Ian is the founder and director of Rogare, the fundraising think tank at Plymouth University’s Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. He’s recognised as a leading thinker on fundraising ethics, and one of his main research areas is to develop a new theory of ethics specifically for application to fundraising. He is also researching the reasons why some people have such vehement negative reactions to being asked to give to charity. Ian edits the Critical Fundraising blog and is also a lecturer in fundraising and marketing at Plymouth. He has worked in the fundraising sector since 2001, as editor of Professional Fundraising magazine, account director at TurnerPR, and head of communications at the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association. Prior to that he was a journalist, editing titles for the police service, music business and waste management industry.