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Aldrich & Ward

Leadership Consulting & Search

Leadership consulting & search for good

Extraordinary Results

Aldrich & Ward is a leadership consultancy and search practice helping nonprofits achieve exceptional results with extraordinary people.

Leadership Consulting

We provide strategic support to charities on fundraising, communications and organisational strategy. We can provide a complete solution from auditing current performance, developing new strategies to putting the structures and people in place to deliver success

Exceptional Talent

Aldrich & Ward believes that exceptional results can only happen with extraordinary people. As former charity leaders and Fundraising Directors, we understand first-hand what the word ‘talent’ means and the difference it will make to your organisation. 



Projects are delivered by our two principals who have a combined four decades of experience in fundraising for major organisations, across all income streams and of achieving exceptional results in complex environments


We adapt our approach to ensure that we work most effectively with the client team and within the organisation’s culture and ethos.


We minimise the use of theory and jargon to produce outcomes that will be implemented, achieving significant improvements in performance

Case Study

Not just great leaders, but are also proper hands on fundraisers with wide ranging skills..I doubt many can top them

Mark Astarita, OBE - Executive Director of Fundraising, British Red Cross

Extraordinary Roles

We have opportunities for exceptional people

Family for Every Child

Head of Fundraising & Communications

Family for Every Child is a global alliance of local civil society organisations working together to improve the lives of vulnerable children around the world. We are seeking a permanent Head of Fundraising and Communications, a role which can be located anywhere globally. We are at a new and positive juncture in our development, with an income of £2.9m and a membership of 30 civil society organisations which we plan to grow to 50 over the next three years.


Director of Philanthropy - £80k +

We have an opportunity for an exceptional relationship fundraising professional to really make a difference to the lives of children in the UK. I CAN, the UK’s leading children’s communication charity, believes that language is a fundamental life skill, essential for all learning and for making friends. . It works in nurseries and schools across the UK with evidence-based programmes and runs two special schools for children with the most severe and complex needs.


Deputy Director of Public Fundraising

We are looking for an exceptional individual who understands response marketing in the fundraising sector and will be able to lead the team to further success. You will be joining one of the largest fundraising programmes within the UK, generating over £30m a year, primarily from our c400,000 regular giving supporters. Reporting to the Director of Public Fundraising and working closely with other departments, this leadership role will develop, implement and deliver fundraising strategy and activities to transform the income of WWF.


Philanthropy Manager

I CAN, the UK’s leading children’s communication charity, have an opportunity for a motivated relationship fundraising professional to make a real difference to the lives of children in the UK. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and a key part of the team, the new Philanthropy Manager will be committed to I CAN’s cause and will significantly improve our performance in building long term engaging relationships and raising funds.

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Imogen was not only a highly effective Marketing Director at MERLIN but also a strong corporate director.  Imogen is an inveterate networker,  spots talent from a range of sources and has the uncanny ability to understand what I need before I do!   Coupled with her energy and  drive she will be a valuable partner for a wide range of organisations

Carolyn Miller, CBE. Former CEO of MERLIN


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Our Founders

We have over 40 years' experience of senior leadership roles in charities in the UK, Ireland and internationally

Tobin Aldrich

Tobin has led the fundraising and communications functions for major charities such as Concern Worldwide, WWF, Sightsavers and National Deaf Children's Society

Imogen Ward

Imogen Ward has over 20 years' experience of senior nonprofit leadership roles including being the CEO of an African education charity, the Lessons for Life Foundation and also Marketing and Communications Director of the emergency medical charity MERLIN