Contact IoF South West



BACKGROUND: Paul has been a fundraiser, trainer and consultant for almost 20 years, working in broad range of charities including hospices, cathedrals social welfare and children’s causes (but mainly small to medium sized organisations based in the South West) helping to form and deliver robust strategies for sustainable income. In addition to advising a range of charities he is currently Development Director for Farms for City Children. 

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: Membership offers so much, but for me it’s about being part of a strong and supportive network of fundraisers who are not competing; rather happy to share insight, knowledge and skills to help raise money to fund the transformational work of our charities.



BACKGROUND: Marilyn started her career in fundraising over 23 years ago and runs her own fundraising consultancy, Peachey Fundraising Limited helping charities in many ways including fundraising audits and strategies, major donors, capital appeals, charitable trusts and mentoring. Previously she was Director of Fundraising & PR for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, joining at an exciting and challenging time, increasing the fundraising team, growing the revenue income and running a successful capital appeal to build a new hospice. Before that she worked for the NSPCC starting as a Schools Coordinator, progressing to Area Appeals Manager and then eing a trustee. When not fundraising Kelly can often be found spending time with her young family, sewing or blogging about sewng!

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: The IoF provides training and networking opportunities for every stage of your career development. I am proud to be a part of that in the South West.



BACKGROUNDMel joined the IoF Committee in 2009 and was the Honorary Secretary until 2018. She is part of our Bursary Application Committee to help fundraisers throughout the South-West access training and qualifications. She has worked for local, national and international charities including Red Cross, Save The Children and Jessie May. For the last 7 years Mel has worked in education and travelled extensively working with donors worldwide. In her spare time she enjoys walking and has undertaken a number of Challenges including the Thames Bridge’s Trek, and is training now to support Combat Stress, and walking the route of the Normandy Invasion on D-Day.

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: Helping fundraisers across the South West have access to training, support and skills to make fundraising the career of choice, and listening to their voice. 



BACKGROUND: Hayley Dann currently runs fundraising consultancy, Fresh Fundraising, and has led various income generation and PR teams in the not for profit sector over the past 14 years. Hayley has experience of causes linked to health, children, hospices, disability, animals, education, substance misuse and environment. Hayley is a trainer of the introduction to fundraising certificate and incoming tutor for the Institute of Fundraising Academy’s Certificate in Fundraising. Hayley is also a Guest Lecturer for the University of Plymouth.

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: Continuous learning and being a professional in my industry is really important to me. I am proud to have been a member of the IoF since 2007. 



BACKGROUND: David has been in working fundraising for over 20 years. During that time he has worked for both charities and fundraising agencies. Locally David has worked in fundraising roles for both St Peter’s Hospice and the Wildfowl and Wetlands trust. He has been involved with the IoF in the South West for 15 years, including 5 as Chair. He delivers the Introductory Certificate in Fundraising in the region, having delivered this in various forms for 10 years. He is currently Communications and Compliance Director of local fundraising agency Ethicall.

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: I believe that in the South West we do an amazing job of delivering, what I see as, the core aims of the IoF – supporting and empowering fundraisers. Through training, conferences and networking. This is a vital job – because being a fundraiser can be tough! 



BACKGROUND: First bitten by the fundraising bug as a student RAG activist, Adrian has 25 years’ experience of direct approach and community fundraising. He has worked at Action Aid, Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Society as well as spending time with fundraising agency the Dialog group. He is currently Community Relationships Manager at Arthritis Research UK. Adrian Co-delivers the introductory certificate in Fundraising, part of the institute’s academy programme. He lives in North Bristol and is also a School governor. 



BACKGROUND: I am a #proudfundraiser for Cats Protection organising events and supporting lots of fabulous fundraisers taking part in them. I was fortunate enough to be able to join the IoF SW committee in September 2015 and send out the enews updates and help out with social media and marketing for the group. Previous to this I was a corporate, community & event fundraiser at North Devon Hospice. I am an animal lover, passionate about our planet and philanthropy. I volunteer for and support various animal based charities, international aid and environmental organisations.

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: The IoF has provided me with guidance and personal and professional development opportunities throughout my career and I encourage everyone to become members and get involved with local conferences. There are also some great member benefits, including Gourmet Society membership discount. 



