Tobin Aldrich has set up his own consulting firm Aldrich Fundraising. He will bring more than 20 years of executive fundraising experience to his new firm, and already has around half a dozen clients.
Tobin Aldrich has extensive experience as an executive sales and marketing manager in non-profit organisations. He started his career in the industry at Sightsavers in 1998, where he worked as Head of Direct for roughly two years. In June 2000 he joined he joined Concern Worldwide, where he worked as Director of Fundraising for almost four years, after which he served almost two years as Director of Fundraising for Centrepoint. After that he worked up to the end of 2013 for the National Deaf Children's Society (almost three years) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF; almost 6 years), in both cases holding the role of Director of Communications & Fundraising. Following a second spell at Sightsavers as Global Fundraising Director Aldrich decided to leave in November last year to work on an “interesting plan or two”.
Before his non-profit career, he worked at ROCC Computers for eight years. Aldrich has an MBA in Marketing from the CASS Business School and a BA in History from the University of Cambridge.
On the 1st of December 2014 Aldrich announced that he has decided to establish his own consultancy business. “Here’s a complete bombshell... I’m going to be a fundraising consultant,” he wrote on his blog. The new consultancy, which he named ‘Aldrich Fundraising’, works with charities of all sizes to develop and implement effective fundraising strategies. According to Aldrich, he already has around half a dozen clients. In the coming months Aldrich will focus on building the firm’s footprint and consultant base, through partnerships with associates.
Besides the setup of his own consulting firm, Aldrich has also joined a non-profit consultancy, Tarnside Consulting, as an associate.