Charity Speakers – UK

BAME PEOPLE WHO DO NOT IDENTIFY AS MALE

ACADEMIC EXPERTS

  • Deborah Gabriel: Academic at Bournemouth University and Founder of Black British Academics – @deborahgabriel
  • Jen Shang: Professor of Philanthropic Psychology at the University of Plymouth – @jen_shang
  • Kalwant Bhopal: Professor of Education and Social Justice, University of Birmingham – @KalwantBhopal

CHIEF EXECS, EXEC DIRECTORS & FOUNDERS

  • Adeela Warley: CEO of CharityComms – @adeelawarley
    • Adeela is a great speaker if you are looking for an expert in anything to do with charity communications.
    • To give you a flavour of her work, you can read a piece that Adeela wrote for Third Sector here.
  • Aderonke Apata: Founder of African Rainbow an organisation that offers support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTIQ) People of African Heritage – @rock4_ronnie
  • Aleema Shivji: CEO of Humanity & Inclusion UK – @AleemaShivji
    • Aleema brings expertise and insight into the inclusion of disabled and vulnerable people in humanitarian assistance and international development. She can also contribute to conversations on diversity and inclusion, and female leadership more generally.
  • Alison Lowe: Chief Executive of Touchstone – @Alison4Labour
  • Alison Kriel: CEO and Founder at AMAYA TRUST – @AlisonKriel
  • Amanda Khozi Mukwashi: CEO, Christian Aid – @AMukwashi
  • Ananta Dave: Consultant Psychiatrist and part of Executive Committee of BIPA – British Indian Psychiatric Association – @adave_NHS
  • Anj Handa: Chair of Freedom Studios, Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers & Governor at Leeds Arts University – @anjhanda
    • Anj was a great addition to our 2018 charity retail conference programme – her workshop on ‘Shattering the myth of the glass ceiling’ really resonated with our female delegates and evaluated very well. It was a pleasure to work with her.” – Julia Cloke, Head of Events, Charity Retail Association
  • Baljeet Sandhu: Founding Director of the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit – https://twitter.com/Baljeet_Sandhu_
  • Barbara Kasumu: CEO of the Elevation Network and Co-Founder of Inclusive Boards – @barbarakasumu
  • Carol Ossai: Founder and CEO of Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors – Carol’s LinkedIn profile.
    • Carol founded her charity as she felt there was a lack of support for parents (like her) who have children who have had strokes. She talks passionately about the challenges and realities of running a small charity.
  • Danielle Walker Palmour: Director, Friends Provident Foundation – @dwp_do2go
  • Debbie Ariyo OBE: Chief Executive at AFRUCA Africans Unite Against Child Abuse – @DebbieAriyo
  • Faeeza Vaid: Executive Director of the Muslim Women’s Network UK@2Faeeza
  • Fozia Irfan: CEO of Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation – @Irfan_Fozia
  • Guppi Bola: Co-founder, Working On Our Power – @guppikb
  • Imandeep Kaur: Co-Founder and Director of the Impact Hub Birmingham – @ImmyKaur
  • Inderjit Kaur: Co-Founder and Director of the Impact Hub Birmingham – @inderjitkaur77
  • Joy Warmington: CEO of national equalities & human rights charity brap – @jwmusesthis
  • Joyce Fraser: Founder and Chair of the Black Heroes Foundation – @jfraseronline
  • Julia Lynch: Founding Director, Global Girl Project – @GlobalGirlProj
  • Kim Shutler-Jones: CEO at The Cellar Trust mental health charity in Bradford – @KimShutler_J
    • You can read a piece that Kim wrote for the Guardian here.
  • Kiran Sahota: Director, Believe in Me – @kizzakat
  • Liv Little: Founding Editor-in-Chief of gal-dem magazine – an award-winning magazine written by women of colour and non-binary people of colour for all to explore @LivLittle
  • Marai Larasi: Executive Director at Imkaan, UK-based, black feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls – @MaraiLarasi
  • Michelle Chioma Okwudiafor: Founder of The 2030 Tribe – @the2030tribe
    • This is what Michelle’s nominee said about her, “Michelle is a dynamic social advocate that is consciously creating a community of young people who create impact. She believes in the power of collaboration and communication for social good.”
  • Meena Varma: Director, Dalit Solidarity Network – @DSNUK
  • Naomi Hulston: Chief Operating Officer at Catch 22 – @Catch22Naomi
  • Nimco Ali: Co-founder of Daughters of Eve – @NimkoAli
  • Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: Co-Founder and Executive Director of UK Black Pride, Head of Equality at PCS Union – @MsLadyPhyll
  • Poonam Joshi: Executive Director at Sigrid Rausing Trust – I haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her LinkedIn profile
  • Poppy Jaman OBE: CEO of City Mental Health Alliance – @PoppyJaman
  • Raji Hunjan: CEO of Z2K – @RajiHunjan
    • Raji is transforming her charity from being a service delivery charity to focusing more on systematic change – you can read more about her approach in an article she wrote for Third Sector in 2018 here or listen to an interview with her on this podcast.
  • Ruth Ibegbuna: Founder & CEO of the wonderful the RECLAIM project – @MsIbegbuna
    • Ruth has spoken for events run by my team twice. I think she is an extraordinary person, we all have something to learn from her.” – Paul Hewitt, Creative Strategist, Google UK
  • Sajda Mughal OBE: Multi-award winning CEO of the Jan Trust @SajdaMughal
  • Sandra Shakespeare: Co-founder, Museum Detox – @shakes_sandra
  • Sharla Duncan: Founder and CEO of Team Up – haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her charity’s website – https://teamup.org.uk/about-us/team/sharla-duncan-ceo 
  • Shahnaz Ahmed: Founder of Knit Aid – @shahnazta
  • Shaista Gohir OBE: Chair of Muslim Women’s Network UK – @ShaistaGohir
  • Shakira Martin: NUS National President 17/18 – @ShakiraSweet1
  • Shirley A May: Director of Young Identity Poet – @Thegirldreams
  • Sophia Cannon: London Community Director of Tech Inclusion – @SophiaCannon
  • Su-Mei Thompson: CEO of the Media Trust – @suemeithompson1
  • Talat Yaqoob: Co-founder/Chair of Women50:50 – the campaign for at least 50% representation of women in the Scottish Parliament, in our councils and on public boards.  – @talatyaqoob
  • Ummul Choudhury: CEO and co-founder Capoeira4refugees – I haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her LinkedIn profile
  • Wanda Wyporska: Executive Director, The Equality Trust – @WandaWyporska
  • Wasfi Kani OBE: Chief Executive of Grange Park Opera and Trustee of British Museum – @wasfikani
  • Yasmin Khan: Director of Staying Put UK – @ykhan100
  • Zohra Khaku: Director of Muslim Youth Help – @zkhaku

