Specialisms: community fundraising, arts management, young people, event fundraising, data analysis and data management, strategy planning, financial planning, project management.
Specialisms: trust fundraising and bid writing, lottery funding, small charities, strategy development, arts funding, community fundraising, individual giving, corporate fundraising.
Specialisms: Trust fundraising, fundraising strategy, lottery funding, small-charity fundraising and development; mentoring and action-learning with new fundraisers, project management, project development; partnership development.
More about Kate
I've been in fundraising for the best part of 15 years over this time I've gained experience working in small and large charities - each with their own set of challenges. Recently my work has focussed on developing strategies and implementing them in individual giving and community fundraising. At Depaul UK following my work on developing the community fundraising strategy, we have nearly doubled income from 2016 to 2017.
I've delivered successful appeals from £20,000 events to £2m individual campaigns. I've recruited and supported volunteers to speak, raise money and speak passionately about various causes from childhood neglect to preventing the spread of HIV. I love data, planning and insight. Give me a project and I'll schedule the hell out of it. And as well as working in fundraising, I've also led a small organisation as its executive director - so I understand the connection between organisational strategy and successful fundraising from both sides. I'm passionate about creating engaged, inspired and story motivated supporters.
Along side my fundraising career I also have an interest in music and it's impact on societies and individuals. As such I am currently studying for a PhD in music psychology at the University of Sheffield. Find out more here.
More about Laura
After five years of working in the media, I ventured into the world of fundraising in a bid to make a difference in the world. Ten years later and I’ve been lucky enough to work with a variety of charities – creating strategies, developing projects and securing core and restricted funding to make good things happen.
I’ve worked as a Corporate Fundraiser, been part of a large, national Community Fundraising team, and, for the last 6 years, I’ve focused on bid writing and Trust fundraising for a number of small charities. I’m creative, I ask lots of questions and I love a challenge, so working with people to turn their needs and ideas into fundable and deliverable projects is what I’m best at. I can offer the whole package - from initial research and project planning, through to writing the bid, meeting the funders and monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the project.
I’m happy to say that I’ve currently got a 3 out of 3 success rate with BIG Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities applications, securing over £600k multi-year project funding for vital frontline services.
More about Justina
I’ve been working for small and large charities for over 15 years, and in that time I have raised more than £5million in trust and statutory income. This includes two £500,000 grants from the Big Lottery, and trust fundraising success with most large trusts and foundations. I am currently leading a Social Prescribing project for Citizens Advice Waltham Forest, building partnerships in the voluntary sector to ensure their contribution is optimised and valued.
Before becoming a freelance charity fundraiser, I worked for Teenage Cancer Trust for five years, creating a trusts programme from scratch to an income stream that regularly raises more than £500,000 per year. Prior to that I was the Chief Exec of the Kentish Town Community Centre (www.ktcc.org.uk) where I tripled the annual income and raised £900,000 to extend the building.
Five years of charity management has equipped me with incredibly valuable experience of the joys and challenges faced by CEOs and trustees in the voluntary sector every day.
I love working with small charities and admire the creativity, energy and resilience of the people who help them to thrive. I particularly enjoy building other people’s skills in fundraising, aiming to leave each organisation I work with more able and confident than they were before. Fundraising is a wonderful opportunity to create more good in the world, and I am always thrilled to see the projects that are created or sustained as a result.
The great organisations we've worked with
StreetDoctors teach young people aged 16 -24 what to do to save a life if they are at the scene of a violent assault, and challenge their attitude to violence and willingness to help others in a crisis.
Music in the Round believes in getting people up close and personal to intimate, informal and affordable events performed by world class musicians playing the greatest music ever written.
Depaul's vision is of a society in which everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community and they work to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it.
The Hackney Pirates make a transformative impact on the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people who are both falling behind at school and have fewer advantages at the start of their life.
The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable world.
Artsadmin enables artists to create without boundaries, producing bold, interdisciplinary work to share with local, national and international audiences.
Theodora Children’s Charity trains professional performers called Giggle Doctors to bring music, play, magic and storytelling to children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres across England.
A UK based organisation that assists street children, disabled children, young refugees, and children in trouble with the law.
Safe Haven Children's Trust aim to prevent the abandonment, institutionalisation and exploitation of children in Cambodia.
SeeAbility believes the right to vision is a basic human right. They champion the rights and life chances of people with learning disabilities to ensure that that no-one is excluded from eye care because of social, geographic or economic reasons.
Citizens Advice Waltham Forest provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
NOFA unlocks access to the life-changing experience of ensemble music making for young people with complex lives.
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
A leading relief and development charity, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.
Haven House has supported over 600 families, looking after children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
CTS is a publisher to the Catholic church. Kate provided one-to-one Raisers Edge training to the Head of Fundraising and Communications.
Cardiomyopathy UK's vision is for everyone affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy to lead long and fulfilling lives. They provide information and support to families and we help train doctors and nurses.
Community Focus (CF) is an inclusive multi-arts centre based in Barnet. They work to encourage members of our community of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to participate in the arts, to gain confidence and to challenge barriers through integration and innovation.
The City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra is one of the UK's leading independent youth orchestras.