Nigel Siederer is the founder and principal of the Good Foundations Consultancy, which advises non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the United Kingdom and internationally on governance and strategy. Siederer was also a founding trustee of Advice UK, has served on the Boards of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (UK) and Fair Trials International, and is currently Chair of the McDougall Trust for Electoral Democracy. He specialises in work with and for grant-making foundations, carrying out grant assessments, evaluations, and research, and writing on policy issues.
Siederer’s consultancy is based on his forty years of experience in the UK NGO sector. In the 1990s, he served as the first chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations, the UK’s key network of grant-making organizations. In that capacity he established an initiative to encourage new philanthropic giving, called Philanthropy UK, and edited the philanthropic journal Trust & Foundation News. Siederer was a staff member of Liberty and London Voluntary Service Council, and led Lambeth Umbrella Group of advice centres and the Local Development Agencies Fund. Siederer has also been a founding trustee of Advice UK, has served on the Boards of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (UK) and Fair Trials International.
Siederer’s recent work includes assessing major grants for Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust, establishing the legal framework for a new philanthropy initiative, and co-authoring Family Foundation Giving Trends 2012.