James Butler

James Butler


+44 (0)7525 259 502

Over the years I’ve met and spoken with several hundred donors, whether as a practising fundraiser in my career before More or on behalf of my clients. Meeting new people and finding out about their lives and motivations is still the best part of fundraising.

A highlight for me was the role I played in realising a significant donation to set up the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York. A key part of the Centre’s work is providing support for human rights defenders at risk. It was brilliant to be part of something that is having such an impact upon individual lives.

I work for More because I’ve seen at first hand the amazing things that stem from giving – not just smart new buildings but the fulfilment of amazing and life-changing ideas.  

Some I've worked with recently

  • Alzheimer’s Research UK
  • Cambridge University Boat Club
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Royal Holloway, University of London

Years of fundraising experience: 17 (7 at More)


  • Building relationships and securing major gifts
  • Developing fundraising strategies
  • Supporting and encouraging new fundraisers
  • Helping to get Development moving
  • Focusing on what will make a difference

Before More

  • Student caller in my final year at the University of Warwick
  • Supervising school and university telephone campaigns with MacGregor Jones
  • Development Officer at Queen's University Belfast
  • Six years at the University of York where I helped to successfully re-establish the Development Office (and raised a number of six and seven figure gifts)

Outside More

  • Family
  • Books and film
  • Learning to play the guitar
  • Running
  • Exploring the hills of Britain and Ireland