Meet the team

Whatever your digital fundraising challenge is, our team of associates have a wealth of experience supporting charities with their digital transformation. Together raising in excess of $1 billion dollars. Find out more about our team below.

Nick Burne

Managing Director

Chris Dellaca

Director, RAISETHRU

Jon R. Humphrey

Lead Developer (GivePanel)

Harry Gardner

Content and Partnerships Manager (GivePanel)

Karen Wood

Operations Manager

Marco Kuntze

Peer-to-Peer Digital Partnerships Specialist (Associate)

Matt Jerwood

Digital Fundraising Consultant (Associate)

Ben Matthews

Digital Fundraising Consultant (Associate)

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Nick Burne

Managing Director

I’m a digital media specialist with proven history of building sustainable digital fundraising programmes for some of the most amazing humanitarian organisations in the world.

I got started in digital early, building websites, SEO and email campaigns back in the late 1990s, making some cash when I was still at University. My first experience in the charity sector was in 2005 when I helped an international development charity launch virtual gifts online together with a paid digital marketing strategy that generated over £1million in the first 60 days (against a target of £10,000)

From there I went on to revamp one of the largest conservation charities' digital team and infrastructure, doubling online revenues and launching one of the most successful charity iPhone apps which generated over 1million downloads in it's first year.

For the past 7 years I’ve been helping international humanisation organisations scale their paid digital media programmes. For example I helped an international children's charity invest over $10million a year in paid digital media at over a 3:1 return, including launching a paid digital media programme in China that grew 1,000% in 5 years, recruiting 10s of thousands of monthly donors.

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Chris Dellaca

Director, RAISETHRU

Chris’s background is at UNICEF UK where from 2014 to 2017 he built their Facebook advertising programme to significant investment levels.

Chris is Client Success Director of our Facebook programme at RAISETHRU and helps support Facebook Ads programmes for clients like Save the Children, IRC, Greenpeace, WWF, CIWF, Oxfam and more.

Chris often runs sessions about Facebook engagement and fundraising at client’s workshops and forums. What Chris doesn’t know about Facebook Advertising isn’t worth knowing!

 
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Marco Kuntze

Peer-to-Peer Digital Partnerships Specialist (Associate)

Marco is an expert in Peer to Peer fundraising bringing together a unique expertise and hands on experience of digital fundraising, strategic insights, marketing and how to raise money from large numbers of people. For the last eight years he has worked for JustGiving, the leading P2P fundraising platform that has raised $4.5 billion for good causes in 164 countries.

During this time he has shaped the online fundraising of some of the world-leading digital fundraising campaigns such as Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life with 600,000 annual participants and has helped to raise tens of millions for charities annually. He is passionate about driving charity growth and efficiencies through digital technology combining innovation and vision with the pragmatic delivery of projects.

This is underpinned by an in-depth understand of data analysis, user experience, social media, mobile apps and API technology as well as what drives fundraiser and donor behaviour.

He launched JustGiving in Ireland through developing high impact and strategic partnerships with leading charities, event organisers and companies resulting in annual revenue growth of 360%. Taking a collaborative approach to create mutual value in partnerships has been at the core of his believes and has been supported by an effective management of key relationship.

Marco is a Trustee of the Resource Alliance, the charity behind the world-leading International Fundraising Conference (IFC) which every year brings together over 1,000 fundraisers from over 60 countries for a week of intense learning and experience exchange.

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Ben Mathews

Digital Fundraising Consultant (Associate)

Ben is a digital marketing, communications and social media consultant specialising in tech, media, consumer, mobile and charity sectors.

Ben Offers senior client consultancy and trusted counsel, sets strategy, and ensures well-executed implementation for campaigns at all levels.

He is a regular speaker and well connected to the London media scene, influencers and blogging communities.

He was awarded Young PR Professional of the Year and is the youngest ever PR professional to be featured in PR Week. He was also a finalist in the Freelancer of the Year Awards run by IPSE, the membership organisation for freelancers and independent consultants.

Client experience include: Amnesty International, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UNICEF, UNPRI, JustGiving, ShelterBox, The Guardian, Bang & Olufsen, We Mean Business, FIA Foundation, Donorfy, London 2012 and The Engine Room.

Specialties: Paid Media and Paid Social, Social Media Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital PR, Influencer Relations, Content Marketing, Social Analytics.

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Matt Jerwood

Digital Fundraising Consultant (Associate)

Matt has 18 years’ experience of strategy, leadership, digital product development, partnerships and marketing, including seven years on Oxfam’s public fundraising senior management team leading digital fundraising and engagement (events, festivals and regional fundraising). 

Matt’s earlier career was in the commercial world working across travel, media, and start-ups for organisations such as; lastminute.com, Global Radio, and Dennis Publishing. Matt has consistently improved income, built relationships, and launched innovative products, including the multi award-winning 'My Oxfam' mobile app. 

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Jon R. Humphrey

Lead Developer GivePanel

Jon, like Nick, also began developing websites in the ‘90s during university and has over twenty years’ experience across the globe as a full-stack developer with a keen focus on usability, performance and accessibility.

In the UK he has worked on projects for The Disney Channel UK, Morgan Stanley, and National Grid and during this period won 14 major awards from bodies including BIMA, Direct Marketing Association, Campaign, Revolution and Marketing magazines.

At GivePanel, Jon consolidates information and innovations from the Facebook Giving Tools via React, the javascript based language Facebook created, blending each ingredient into an exciting and engaging component to create a dynamic portrayal of the fundraising data.

He also manages the system administration and development process, focussing on the rapid deployment of the latest updates and new features for the app.

When not developing, Jon spends his time exploring the surrounding countryside of the Forest of Dean, and western edge of Britain, alongside his wife, five children, three dogs, two ponies, and cat. If you can’t spot him in the woods, you’ll most likely find him on a beach boogie boarding.

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Harry Gardner

Content and Partnerships Manager GivePanel

Harry has been a professional fundraiser for over 6 years working for both national and regional charities. During the latter part of his career, he specialised in corporate fundraising where he led on a variety of UK wide partnerships with some well known national brands, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds.

While working as a fundraiser he also completed an advance level three diploma in fundraising and currently sits on the Institute of Fundraising’s South West Committee. He was delighted to receive the IOF South West Fundraiser of the year award in 2017.

At GivePanel Harry helps to create content for the wonderful charities givepanel was created to serve, providing guidance on how to use the fantastic Facebook Giving Tools. He also aims to build mutually beneficial partnerships with organisations that can help to spread the word of givepanel.

Harry loves his hometown of Stroud, a small town in the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills, and is often referred to as a Stroudie (born and bred). In his spare time, you’ll either find Harry searching for the best cup of coffee in the shire or exploring the local pubs.

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Karen Wood

Operations Manager

Karen is our superstar Operations Manager who sits in the background ensuring everything runs smoothly. You might not get to speak to her but she sorts out all the boring stuff for us so we can focus on what we do best! Every business needs a solid foundation to build upon, and Karen is just that.