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Marcus Missen

Director of Fundraising and Communications,
WaterAid UK

Marcus is the Director of Communications and Fundraising at WaterAid, with over 28 years’ experience. Having successfully strengthened communications and fundraising across WaterAid,  Marcus believes in setting clear visions, and inspiring innovation. He has built a high performing team delivering sustained income growth across a global balanced portfolio. Previously he was the Development Director and Head of Fundraising Strategy at NSPCC, has held senior roles in other leading UK charities and is currently a Trustee on the BOND and IBT boards. Marcus passionately believes the charity sector needs to change to remain relevant and is committed to focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by this sector.

  • Sharing developmental and operational insights from an award-winning fundraising campaign which raised £8.2 million through a match funded appeal
  • Ensuring robust compliance in communications and advertising in the formulation of a campaign in line with the Fundraising Code
  • Assessing how to successfully enhance impact and reach out to new supporters whilst meeting regulatory standards
  • Exploring how WaterAid ensured effective GDPR compliance in the expansion of their fundraising communications strategy

Winner of Fundraising Campaign of the Year at the 2018 Third Sector Awards