An award-winning fundraising consultant who has been in fundraising since 1985. In August 1997 he returned from a three- year spell in Australia and has since established his own fundraising consultancy business drawing on wide work experience gained in the UK, USA and Australia. He has held a number of senior posts including Executive Director of The Starlight Foundation and Director of Public Affairs at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
He did his Geography degree at the School of Oriental & African Studies (University of London), is a qualified teacher (PGCE from University of Liverpool) and won a scholarship to undertake his Masters degree in Demography from the London School of Economics. He has been a speaker at Chartered Institute of Fundraising regional and national conferences. He gained his professional accreditation in Australia as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) - one of the first British fundraisers to do so. He also won a national ‘Excellence in Fundraising’ Award from the Fundraising Institute of Australia - his most recent award was being named Fundraising Adviser of the Year (UK) for 2017 & 2018 by the Global Finance Monthly Magazine Awards.
Paddy is a member of the Association of Fundraising Consultants (16 years) and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (30 years).
Paddy's passion is tennis and he plays on the UK 'seniors' circuit. He lives in Redhill, Surrey and has a second office base in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Andrew has over a decade’s worth of experience of working strategically with charities to grow and diversify income streams. He has raised millions of pounds for good causes and has become proficient in both revenue and capital fundraising campaigns. He is an expert in all areas of income generation, most notably Trust & Foundations and has developed specialisms in both corporate giving and major donors. Andrew holds a wide range of charitable interests including mental health, young people, cultural, and religious organisations. Andrew has worked on a range of capital appeals from £50,000 to £1.6m. He enjoys the challenge and process of finding the right funding sources and writing eloquent and compelling funding applications. Previously a CEO of a mental health charity, Andrew holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising as well as being on their directory of consultants. He has worked within Local Authority, NHS, Higher Education and the Charity sectors. Andrew is passionate about his garden and lives in Chichester.
Amanda started her fundraising career in 1998 at the NSPCC, where she stayed as a Community Appeals Manager for eight years. Since then she has worked for a wide variety of not-for-profit organisations – large and small charities, social enterprises and educational establishments. Prior to fundraising she was a writer for family and children’s magazines.
Having become an independent fundraising consultant in 2013, Amanda has experience in trusts and foundation, major donor, community fundraising as well as project managing capital appeals and volunteer recruitment. She provides support to CEOs, Directors and Heads of Fundraising to develop income in areas including writing funding applications; prospect research; advising on fundraising strategy; board development and devising stewardship programmes that build on relationships with new and existing donors and re-engaging with lapsed supporters.
Amanda has provided long-term consultation for many clients over the past five years, including children’s health, faith, disability, educational, environmental, hospice, carer, hospital, veteran and homeless organisations. She is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and keeps up to date with charity legislation and fundraising trends.
Amanda's passion is film studies. She lives in Liverpool.
David has over 20 years' experience working in the Third Sector having held senior management roles in national charities and been CEO at three different organisations.
David has worked across the UK in sectors as diverse as Animal Welfare, Young People, Disability Rights, Education, Dispute Resolution and Community Cohesion and has guided charities through periods of development and change.
David’s skills and experience include staff training, volunteer management, income generation and governance support. He has helped Trustee boards secure membership and structure appropriate to the needs of the organisation, has led management restructuring projects to ensure charities are well placed and sustainable for the future and has delivered papers on charity management at conferences in the UK and abroad.
David's passion is his Harley Davidson motorbike. He lives in north Yorkshire.
Matthew has much experience of working with disability charities and especially with churches and cathedrals. He was head of legacy fundraising at the Stroke Association and at Action for Children he was in charge (amongst other responsibilities) of raising money to support residential homes for people with disabilities, both in the UK and in the Caribbean. For several years he was chair of the trustees of a small London based charity for young people aged up to 25 with severe disabilities. He is currently engaged in leading a capital appeal at the Chailey Heritage Foundation, which will deliver a state of the art disability sports and recreation centre costing just under £3 million.. He has a very strong track record in delivering funding from trusts and foundations, for capital projects. Matthew prides himself on providing exceptional value for clients, working efficiently to deliver high quality work. Matthew's passion is collecting ceramics. He lives in Birmingham.
Athina is a strategic professional with 14 years of experience. Passionate about developing teams and strategies, She thinks outside the box and creates unique income generating opportunities from individuals, corporations, trusts, government and community activities, across a wide range of causes. Her strengths are in spotting opportunities and delivering top quality solutions.
Athina's passion is single sculling. She lives in Docklands, London
Mary-Lou has wide experience in writing tailored reports to major trusts and foundations as well as to private donors. She has much experience researching and applying to UK trusts & foundations for all kinds of causes within the voluntary sector including academic institutions, healthcare charities, social welfare causes and for capital appeals. Her clients include a long recent spell at Oxford University.
Her presentation skills are outstanding and she is excellent at matching causes to funders.
Mary-Lou's passion is yoga - she is a qualified yoga teacher. She lives in Brighton & has a base in Oxford
Rebecca works as an independent prospect researcher, consultant and research trainer, providing clients with tailored research into major gift prospects.
She has extensive experience of the UK major gift fundraising market having worked with a wide range of organisations during her 23 years in prospect research. This has included running Factary, one of the UK’s largest prospect research agencies and, for the past 15 years, running her own business, helping to devise research strategies and to identify new prospects as well as providing detailed intelligence on companies, trusts and individuals and providing mentoring and training.
Past and current clients include: University of Plymouth, The Bishops Conference of England and Wales, Winchester College, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Into University, to name but a few.
Rebecca is a Member of the Prospect Research UK Group, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, a former Member and sometime Events Chair of the institute's Special Interest Group, Researchers in Fundraising (2005-2013) and a former Committee Member of the Bristol-based perinatal support charity Mothers for Mothers.
Rebecca's passion is the built environment. She lives near Bristol.
Ella went to Leeds University where she got a first class degree in International Relations. After a spell of travelling she worked in Melbourne for Pearson (Australia's leading provider of professional development for Education, Health and HR professionals) as a Student Educational Advisor. More recently she worked as a university librarian at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. There she searched global library databases to find journals and other materials for PhD and other researchers.
Now she is back in the UK using these online search skills and her writing talents to put together effective trusts & foundations campaigns for our clients.
Ella is a vegetarian who passionate about the environment. She lives in Hackney
Member – Association of Fundraising Consultants (18 years)
Member – Chartered Institute of Fundraising (32 years)
Certified Fund Raising Executive – CFRE (25 years)
Finance Monthly Global Awards – Fundraising Adviser of the Year UK (2017 & 2018)
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