David Dowling has more than 15 years of experience in senior marketing, communications, and fundraising roles with organisations including The National Trust for Scotland, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, and Cycling UK. As an outstanding charitable leader, David delivers effective solutions based on his substantial knowledge of the principles and practices of both marketing and fundraising.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in areas including::
Seamless integration of marketing and fundraising strategies
Strategic development of brand and corporate identities
Capital campaign project management
Successful delivery of diverse membership and donor acquisition programmes
Development and implementation of intensive annual appeals, direct marketing, and individual giving programmes
Customer segmentation and direct mail techniques
Supporter care and stewardship
Data management and database implementation
Qualifications, Awards, and Memberships
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from Strathclyde Graduate Business School
Master of Arts with Honours from St Andrews University
Winner, Scottish Institute of Fundraising Direct Marketing Award
Born and educated in Scotland, David has held increasingly senior roles in the communications, conservation, health, and transport sectors, including managing highly successful direct marketing and capital campaigns for Scotland’s largest charity, The National Trust for Scotland. He has honed his communications, brand management, and fundraising skills by implementing sophisticated and complex charitable campaigns, resulting in triple-digit percentage revenue growth.
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