Penny Appeal Appoints Na’eem Raza as Director of Fundraising
“Fundraisers should be doing so well that with the level of transparency, people should be phoning you and asking about the latest projects. The level of transparency and mutual respect should be such that we become fund collectors, not fundraisers.” - Na’eem Raza
Penny Appeal are delighted to have appointed Na’eem Raza as our Director of Fundraising. Na’eem has a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector, with a varied portfolio under his belt which reflects his enduring vision and passion for helping those less fortunate.
Na’eem’s expertise in the non-profit sector spans two decades, working closely with well known charities like Islamic Relief. Na’eem has been CEO of both the Muslim Youth Helpline and One Family, as well as Director of Fundraising for Human Appeal. Over the last two years, Na’eem has been an expert consultant working with established charities such as Barnado’s, the British Asian Trust and Penny Appeal.
Having travelled extensively around the world serving communities and raising awareness of major emergencies such as the Syrian crisis and conflict in Somalia, Na’eem has a profound understanding of and empathy for people who are trapped in poverty and conflict - it’s the driving force behind his impressive work ethic and continual focus on innovation in all aspects of the non-profit sector.
“Penny Appeal is at the top of its game,” Na’eem says, “It really is bringing innovation to the sector; it’s refreshing to work alongside a charity which isn’t afraid to be brave and challenge the status quo for the good of the people we serve.”
“The goal is to create a sustainable world; to create paradise on earth. As fundraisers, we are working to open up a dialogue with our supporters which is transparent, open and just. Fundraisers should be doing so well that with the level of transparency, people should be phoning you and asking about the latest projects. The level of transparency and mutual respect should be such that we become fund collectors, not fundraisers.”
All of us here at Penny Appeal, and especially the Fundraising Department, are looking forward to seeing Na’eem’s fresh approach and clear vision come to life. We have no doubt that he will be instrumental in helping us fundraise in a manner which is transparent, compassionate and innovative.
THURSDAY 8 AUG 2019