Alan Gosschalk is the Director of Fundraising at Plan International UK. Alan has been a professional fundraiser for over 27 years including 20 as a Fundraising Director at leading charities such as Scope, Shelter and Action On Hearing Loss. Recently he was also at Comic Relief and the British Asian Trust. He was Vice-Chair of the Institute of Fundraising for six years and was a trustee of Hope and Homes for Children for ten years. He was awarded a ‘Lifetime Contribution to Fundraising’ award at the Institute of Fundraising’s Awards in 2013. For five consecutive years, the readers of Fundraising magazine voted him one of the top three most influential people in fundraising, partly for his role in galvanising the sector to be more transparent and accountable.