You’re probably wondering who I am, and like a true fundraiser you’ve come to find out more. Star move.
I began my fundraising career the same way many of us do, by accident. I volunteered for a corporate community team, signed up for a trek across the Jordan desert (as you do), and 3 months and £3k later I was hooked.
I’ve been a telephone, door to door and community fundraiser before managing the in-house Face to Face team at St Oswald’s Hospice alongside their individual giving and telephone campaigns.
I joined the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in 2016 as their ‘Fundraising Relationship Manager’ and recently won their ‘Rising Star’ award. I’m seconded to the role of ‘Fundraising Brand Campaign Project Manager’ until spring, 2018 leading on the rebrand of the BHF’s fundraising campaigns and materials.
“probably the epitome of donor love in the UK”, changefundraising.com
I’m a member of the Newcastle public speaking training group, Toastmasters , and feature as a speaker on www.greatcharityspeakers.com. I’ll be teaching people how to find and build amazing fundraising relationships at the 2018 Yorkshire, Newcastle and Scottish IoF Conferences, plus the National IoF Convention in July. If you’re going please say ‘hi!’.
And on the subject of IoF conferences; I volunteer on the North East IoF Committee and organise the North East Fundraising Conference alongside adhoc fundraising training events. If you have an amazing idea you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you so hit me up via the ‘Get in Touch’ page, or email me at email@example.com.
I’m always game for a chat and the brews are on me.