CORPORATE FUNDRAISING EXPERTS

  •  Humuh Akram: Head of New Business at the British Heart Foundation – @HumahLAkram
    •  Humuh has had a successful career winning and managing big corporate charities for some of the UK’s best known charities, including Scope, Crisis, Princes Trust, Corum and Age UK.
    • In 2018, Humuh was recognised as one of the top 25 fundraisers under 35 by the readers of Fundraising Magazine
  • Iyabo Oba: Partnerships Manager at Freedom from Torture. Specialises in Corporate Fundraising – @CharityIyabo
  • Wendy Gupta: Senior Strategic and Commercial Partnerships Manager at the NSPCC – @WendyGupta

CSR EXPERTS

DIGITAL AND/OR TECH EXPERTS

  • Donna White: Head of Digital Marketing at the Prince’s Trust – @dmhwhite or https://www.linkedin.com/in/donna-michelle-white-6b204234/
  • Florence Okoye: UX/Service expert Part of Afro Futures – a UK based Afrofuturist collective of artists, hackers, activists reimagining the future black experience – @FINOkoye
  • Zoe Amar: Director of Zoe Amar Digital and Chair of the Digital Code of Practice –  @zoeamar

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EXPERTS

  • Carol Akiwumi: Director Black Fundraisers UK, Founder of Money4Youth and Trustee of the Institute of Fundraising – @AmickyCarol
  • Sophia Moreau: Women’s Officer, Young Women’s Trust & Birkbeck College Students’ Union – @theSMinitiative

