Matt Ide, Managing Director
“Matt is an extremely experienced and competent fundraising researcher. He takes a fully integrated approach to the preparation of excellent quality research that is organisation focussed and he understands the background of the organisation and is able to respond to specific needs and requirements. The result is quality intelligence that is relevant, timely and produced cost effectively. I would not hesitate to recommend Matt.”
Kate Green, Director of Fundraising and Business Development, National Star Foundation
Matt is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Giving Insight, and is one of the UK's leading fundraising research experts.
Prior to establishing the company, Matt was Research Manager at THINK Consulting Solutions; a position he took up after runnning his own research company Hands On Research. He's also worked in-house for numerous charities over a 10-year period, prior to becoming a consultant, and so understands the needs and pressures associated with delivering fundraising objectives.
Matt has a degree (BA Hons) in Economics and a Masters (MRes.) in Development Research.
Matt’'s passion for knowledge sharing and research intelligence has seen him launch numerous websites, but he i’s perhaps best known for creating the world's first global fundraising resources website (formerly fResource).
He is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and is on the committee of the IoF's Researchers in Fundraising (RiF) Special Interest Group. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) in America.
Matt’'s specialist interest areas include global fundraising market research, competitor analysis and benchmarking, high net worth individuals (HNWIs), trusts & foundations and prospect research training and mentoring.
When Matt isn't working, he can usually be found keeping his baby daughter entertained or walking in the Peak District near his home in Cheshire.
Tel: +44 (0)7941 432073