My name is Bryan Miller (aka @millbry on Twitter) and this is a blog where I share ideas and news related to all forms of digital fundraising and non-profit marketing.
I originally began the blog way back in June 2007 as part of Howard Lake’s fundraising.co.uk site. But over the months it took-on something of a life of its own and so at the start of 2008 I moved it here, and it’s been growing ever since.
A quick bit of background on me – so you know where I’m coming-from – then you can go have a dig around the blog and see what you think… And please do leave comments if anything particularly sparks your interest.
After studying geology and then computing at university, I finally entered gainful employment back in the ‘80s at the computer and communications company Logica. After a few years of systems design and development I shifted across into the marketing team there, and have been involved in marketing – and more specifically direct and digital marketing – ever since.
A year spent with World Vision in the early ‘90s began my special interest in fundraising and, after some time at a specialist technology marketing agency working on brands like IBM, Canon and Compuserve, eventually led me to work for two fundraising specialist direct marketing agencies – The Domain Group, in Seattle and London (now called Merkle in the US) and then Whitewater in London.
After six years as Whitewater’s Planning Director, I joined the London office of WWAV Rapp Collins (now called Rapp) as Planning Partner, working with a range of commercial and charity clients. A couple of years later I moved to Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research and Europe’s largest fundraising charity, where I established their central Strategy and Consumer Insight department.
Then, in late 2009, I decided to embark on something new and set-up my own marketing and fundraising consultancy – Strategy Refresh. You can read more about that and the type of work I do for clients here.
I’m also a regular speaker on consumer insight, marketing and fundraising strategy, and digital communications and fundraising at conferences across Europe, and occasionally also get around to writing articles and papers on much the same subjects.
So, that’s me. I hope you find my blog interesting. If so, then you can subscribe to receive the latest posts by Email or RSS simply by clicking on the relevant link in the top right of the screen.
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