Peter is a giant of fundraising, intellectually and in terms of financial results. Global in outlook, focussed in achievement, he is also a pleasure and real gentleman to work with. I would heartily recommend Peter to anyone.
Creative Director at Revolutionise (previously Clayton Burnett Limited)
I worked closely with Peter for several years on a major capital fund raising program, and it would be difficult to speak too highly of Peter’s contribution to what was ultimately a very successful campaign. From the initial ideas that allowed the campaign to differentiate itself from the many other very worthy fund raising campaigns, to working with a very high profile but also very demanding Executive Committee, as well as leading a large group of professional fund raisers, Peter provided great leadership, encouragement and motivation to everybody involved in the campaign. I also know that despite the many demands of his role at the time, Peter also found time to make a great contribution to improving the professionalism of the fund raising industry through his many roles at the Fundraising Institute Australia. Peter is also highly personable and has that often spoken about but rare ability to contend with people at all levels of an organisation, and while he is unfailingly professional and courteous, his good sense of humour is never far away.
Non Executive Chairman at Seecue Pty Ltd
I have regularly turned to Peter for advice when developing new campaigns or managing stakeholder relationships. I have valued his counsel and guidance. He is an experienced, astute and strategic fundraiser who can articulate the disciplines of the profession. It is terrific to have him back in Australia.
Peter has a great track record in all aspects of modern fundraising, with an emphasis on major gift and capital campaigns. He chaired the track on Capital Campaign fundraising at Madison Down Under and showed himself to be committed to sharing his expertise in this foremost professional development program, which combines North American and Australian faculty. The campaign he initiated at Austin Health for the Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre has been an outstanding success. I warmly recommend Peter as a leader in Advancement both in Australia and internationally.
Bronwyn Street MBA CFRE GAICD
Fundraising Consultant and Company Director
The Association of NHS Charities plays a key role in supporting its member charities which between them have assets in excess of £2.3bn and an annual income of more than £330m. Through our Fundraising Mutual Interest Group (known as the ‘MIG’) the Association provides its members with advice and guidance on a range of fundraising issues primarily through our MIG conferences but also on an individual basis. Peter Dalton was instrumental in helping to set the MIG up in 2009 and then served as Chairman until his return to Australia in 2012. Peter’s extensive knowledge of fundraising and specifically within the health sector, as well as his first class ability as a Chairman and conference presenter, ensured the MIG became one of the most popular and highly valued membership benefits. Peter also assisted many individual members with requests for help on a range of fundraising issues, both operational and strategic and was a constant source of information and inspiration to us all.
We were extremely fortunate to have Peter working with us during these formative years and he is greatly missed, but such was the significance of his contribution that the MIG is now a key feature of Association. Not only has the MIG raised the profile of fundraising generally amongst the membership but it has also encouraged many member charities to expand and improve their fundraising operations thereby significantly increasing their income. One couldn’t ask for a more valuable and long lasting contribution and we owe our gratitude to Peter for that!
Chief Executive Association of NHS Charities
Peter is a committed professional who has lead the team at Addenbrookes with dedication and flair. He also plays a key role in helping improve professional standards through the work we do together on the CFRE International UK TaskForce. I have the highest regard for Peter and have enjoyed working with him in these two areas.
Andrew Day CFRE
Group Chief Executive, Compton Fundraising Consultants
Peter is a master fund raiser… with deep knowledge of all areas. His greatest expertise is in the capital campaign area. I have hired his services both in this area, and also consulted to him when he ran a general fund raising campaign across all areas. At that point he was managing a varied portfolio with a wide range of fundraising channels. Among other things, Peter develops strong empathy and rapport with all folks he works with and for… which is no doubt why he is both easy to work with, and also does excellent work in the major gifts and capital campaign area. I strongly recommend his work.
Dr Stuart McGill
Trainer/Advisor in Gain Sharing, Bonus Systems, Lead Gen., Social Media, Membership, Sales, Org Improvement, LION
Peter is one of the all time Guru’s within the world Fundraising Sector and his achievements speak volumes. His big thinking and strategic planning skills are awesome and I believe he sees further into the future than anyone knows. But over many years I have simple respected him because he is ‘A genuine Good Bloke’. His fundraising skills are an outcome of his personal credibility that is simply a joy and an inspiration to be around. And he is no slouch as a singer as well. I have no hesitation in recommending Peter to all who require his skills.
Peter Fletcher CFRE FFIA
Principal at ‘The Fundraising Coach’
Peter is well know internationally for his leadership and success in fundraising, however he is also deeply respected for ‘giving back’ to his profession and supporting up and coming fundraisers. After learning about Making The Ask from Peter in an FIA course, when I made The Ask of him to support my fundraising efforts in a welfare agency new to fundraising, he didn’t hesitate to agree. While leading internationally significant campaigns Peter has always managed to find the time to contribute to the professional development of fundraising in Australia and to be a supportive colleague and mentor. Great success and generosity are hallmarks of his character.
Director of External Relations at The Song Room