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  • Enabling every school to develop a culture of giving so that they can provide the best educational opportunities
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    IDPE is the UK's leading schools’ development membership organisation and a registered charity. Established in 1999 we now support the majority of state and independent schools who are actively fundraising and who are involved with fundraising from alumni and parents.

    Professional fundraising in schools, often known as 'development', has more than doubled in the last decade and 2015 saw schools raise an impressive £190m - a 27% increase on the previous year.*
    'No Head can afford not to have
    development on his or her agenda'
    'All schools with ambition must have a
    development office and any school that does not have dedicated fundraising professionals
    will be lucky to survive in the current competitive environment.'
    Eric Young, Governor, Fettes College

    *The Independent Schools Financial Benchmarking Survey 2016 published by Baines Cutler Solutions