IoF West Midlands September First Thursday

IoF West Midlands September First Thursday

Date: Thursday 5th Sep 2019

Time: 16:00-18:00

Venue: 1 Colmore Row
Chaplaincy Plus
8th Floor
B3 2BJ

Join us and our exciting guest speakers for regular First Thursday Networking Sessions

Join us in September for an informal discussion led by Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Worcestershire, Sandwell & Dudley; Aaron Coleman and Nikki Wrench MinstF (Cert) Regional Fundraising Manager from Make a Wish. Bring your questions along to put our regional fundraising experts who will be happy to share their experiences and top tips!

Aaron has more than nine year’s experience in hospice fundraising in particular managing and cultivating existing corporate and community supporters whilst actively securing new donors. He previously worked at St Giles Hospice in Staffordshire for seven years and having started as a placement student whilst studying at Aston University. Aaron's held positions at St Giles Hospice in Supporter Development, Organising Events, Corporate & Community. He's currently at Marie Curie supporting six fundraising groups (two of which he's created), assisting over 20 other volunteers whilst stewarding individuals, groups and small businesses within Worcestershire.

Nikki joined Make-A-Wish in February 2018 and is responsible for the regional fundraising activities across central England. Nikki works closely with her team of volunteers across 11 counties, managing community income and corporate partnerships up to £50k. Nikki also supports the wish granting team by building relationships with suppliers and utilising gifts in kind, ensuring that the One True Wish of every child is delivered.

Nikki has been a volunteer with various charities over the last two decades and worked at The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice for five years as a Relationship Manager and then as their Challenge Events Manager.

 Your opportunity to meet, network, share ideas and unwind after work with other Fundraising Professionals including Fundraising Managers.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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