EVENTS EXPERTS

  • Neelam Sanghani: Events Manager, UK Youth – @schmeels18

FINANCE EXPERTS

Geetha Rabindrakumar: Head of Engagement at Big Society Capital & Trustee at Crisis – @GeethaBigSocCap

FUNDRAISING EXPERTS

  • Alana Tubasei: Head of Philanthropy at University of Edinburgh – @AlanaTubasei
  • Angie Carter:  Fundraising Manager at the Children’s Trust – @AngiecarterUK
    • Angie has been a fundraiser for over 25 years
    • Angie was highly commended by the #SocialCEO Awards 2017 in the Best Leader on Social Media category.
  • Dana K Segal: Strategist and fundraiser – @DanaKSegal
  • Davinia Batley: Fundraising Director at Become – @daviniab311
  • Dee Brecker: Director of Fundraising & Partnerships at Cherie Blair Foundation for Women – I haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her LinkedIn profile.
  • Desiree D’Souza: Director of Fundraising & Marketing at SeeAbility – @DatSeeAbility
  • Harpreet Kondel: Interim Head of Individual Giving at Christian Aid – I haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her LinkedIn profile.
  • Jaz Nannar: Managing Director at Burnett Works – I haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her LinkedIn profile.
  • Jhumar Johnson: Director of Development – Open University – @jhumarjohnson
    • The person who recommended her stated, “I heard Jhumar Johnson speak at something once and literally DRANK up everything she said. Fabulous speaker and inspiring major gifts fundraiser
  • Kizzy Wardle: Head of Supporter Outreach at ShelterBox – expertise in community fundraising – @KizWardle
  • Natasha Kashyap: Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships at Bowel Cancer UK/Beating Bowel Cancer – I haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her LinkedIn profile.
  • Renata de Groot: Emergency Fundraising Appeals expert at Oxfam – @renatadegroot
  • Ryna Sherazi: Head of Fundraising and Communications at Anti-Slavery International – @R_Sherazi
  • Shabby Amini: Fundraising, Partnerships and Communications Director, CARE International UK – @shabs0577
  • Susheila Juggapah: Senior digital supporter retention officer at Scope and co-host of the Charity Comms podcast (link here) – @SushiJuggapah

GRANTMAKING EXPERTS

  • Lyn Cole: Former England Grantmaking Director, Big Lottery Fund – @LynCole65
  • Maureen Grant: Grants Officer, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – @MaureenAjrct

INNOVATION EXPERTS

  • Naomi Sesay: Head of Innovation and Diversity at Media Trust – @NaomiSesay

MARKETING, BRAND & COMMUNICATIONS EXPERTS

  • Collette Philip: Brand Strategist and Founder of Brand By Me@brandbycollette
  • Danielle Wootton: Head of Marketing, Scope – @Babe__Ruthless
  • Devia Gurjar: Director of Marketing and Communications at Girlguiding UK – @DeviaGurjar
  • Dina Bhadreshwara: Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Marie Curie – @MuffinBreath
  • Jasmine Dotiwala: Head of Youth Engagement & Media at the Media Trust – @JasmineDotiwala
  • Kiran Ramchandani: Communications Director, UK Community Foundations – @Kiran_r
  • Naima Sakande: Host of Third Culture Podcast – @NSakande
  • Nicola Peckett: Director of Communications at the Disasters Emergency Committee – @NicolaPeckett
  • Ramona Aning: Senior Press & PR Officer at YMCA England – @RamonaAning

POLICY, ADVOCACY AND CAMPAIGNING EXPERTS

  • Olumide Popoola: London-based Nigerian German writer and speaker who presents internationally on the ‘in-between’ of culture, language and public space where a, sometimes uncomfortable, look at complexity is needed – @msolumide
  • Pamela Zaballa: Head of Policy for Women and Children services at Hestia – @pamela_zaballa
  • Shahin Ashraf MBE: Global Advocacy Advisor on Gender, Climate change and Refugees, Islamic Relief Worldwide     – @shahinuashraf
  • Sufina Ahmad: Corporation of London, Elfrida Society volunteer – @sufinaahmad

