“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci
I help people to do what they love, and love what they do. I’m an experienced fundraiser, project manager and qualified coach with a track record in working creatively with people and organisations in order to achieve their goals.
I’m passionate about the arts, Manchester and a good cup of peppermint tea. I enjoy working with people to help them find solutions and get results. That’ll be the INTJ in me. Alongside 1:1 coaching I also devise and deliver projects, offer workshops, facilitation and training, and support businesses to develop through fundraising and income generation.
Working in the arts sector for the over a decade has given me a diverse portfolio of experience. I’ve worked with galleries, museums and archives. I’ve run projects with young people, contemporary artists and cultural entrepreneurs. I’ve raised funds from the likes of Big Lottery and Youth Music and written successful bids to the tiniest of Trust funds right up to £million+ applications to Arts Council England. I’ve had the pleasure of working with businesses like Virgin Trains and the BBC. I love both the challenge and the variety of the work that I do.
I’m currently working in a freelance capacity as a fundraiser for arts organisations across the Northwest. I also deliver 1:1 coaching and mentoring to individual clients.
I support organisations with fundraising and income generation. I specialise in research, developing strategy and implementing systems. I am an experienced Trust and Foundation bid-writer, and have experience of both revenue and capital fundraising projects. I also devise and deliver workshops, offer facilitation and training, and support businesses to develop in-house capacity through coaching and mentoring of staff.
Get in touch if you need:
- Pipeline research
- Relationship building
- Bid-writing and/or reporting
- Better fundraising strategy, systems and processes
- Staff coaching and mentoring
- Training and workshop delivery
I’m always happy to talk about new challenges, collaborations or projects, so drop me a line using the form, or see below for how to get in touch.