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Graeme Byrne

Graeme Byrne

Partner

+44 (0)7968 964073
gbyrne@morepartnership.com

I believe that for an organisation to be great at fundraising requires three things. Great fundraisers talking to great prospects about great things. My main specialism is in helping organisations uncover their top prospects.

As a fundraiser, I believe there is nothing like the adrenaline you feel before meeting an excellent prospect. My aim is that all principal and major gift portfolios be brimming with great prospects, which is often far from the case.

I’m also interested in what works once great prospects have been identified. To build strong and meaningful relationships requires many qualities and balancing them can bring its challenges. If I could sum it up I believe the best fundraisers are persistent without being annoying. Persistence doesn’t always pay, but I’ve seen many examples of where it has.

Some I've worked with recently

  • Aston University
  • Birckbeck, University of London
  • Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • L'Institut des Hautes Études Scientifique
  • Ipswich School
  • Moorfields Eye Charity
  • Royal College of Art
  • Ulster University
  • University College London
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Helsinki

Years of fundraising experience: 14

Talents

  • Helping organisations uncover new prospects
  • Major gifts
  • Building and managing relationships with donors and potential donors

Before More

  • Director of Development, University of East Anglia
  • Head of Fundraising, Papworth Trust
  • Fundraising Manager, Ormiston Children & Families Trust
  • MSc Development & The Environment, University of East Anglia
  • BA Development Studies, University of East Anglia

Outside More

  • Crossfit. I used to do lots more, including football golf, rugby and socialising, but I'm run off my feet these days by my three children (twin daughters and a son) and a cockapoo.