SERVICE DELIVERY EXPERTS

  • Ezimma Chigbo: Birkbeck SU Black Members’ Officer – @EzChigbo
  • Hasna Mahmood: part of LEAP Confronting Conflict – an award-winning national youth charity that provides inspirational conflict management training and support to young people and the professionals working with them. Hasna is also part of the Youth Independent Advisory group – @hasna2462
  • Natalie Koussa: Director of Partnerships and Services, Compassion in Dying – @nataliekoussa
  • Sherry Malik: Director of children’s services at the NSPCC – @sherry_malik
  • Shuwanna Aaron: NUS Scotland Women’s Officer- @Shuwanna_Aaron

WHITE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT IDENTIFY AS MALE

ACADEMICS

  • Wendy Sadler MBE: STEM communicator, Lecturer Cardiff University & Founder of Science Made Simple – @wendyjsadler

CHIEF EXECS, EXEC DIRECTORS & FOUNDERS

  • Adele Blakebrough MBE: CEO & Founder, Social Business Trust – https://uk.linkedin.com/in/adele-blakebrough-mbe-18310827
  • Aisling Duffy: CEO, Certitude – @AislingDuffy_
  • Alison Garnham: CEO of Child Poverty Action – @AlisonCPAG
  • Amy Varle: Founder, Fellow – Homelessness – Winston Churchill Memorial Foundation, Social Property Investment – @MissAmyVarle
  • Anna Day: Chair of Maternal and Infant Mental Health Africa, Fundraiser for Best Beginnings, and Founder of the Centre for Social Change – Anna’s LinkedIn profile
  • Anna Feuchtwang: Chief Executive of National Children’s Bureau, internationalista, promoter of children’s rights – @AnnaFeuchtwang
  • Anna Fowlie: Chief Executive of Scottish Social Services Council – @AnnaFowlie
  • Anna Josse: CEO of the Prism Gift Fund – @Prismgiftfund 
  • Anna Laycock: Executive Director of The Finance Innovation Lab – @anna_luise
  • Anna Smee: CEO UK Youth – @AnnaSmee1
  • Anne Fox: CEO of Clinks – @AnneFoxThoughts
  • Annie McDowall: CEO of the Share Community ­- @ShareCEO
  • Annika Small OBE: Co-founder and Director of CAST (the Centre for Accelerated Social Technology) – @AnnikaSmall
  • Antonia Orr: Antonia is the CEO of the Coalition for Efficiency. She also a founding member of She Leads Change, a peer-coaching programme for women – @antoniaorr ‏and Antonia’s LinkedIn profile
    • Antonia is incredibly knowledgeable on the subject of impact measurement and effectiveness/efficiency of charities and social enterprises, particularly smaller-sized ones. She has a strong focus on diversity and inclusion in evaluation and is passionate about enabling small organisations be the best they can for their local communities.
  • Becky Slack: Co-founder/Editorial Director of Lead Magazine and Director of Slack Communications – @Becky_Slack
  • Beth Rowland: Founder, Let’s Talk About Loss – @talkaboutloss
  • Beth Upton: Founder and CEO of Money Tree Fundraising – specialises in major donor fundraising – @Beth_Upton
  • Carol Iddon: Acting CEO at Action for Children – @IddonCarol
  • Caroline Fiennes: Director of Giving Evidence – @carolinefiennes
  • Carol Long: CEO of Young Epilepsy – @carol__long
  • Caron Bradshaw: Chief Executive of the Charity Finance Group – @caronlb
  • Debbie Geraghty: Executive Director of Plymouth Music Zone – @PMZOfficial
  • Debra Allcock Tyler: Chief Executive of DSC – @DebAllcockTyler
  • Deborah Gold: Chief Executive at the National AIDS Trust – @deborahagold
  • Dez Holmes: Director of Research in Practice – @dez_holmes
  • Edel Harris: CEO of Cornerstone Scotland – @EdelHarris
  • Eleanor Covell: Founder, Is the Third Sector Sexist? – @ellecovell
  • Emmie Kell: CEO, Cornwall Museums Partnership – @emmiekell
  • Emily Sword: CEO of Theodoras Children’s Charity – @swordsevr
  • Fran Indigo:  Director of @indigotrust and Chair of @360Giving – @FranIndigo
  • Frances Longley: CEO Amref Health Africa UK – @FranRLon
