Ali James






Ali is an experienced Board level Director who joins Philanthropy Company from Compton Verney, where she has been leading development.  A fundraising and engagement specialist, she has spent the majority of her career working in the third sector.

Her ability to work right across development programmes is a huge asset to any client and she has great knowledge of securing major gifts in the context of Oxford colleges and cultural institutions.

Ali is an expert in building new or reinvigorating existing posts and operations, to create strong philanthropic cultures and thriving membership programmes. Ali has been responsible for a complete cross-section of development activity – everything from reporting to boards to individual major gift fundraising and regular giving programmes to data management and alumni/donor relations at senior management levels. She is a hands on fundraiser as well as a consultant. Through consultancy she has also helped over 40 institutions create a more strategic and target-driven approach to their development operations.