I am passionate about seeing charities grow as well as issues surrounding social enterprises, philanthropy and social change. My main professional interest is working for charities that support children and young people. I am also interested in seeing how the Third Sector, Local Authorities and businesses can work together to provide more efficient and targetted services.
Two years ago I became a professional fundraiser. Prior to this I was involved with the Third Sector in a voluntary capacity for several years. This included trust fundraising, a range of community fundraising projects and applying for support from statutory authorities. I have also been a Trustee of a Charity, a Chairman of Trustees, a Primary Headteacher and a Local Councillor.
Currently I am raising funds for three youth charities and support a charity for older people. With the cuts in public funding it is even more important today for charities to seek financial support from a range of sources as well as ensuring that their charity is well known especially using social media.
You can find out more about me at www.charityadviser.org