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Julian Thompson

Julian has worked and consulted for charities and social enterprises in fundraising, policy and innovation roles since 2008.

He has expertise in developing fundraising strategies, propositions and design-led innovation. Currently, he is an independent Innovation Strategist working with Third and Public sector organisations to design future services and solutions. Julian is also a consultant for the Institute of Fundraising on a programme working with small community-based organisations to build on their fundraising capabilities.

He also helps community-based organisations build their fundraising and innovation capabilities.

Julian has generated £2.7 million from strategic partnerships with companies and grant-making organisations and designed and led the development of a national business network focused on mobilising expertise and philanthropy to African start-ups.

He is passionate about social change, community impact and is the Vice Chair of a youth mental health charity.