BACKGROUND: Harry completed his advanced level three diploma in fundraising while employed as a fundraiser for a family support charity based in Gloucestershire. Helping to oversee their donor care, trusts and grants, corporate and event fundraising. He is now Content and Partnerships Manager for GivePanel. When he’s not working you will probably find him blogging with a glass of wine.

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: Being a member of IoF has been a fantastic opportunity. Whether it’s ongoing personal development or the associated networking opportunities with great peer to peer support and learning. It is thanks to my second year of volunteering at the Institute of Fundraising's Convention that I came across my current manager who encouraged me to apply for the Job I am now in. The IoF provides vital resources, helping to ensure fundraisers across the sector are able to follow best practice and always feel supported. 



BACKGROUND: Katie first started fundraising at school for choir trips and the Salvation Army, collecting donations at traffic lights and selling sweets. Since then, Katie chose a career in fundraising and has been in the sector for over 10 years. She is now Fundraising Manager at Vision West of England.  She is passionate about enabling people to give back, and volunteers with a number of charities in the South West. Katie particularly loves working with small and medium sized charities in all areas of fundraising.

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: I love the training, networking and support that the IoF offers. There are a number of events taking place in the South West and further afield which are useful for professional development, and I’ve found the networking particularly useful when working in a small charity. I have been able to undertake a Diploma in Fundraising, which has combined theory with lots of practical application. 


mike bartlettBACKGROUND: Mike is an experienced and successful high-value fundraiser, with nearly 20 years fundraising experience as a senior fundraiser at Oxfam, CARE International UK, Winston's Wish, Julia's House Children's Hospice and DEBRA, before moving into consultancy in 2016. Mike speaks regularly and blogs on the topic of fundraising strategy and practical major donor fundraising. He has trained numerous charities and hundred of fundraisers and trustees in the art and science of major donor fundraising. In 2018 Mike Chaired the Institute of Fundraising Major Donor Conference in London. He is also the current Chair of Mosaic, the Dorset childhood bereavement charity.

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: Being a member of the IoF gives you access to a network of thousands of committed, enthusiastic and engaged fundraisers. The regional groups are a great way to meet other fundraisers in your area and to learn from experienced people. The IoF also produces some excellent practical guidance on good practice on all areas of fundraising. 



SusieBACKGROUND: I have been a proud fundraiser for over 10 years. I started my career in Community and Trust Fundraising at the Together Trust in Manchester. Following that I went to work for Cornwall Air Ambulance and progressed to become Head of Income Generation, overseeing a £5M budget made up from community, corporate, trusts, lottery, events and charity shop fundraising. After 7 years I left to join Save the Children where I am the Regional Manager for the SW, South Midlands, South Central and Wales implementing a new strategy to introduce community and regional corporate income streams to my region.   

WHY BEING A MEMBER OF THE IoF IS SO GREAT: I have been a member of the IoF since 2010. I have been very lucky to have completed the Certificate and the Diploma in Fundraising and I am now a mentor and a mentee with the 2018/19 programme. I have always put my teams through IoF training as it is the bread and butter of fundraising knowledge and I value the contacts, support and inspiration which comes from membership. The training and conferences are a great way to ensure that you remember to look at the bigger picture and the networking opportunities are great – particularly for those working from home/working in a new region.





El HoskinBACKGROUND: Elanor is an experienced and successful fundraiser who also has charity CEO experience, with over 20 years working in the charity sector at a variety of charities before moving into freelance work in 2016. Elanor has experience of causes linked to children, disability, mental health, heritage, community and social welfare.  She has worked predominately with small to medium sized charities supporting them to grow their fundraising, plan more strategically, mentor their teams and have a sustainable future. In addition to the freelance support Elanor also offers a range of training and specialises in offering Gift Aid support to charities. 


WHY BEING A MEMBER OF IoF IS GREAT: Being a member of the Institute of Fundriasing gives you the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, the ability to keep up to date and also gives you a voice on current issues within the sector. Being part of the IOFSW regional committee means I get to part of a great volunteer team that is passionate about delivering good quality training and networking opportunities to some of the more remote areas of the UK.


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