  • Gail Heath: CEO of The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) – @MWomensAidCEO
  • Ginny Lunn: Chief Executive of Beanstalk – @GinnyBeanstalk
  • Helen White: CEO at Chester Voluntary Action and Chair of the Regulatory Board for Wales – @arthursmam
  • Jane Fisher: Director at ARC Antenatal Results and Choices – @FishyJane
  • Jane Gould: Founder & CEO of Clean Sheet @CleanSheetUK_JG
  • Jane Ide: CEO of NAVCA – @Jane_NAVCA
  • Jess Figueras: Chair of Trustees National Childbirth Trust (NCT) – @jessicafigueras
  • Jessica Sumner: Chief Executive of Community Works – @jsumn76
  • Jessica Thom: co-founder of Touretteshero and expert fundraiser – @TourettesHero
  • Jill Ritchie: Chair SA UK Trust  Network – @JillRitchieZA
  • Jo Berry:  Founder, Building Bridges for Peace – @JoBerry9
  • Jo Hunter: Co-founder and CEO of 64 Million Artists – @thesonghunter
  • Judy Robinson: Chair of Sheffield Healthwatch & member of Health & Wellbeing Board – @JudyRob9
  • Julie Bentley: CEO of Girlguiding – @juliebentley
  • Julia Unwin: Chair of the Independent Inquiry on the Future of Civil Society – @JuliaUnwin
  • Juliet Mountford: Exec Director of Parent Services at NCT – @julietmountf
  • Karen Addington: CEO of JDRF UK – @KarenFAddington
  • Kate Bratt-farrar: Hospice Director Sue Ryde Wheatfields@KateBrattFarrar
  • Kate Collins – CEO of Teenage Cancer Trust – @KateCollinsUK
    • If you are looking for a speaker with inspiration, passion and firepower,  look no further than Kate Collins. She covers leadership, fundraising, culture, people and dealing with life and loss. Practical, sharp and fun -and not to mention all that rock and roll insight. And shoes. Never forget the shoes“. – Nicola Brentnall MVO – Director of the Queen’s Trust
  • Kate Nash OBE: CEO Purple Space – @KateNashOBE
  • Katharine Sacks Jones: Director of the Agenda Alliance – @KatharineSJ
  • Kathy Evans: CEO of Children England – @Kathy_CEO_CE
  • Kelly Henderson: Founder, Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) – @kelda_kelly
  • Lara Bundock: Founder and CEO of the Snowdrop Project – @LaraSnowdrop
    • This is what the person who recommended Lara said about her:
      • Lara is an inspiring female speaker who has created a charity that was the first of it’s kind within the anti-trafficking sector. Within a short period of time she and the charity were looked to to inform practice and development on a UK wide basis. She has given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee and won the Marsh Award for contribution to the fight against human trafficking. She speaks with passion and personal insight about the challenges of setting up and leading a rapidly growing charity in both size and reputation whilst remaining true to core values and vision.”
  • Laura Bunt: Exec Director of Business Development at Addaction UK – @LauraBunt
  • Lily Elizabeth Davies: Executive Director of Chickenshed Theatre – @tweetsfromlily
  • Liz Sayce: Former CEO of Disability Rights UK Disability equality consultant – @lizsayce
  • Liz Searle: CEO of Keech Hospice Care – @LizSearle1
  • Louise Macdonald: CEO youth charity Young Scot and Chair National Advisory Council for Women & Girls – @LouiseMac
  • Lucy Caldicott: CEO of UpRising and on the Board of the Fundraising Regulator – @LucyCaldicott
  • Lucy Lake: Chief Executive of Camfed International- @LucyLake
  • Lucy McTernan: CEO of SCVO, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations – @LucyMcTernan
  • Lynda Thomas: CEO Macmillan Cancer Support – @lynda_thomas
  • Mandy Johnson – that’s me – Founder of GreatCharitySpeakers.com and Their Platform –  @MsMandyJ
  • Meredith Niles: Executive Director of Fundraising and Engagement at Marie Curie – @MeredithNiles
