Dr Pamela Davis, senior consultant, is considered a pioneer in the field of high-value fundraising, and a champion of philanthropic collaboration. Originally from America, with a PhD from Cambridge University, she has a particular affinity for funding programmes designed to benefit higher education and the environment.
Pam comes to Global Philanthropic with over 20 years experience in building powerful fundraising teams and global partnerships. Most recently, as Director of Development for the RSPB, she was responsible for creating, nurturing and implementing a series of firsts for the organisation: their first high-value fundraising programme; their first ethical gifts acceptance policy and procedure; their first seven-figure gift. As part of her role with RSPB, she helped establish the organisation’s first major gift fundraising initiative in Kenya
As Director of Development at ARK she led the reorganisation of the Development Team, shaping new fundraising strategies and adapting event-led fundraising to one focused on donor values.
Prior to that, Pam was brought in as Head of Fundraising at the Cambridge University Development Office, to recruit and lead the fundraising team for the University’s historic 800th Anniversary Campaign. This was an ambitious and innovative programme for a British institution, the first of it’s kind in the UK. The target for the campaign was £1 billion; working in close collaboration with senior leadership at the University, Pam and her Development team and the Colleges surpassed the £1 billion target two years ahead of schedule.
Pam founded and subsequently taught the MBA Fundraising course at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and is a guest lecturer on strategic fundraising for the MPhil Conservation Leadership course at the Cambridge Conservation Campus.