Dr Claire Routley
Dr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising for 14 years, specialising in legacy fundraising for the last 10. In 2011, she completed a PhD looking at why people choose to leave legacies to charity. She has worked for Bible Society, Age UK, WRVS and a local hospice, and is a tutor for the Institute of Fundraising’s qualification courses.
She is now a fundraising consultant, and a research fellow at Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.
Deborah is an experienced charity development professional with specialist experience in the arts, culture and museums sector.
With over fifteen years’ charity sector experience, five at a senior management level in the museums sector, she offers comprehensive practical experience and expertise in charity strategy development, business planning and management, income generation and sustainability and marketing communications. She has particular experience and strengths in:
- Fundraising and charity trading, including sustainability planning
- Communications, PR, marketing and marketing research
- Programme / project management
- Strategic partnership working
- Strategy and business planning
- Project / organisational outcomes framework development, monitoring and evaluation
Derek is an accomplished senior consultant with over 20 years’ experience leading customer experience, CRM and marketing strategies, data governance and management, fundraising, membership, publishing, ticketing and online retail operations for high profile organisations in the arts, charities, private and public sectors. He is a strategic, analytical and commercially focused business leader with a track record of successfully improving customer experience, maximising resources, exploiting new income streams, managing people and organisational development, and leading corporate change programmes. Organisations he has worked with include the Royal Opera House, Tate, Guardian News and Media, Historic Royal Palaces, Child Poverty Action Group and the Greater London Authority. He has particular expertise in the following areas:
- Customer relationship management (CRM)
- Customer journey and experience
- Data governance, quality, management and analysis
- Digital communications and email marketing automation
- Membership and business development
- Project management (Agile and waterfall)
Hannah Du Gray
Hannah is a strategic and goal-orientated fundraiser with just under twenty years of experience across a broad range of fundraising disciplines gained in small, medium and large charities. Her specialisms include strategic planning, change management and major donor fundraising.
Since March 2013 Hannah has been working as an interim fundraising consultant undertaking senior interim fundraising positions of varying length for The Children’s Trust (Head of Gala Events), Diabetes UK (Head of Community and Events), Asthma UK (Head of High Value Partnerships) and SeeAbility (Director of Fundraising). Hannah is currently consulting on major donor fundraising for Leonard Cheshire Disability and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Jo started out in management consultancy at a ‘Big 5’ accountancy firm where she stayed for just under three years before moving into the voluntary sector in 2003. She spent the next 5 years working at leading children and families charity, Norwood, before becoming a freelance consultant in 2008. Whilst Jo specialises in trust fundraising she also has experience in organising cultivation events, producing fundraising materials for clients, budget-setting and forecasting, and team management. Jo sits on the London Region Working Group for Crimestoppers and is Treasurer of the Institute of Fundraising Trusts and Statutory Special Interest Group (TSSIG). She holds a Diploma in Fundraising Management.
An experienced fundraiser and senior manager in the third sector, Leah has over 12 years’ experience supporting charities to raise income from both public agencies and private donors and organisations. Since March 2012, Leah has been working as a freelance fundraising and strategic planning consultant to a range of local and national organisations – both generating income directly and advising senior staff on related matters.
Prior to that Leah held the post of Director of Fundraising and New Business at Youth Music, kick-starting their fundraising activity. From 2004 to 2011, Leah worked at Fairbridge, a youth development charity, in a number of fundraising roles and left the organisation as their Director of Fundraising.
Mairead O’Rourke is an experienced cultural sector professional, with a particular expertise in museum sustainability, organisational development, and governance.
She has advised and supported museums across the sector while at MLA London, Arts Council, and Hampshire County Council.
Straight talking communications
Brand and Marketing Communications Specialist
Philippa is a marketing specialist who has been successfully marketing companies, charities and public sector organisations since graduating in English, from London University, in 1983 – including London Borough of Lewisham, GlaxoSmithKline and a number of leading charities.
She set up Straight talking communications in January 2009 and has successfully built brands, developed strategy and devised and managed campaigns for a wide range of organisations including Sir John Soane’s Museum, The National Science Learning Centre, the Goldsmiths’ Centre, and a myriad of charities and not-for-profits.
Philippa is skilled at getting under the skin of an organisation and helping it define and clarify its offer for its target audiences. Her no-nonsense approach to strategy development and tactical planning makes marketing easy for every organisation she works with. She is an accomplished business writer, bringing brand, messaging and corporate narrative alive to help organisations increase their market share.