  • Michelle Chambers: Managing Director of Think CS – @MicheChambers
  • Michelle Hill: CEO of Talk Listen Change – @TLCCEO_Michelle
  • Merle Davies: Director Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development – @Merle_CECD
  • Nathalie McDermott: CEO and Founder of On Road – a charity improving media coverage of misrepresented groups – @natmc
  • Nazek Ramadan: Director of Migrant Voice – @NazekRamadan
  • Nicola Brentnall: CEO, The Queen’s Trust and The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust – @NicolaBrentnall
  • Nicola Miller: Founder & Chair of A Mile In Her Shoes – Nicola’s LinkedIn profile
  • Nik Peasgood: CEO of Leeds Women’s Aid – @NikPeasgood
  • Oonagh Aitken: CEO, Volunteering Matters – @OonaghAitken
  • Patricia Armstrong: Chief Executive of ACOSVO, the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations – @patacosvo
  • Penny Fidler: CEO of The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres – @PennyFidler1
  • Polly Neate:  Chief Executive of Shelter – @pollyn1 
  • Pooky Knightsmith: Vice chair CYP Mental Health – @PookyH
    • For clear, practical messages about supporting your people with their mental health, Pooky Knightsmith is your dream speaker. Telling it how it is, with clarity, kindness and compassion. Pooky wins the room very quickly and helps the hearts and minds of those she addresses. A win for any conference organiser.” – Nicola Brentnall MVO – Director of the Queen’s Trust
  • Rachel Muir: Founder & Executive Director, Girlstart – @rachelmuir 
  • Rhian Burke: CEO and founder of 2 Wish Upon A Star – @Rhian_Burke
  • Rhian Davies: CEO Disability Wales/Anabledd Cymru – @dwrhian
  • Rhona Cunningham: CEO at Fife Gingerbread – @Rhona_FG
  • Ruth Marks: Chief Executive WCVA, Wales Council for Voluntary Action – @wcvaruth
  • Sally Young: CEO Newcastle CVS – http://www.wellnorth.co.uk/about-us/our-team/our-pathfinder-teams/well-newcastle-gateshead/ms-sally-young
  • Sarah Lindsell: CEO The Brain Tumour Charity – @BrainTumourCEO
  • Sarah Thompson – CEO of St Claire Hospice – @SarahVThompson
  • Savita Willmott: Chief Executive of the Bristol Natural History Consortium – @sav63
  • Shirley Cramer: Chief Executive of the Royal Society for Public Health – @ShirleyCramer28
  • Sophia Giblin: CEO & Founder Clear Sky Childrens Charity – @Sophia_Giblin
  • Sophie Andrews: CEO, The Silver Line, Samaritans –  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-andrews-obe-4605711a/
  • Stephanie Fraser: Chief Executive of Bobath Scotland – @StephanieFraser
  • Stevie Spring – Former Children in Need Chair of Trustees – @steviespring1
    • Described to me as “the most inspirational person I have ever met” by the person who recommended her
  • Sue Turner: CEO Quartet Community Foundation – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-turner-8635954
  • Susan Brumpton: CEO Crawley Community & Voluntary Service, Chair The Making Place – @crawleycvs
  • Suzanne Bull: CEO, Attitude is Everything – https://uk.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-bull-mbe-9b291771
  • Tina Butler: CEO of Relate Bradford – @TinaButler9
  • Tracey Lazard: CEO, Inclusion London – https://www.inclusionlondon.org.uk/about-us/our-team/our-team/
  • Vic Hancock Fell: UK Director at Vision Africa – @VicHancockFell
  • Vicki Beere: CEO at Project 6, a drug and alcohol charity – @VickiBeere
  • Vicky Browning: CEO of ACEVO – @Browning_Vicky
  • Sue Tibballs: CEO of Sheila McKechnie Foundation – @Sue_Tibballs
  • Zoe Clark-Coates: CEO of the Mariposa Trust, a UK-based charity that provides support to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy – @ClarkCoates
  • Zrinka Bralo: CEO of Migrants Organise and Founder of Women on the Move – @ZrileB

