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Catherine Clark Demetriadi, MCIOF

Catherine Demetriadi

catherine@philanthropypoint.scot

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Catherine Clark Demetriadi MCIOF has been employed full-time and as a consultant to non-profit organisations in the USA and United Kingdom for nearly four decades. She was a newspaper columnist in Massachusetts for six years and is a regular commentator in British ‘Third Sector’ media. 

She has worked with Nobel laureate scientists and physicians, notable economists such as J. K. Galbraith, leading lawyers and legal experts, politicians, top military brass, and classical and church musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.  She organised major fundraising and conference events from coast to coast in the USA and Canada as well as in the UK.  She was director of development at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, RESPOND, Inc., Jewish Women’s Archive, YWCA Boston, and the Royal School of Church Music; also, capital campaign director for the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation and Greenwood Music Camp

Catherine is dedicated to helping non-profits and charities take their fundraising to the next level, with a focus on deepening vital relationships between donors and their chosen causes.  She believes that fostering a ‘culture of philanthropy’ in organisations can make a transformational difference in fundraising results.

As a consultant, Catherine has

  • Been the virtual development department for several small- to medium-sized non- profits:  managing their appeals, carrying out donor cultivation and stewardship activities, training and supporting gift-solicitation teams, and setting up donor databases until her clients were ready to establish their own development offices;
  • Directed several successful capital and major gifts campaigns; coordinated gala lunches, dinners, major-donor cultivation events; managed national and international conferences; started non-profit groups off on their legacy fundraising, and much more.

She now works primarily—though not exclusively—with international charities and non-profits seeking to raise funds from United States, United Kingdom, and Europe.  She is a member in good standing of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

Universities, medical research institutions, social work, domestic violence, and health-care agencies; environmental charities; and international development groups based in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, India, Austria, and Australia have sought her help with

  • Grants research and proposal writing
  • Drafting and testing cases for philanthropic support
  • Assisting non-profit executives, development staff, and board members to develop their overseas fundraising strategies
  • Setting up fundraising infrastructure for international outposts
  • Launching major-gift, legacy, and endowment campaigns

Recent clients have included the Agitos Foundation, Arts4Dementia, Ecotechnics, The Mission to End Leprosy, University of the Free State, Hantam Community Education Trust, Hope Foundation, The Toybox Charity, Waterfowl & Wetlands Trust, Prostate Cancer Research Centre, LarkOwl, Kinera Foundation, Concordia, Tobacco Free Portfolios, Cicely Saunders Institute, Erskine Homes, and International Rule of Law Project.

‘We would not have been so successful without Catherine’s skill in planning and executing a plan for our capital campaign. She was highly organized, had a good sense of potential donors and how to persuade them to donate. She wrote all the campaign materials, including the basic statement of the campaign, our goals statements and our literature, envelopes and pledge cards. She developed the computer system to track campaign contributions, and logged and analyzed the data herself.

‘Catherine proved herself once again as a greatly skilled and highly competent individual. She has demonstrated that she can successfully focus on and manage a single campaign or act as a consultant for a number of campaigns. She is clearly among the best in her field.’

John D. Isaacs

then-President, Council for a Livable World, Washington, DC

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