Andrew Day

Chairman and Director

One of the fundamental principles of fundraising is that to succeed, you must always act with integrity, staying true to your values and making sure that your vision reflects these.

It’s no different in our role as fundraising consultants - if you lose touch with your reason for being, you also risk losing your way. That’s why I’m so keen to make sure that the future we build at Gifted is grounded in the people and partnerships that keep us thriving. It’s about sharing our expertise and experience in a field that continues to excite us – philanthropy.

A culture based on empathy and experience

If we believe in the importance of philanthropic giving, as a company we must be about more than just creating a transactional relationship with our clients. We need to start with a clear understanding of what’s motivating volunteer leaders to fundraise. To do this, the team at Gifted foster a personal history of philanthropy by actively giving time and money to the projects or programmes they care about. In my own career, this has inspired friendships with some remarkable individuals and built longstanding volunteer relationships with a number of different charities. From serving as a Trustee with organisations such as The National Churches Trust, to taking on leadership roles within local government, I’ve been constantly reminded of the power of philanthropic giving.

Simply put, being a good partner to not-for-profit leaders and volunteers means appreciating the journey they’re on and understanding the challenges they face.

Building great client partnerships

Knowing what it means to give and what’s at stake when you invite others to share your enthusiasm for a project, has helped me to direct transformational fundraising programmes in the UK and overseas.

When I started out more than three decades ago, I had a sense of how important major gifts fundraising was to building financial health and long-term organisational resilience. I still believe that to be the case. But I also realise that you don’t have to make a major gift to be a philanthropist – that is a privilege available to any who are prepared to master their wealth, whatever size it may be, and direct it for the greater good.

My experience with clients as diverse as the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Gordonstoun School and Peterborough Cathedral, has taught me that campaigns only win when fundraising is personal; philanthropy flourishes when people are encouraged to give to other people, rather than causes. As we plan for the future at Gifted, this is one truth that will continue to sit right at the heart of the way we do business.

Further information

Client assignments

Arts, Culture & Heritage

  • Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
  • Dr Johnson’s House, London
  • Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
  • Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
  • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • The Bach Choir
  • Young Vic Theatre, London

Education & Youth

  • Brambletye School, East Grinstead
  • British School at Rome
  • Coventry Schools Foundation
  • Edinburgh Business School
  • Elstree Preparatory School, Woolhampton
  • Gordonstoun Schools, Scotland
  • Griffith University, Brisbane
  • Heathfield School, Ascot
  • Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
  • Horris Hill Preparatory School, Newbury
  • Kenilworth School, Warwickshire
  • King Edward V1 Camphill School for Boys
  • King’s School, Canterbury
  • King’s School, Ely
  • King’s School, Tynemouth
  • Malvern St James Girls' School, Great Malvern
  • Napier University, Edinburgh
  • Pretoria Technicon, South Africa
  • Solihull School
  • St Mary’s, Calne
  • Stratford upon Avon School
  • The Southport School, Gold Coast
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • University of Hull
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Sunderland
  • Warwick Independent Schools Foundation
  • Whitgift Foundation Schools
  • Wimbledon High School

Cathedrals & Churches

  • Blackburn Cathedral
  • Canterbury Cathedral Trust
  • Chapel Royal, Hampton Court
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
  • Christ Church Cathedral, New Zealand
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver
  • Ely Cathedral
  • Great St Bartholomew, London
  • Guildford Cathedral
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland
  • Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield
  • Lichfield Cathedral
  • Peterborough Cathedral
  • St Albans Cathedral
  • St George’s, Mayfair
  • St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane
  • St John’s, Notting Hill
  • St Mary's Church, Warwick
  • St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick
  • St Paul’s, Knightsbridge
  • Worcester Cathedral

Civic & Community

  • British Library
  • Centre for Social Justice
  • Clean-up Australia, Sydney
  • Countryside Alliance
  • English Heritage
  • Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust, London
  • Goldsmiths’ Company, City of London
  • Landcare Australia
  • National Trust of Australia
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, California
  • Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster
  • Skinners' Company
  • Taxpayers’ Alliance
  • Western Development Museum, Saskatchewan

Health & Welfare

  • Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, Cambridge
  • Castel Froma Neuro Care
  • Colchester Hospital
  • Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
  • Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
  • Kent, Surrey, Sussex Air Ambulance
  • Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • Myton Hospice, Warwick
  • Rosie Hospital, Cambridge
  • Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney
  • The Air Ambulance, Warwickshire
  • The London Clinic
  • Treetops Hospice Care, Derby
  • Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney
  • ‘Bear Cottage’ Children’s Hospice, Sydney

Sports & Recreation

  • Society of Chemical Industry
  • Stratford Rugby club
  • The Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation
  • The Skinners' Company
Services list

Feasibility Studies
Campaign Management

Strategy Reviews and Development Audits
Periodic Consulting


"Andrew Day has been a source of wise counsel and support for our fundraising campaigns at Warwick School, over a number of years. He has given valued strategic oversight and practical guidance throughout and has a huge wealth of experience and understanding of the nuances of fundraising in different environments. Andrew has also given advice and support to the day-to-day operations of the Development Office. Importantly, he has acted as a voice of authority and assurance to our Headmaster and governors that we are 'doing the right things"
Phillip Rothwell, Director of Development, Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, Deputy Chair IDPE

Get in touch

To arrange a no-obligation discussion of your fundraising needs, contact [email protected] or call Leamington Spa 01926 674137