CHARITY RETAIL EXPERTS

  • Fee Gilfeather: Head of Retail Brand & Customer Experience – @feegilfeather
  • Jayne Cartwright:  Founder of the Charity Retail Consultancy – @JayneCartwright 

CORPORATE FUNDRAISING EXPERTS

  • Katie Mosses: Corporate Partnerships Manager The Brain Tumour Charity – @katie_tbtc
  • Laura Croudace – Head of Partnerships at the Resource Alliance – @AlwaysColour
  • Lauren Young – Head of Corporate Development at the National Theatre – @laurenmariay
  • Nicola Sinclair: Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Standards Board Scotland and Member of the Executive Committee at the Institute of Fundraising Scotland – @SinclairJnrJnr

CSR EXPERTS

  • Annie Morton – Strategy Director at the Good Agency – I haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her LinkedIn profile.
  • Caroll Pattison: CSR Manager for Traveleyes – @carollpattison
  • Emma Noble: CSR manager at Utility Wise plc – @noble83

DIGITAL &/OR TECH EXPERTS

  • Ali Walker Davies: Director of Digital Strategy at Open – @aliwalker84
  • Amanda Neylon: Digital Transformation Director at the NHS – @amandaneylon
  • Amy Burton: Digital engagement expert. Currently at the Department of Health and Social Care but has previously worked for several charities – @MissAJBurton
  • Anne Kempster: Freelance digital consultant focusing on delivery – @annkempster
  • Audree Fletcher: Consultant Service Designer and Researcher at Barnardo’s – @avfletcher
  • Ellie Budd: Product Manager at William Joseph – @elliebudd_
  • Emily Casson: Digital Marketing Manager at Cats Protection – @EmilyCasson
  • Gemma Hanson: Digital and Communications Manager, co-chair Digital Charities group, also ex-Centerpoint – @Gemolo_Gemma
  • Jo Kerr: A digital unicorn and one of the founders of the digital maturity matrix – @jokerrconsults
  • Julie Dodd: Director of Digital Transformation and Communication at Parkinsons UK –@JulieDodd
  • Kelly O’Connor: Head of Digital Fundraising at Oxfam GB – @kellyoc6
  • Kirsty Marrins: freelance charity digital expert  – @LondonKirsty
  • Laila Takeh: Decribes herself as a “digital geek”. She currently works at Deloitte but previously worked for UNICEF UK so has a good understanding of the charity sector – @spirals
  • Pauline Roche: Charity tech expert, based in the West Mindlands – @PaulineRoche
  • Penny Dakin-Kiley: Digital comms expert – @PennyKiley
  • Rebecca Rae-Evans: Co-Founder of Tech for Good Live – @rebeccawho
  • Sam Sparrow: Operations and Programmes Lead and Presenter at Tech for Good CAST – @SamRSparrow 

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EXPERTS

  • Siobhan Corria: Head of Inclusion at Action for Children – @SiobhanCorria 
    • Siobhan is an experienced inclusion specialist who has worked in the charity and public sector for twenty years. She is able to share her own experience and organisational experience about embedding equality, diversity and inclusion within behaviours.”

