Bill Conner has spent more than 35 years transforming the fundraising results of the organisations with whom he has worked in both the UK and the US. His expertise is in leading organisations through institutional strategic planning for large fundraising campaigns, building high value relationships leading to successful fundraising, and crafting institutional visions and associated narratives to support fundraising initiatives. Bill is a founding partner of Conner & Associates and a Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford where he is the Development Director.
His particular interests include new philanthropic ventures and encouraging robust donor engagement with philanthropy and social investment. He has held board roles with the European Association for Philanthropy and Giving and EUConsult.
Bill began his consulting career in 1999 and in 2001 became a director of Brakeley Ltd where he served a wide range of clients in the UK, Continental Europe and the US. He has also served as Director of Development at New College, University of Oxford and the Ashridge Business School. Prior experience includes senior management and fundraising roles with the London Business School, the San Francisco and Miami Operas, the Castle Hill Foundation and the Boston University School for the Arts.