FUNDRAISING DIRECTORS / HEADS OF

  • Anna Sheinman: Fundraising Consultant – @annasheinman
  • Claire Singlehurst: Director of Relationship Fundraising Macmillan Cancer Support – @c_singlehurst
  • Dayna Ferdinandi: Head of Fundraising and Communications at The Dystonia Society – @little_bulr
  • Fiona Pattison: Strategic Planner at Open – @fiona_pattison
  • Hayley Clark: Senior Business Development Manager at the NSPCC – @Hch19
  • Isabella Wallace: Founder of Reach Out 2 Schools – a charity that gets resources and quality teacher training into impoverished communities overseas – @WallaceIsabella
  • Jane Hogan: Project Lead, Elmer’s Great North Parade at St Oswald’s Hospice – @JaneHogan28
  • Janie Frampton: Chair of Ref Support UK and Patron at Muslim Women’s Network UK – – I haven’t discovered her yet on Twitter so here is her LinkedIn profile
  • Joanna Elson: Chief Executive of Money Advice Trust – @JoannaElson
  • Jenni Anderson: Fundraising Director – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – @JennilAnderson
  • Julie Roberts: Community Fundraising and Events Specialist at More Strategic – @Julie_Roberts1
  • Kath Abrahams: Director of Engagement & Fundraising for Diabetes UK – @kathabrahams
  • Kirsty Connell-Skinner: Development Manager at the Univeraity of Strathclyde – @Kirsty_CSk
  • Lindsay Marsden:  Director of Partnerships & Fundraising for UK Youth – @lindsaymarsden8
  • Lisa Clavering: Freelance fundraiser and member of the Institute of Fundraising National Convention Board – @LisaClavering
    • You can read some of Lisa’a articles here
  • Lizzi Hollis-Butcher: Head of Fundraising at Football Beyond Borders (and Founder of Charity Women) – @LizziHollis
    • Lizzi rose through the fundraising ranks as a corporate and community fundraiser – working for St Mungos, Marie Curie, Marine Conservation Society and Independent Age
    • She is well-known and well-networked in the sector not just because of her fundraising expertise but also because of the work she has done to improve women’s rights within the sector. You can read more about that here.
    • You can watch a video of Lizzi presenting at I Wish I’d Thought of That here
  • Mary Dobson: Head of Fundraising & Comms Bar Pro Bono Unit – @medobson
  • Nikki Bell: Multi award winning fundraising consultant for KEDA Consulting – @CharityNikki
    • Recognised in 2018 as a Rising Star in the #SocialCEOs Awards
    • Sits on the Board of the Institute of Fundraising North East
    • Nikki has spoken at fundraising conferences in several countries and always gets excellent feedback.
    • You can read her blog here.
  • Nina Gopal (BAME): The Silver Line Director of Fundraising – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nina-gopal-4b835a28/
  • Rachel Beer: Head of Creative Services at Revolutionise – @RachelBeer
  • Ruby Bayley-Pratt: Policy and Research Manager in the Fundraising team at the British Red Cross – @RubyBayleyPratt
  • Sara Rees: Head of Fundraising at Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity – @sararees1
  • Sarah Goddard: Head of Events and Appeals – St Joseph’s Hospice – @FundraisingSarah
    • Denis Fazlji said this about Sarah, “Sarah was my line manager for over a year at Farm Africa where I assisted her in our community fundraising programme. She has tremendous knowledge in the field of direct marketing and community fundraising and always keeps up-to-date with trends and latest developments in the area. Her dedication is infectious.”
  • Sinead Chapman: Strategy Director at Open – @naidster
  • Sinead O’Keeffe: Professional fundraiser at Enable Ireland – @Ok_Sinead
  • Tracy Griffin: Executive Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Communications at Scope – @tracyagriffin
  • Viki Hayden Ward: Head of Fundraising at the British Youth Council – @vikihayden
    • You can read Viki’s blog here.

GOVERNANCE EXPERTS

  • Alex Skailes: Director at Cass Business School Centre for Charity Effectiveness – https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexskailes/
  • Anna Bezodis: Trainer & consultant specialising in data protection and charity governance – @annabezodis

  • Jacqui Penalver: Transformation Director at Papworth Trust – @bean04
  • Rosie Chapman: Charity Adviser and Chair of the Charity Governance Code – @RosieChapman1
  • Pamela Ball: Executive Consultant – @PamelaSBall or https://www.linkedin.com/in/psball/
    • Jenny Berry, Director of Leadership and Governance at ACEVO gave the following recommendation, “Pamela is a ball of positive energy and strong leadership who I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with for several years, through our connections via ACEVO. She is passionate about good governance in the charity and social enterprise sector, shows and can deliver strong leadership – all with a very grounded and realistic approach. I will be happy to give a more personal reference for Pamela if required.

GRANTMAKING EXPERTS

  • Emma Beeston: Philanthropy Advisor – @EmmaBeeston01
    • Mary Hancock, Operations Director at Somerset Community Foundation wrote the following recommendation, “Emma facilitated a training session on grants assessments for members of the UK Community Foundations. She was incredibly thorough in her process and she made planning the session really easy and seamless for us, tailoring the content to our needs. We’ve had fantastic feedback from all of the programmes managers who attended the session. Normally, this type of high quality training is only available in London, but thanks to Emma’s flexibility and availability to travel to us, we were able to provide this excellent session in-house right here in South West, making it convenient and affordable. Thank you Emma. We hope to see you again soon!

INNOVATION EXPERTS

  • Lesley Pinder: Senior Innovation Consultant at Good Innovation – @Skipinder
  • Lucy Gower: Coach, trainer, author and consultant – @LucyInnovation

LEGACY FUNDRAISING EXPERTS

  • Christine (Punter) Reidy: Project Manager at Your Catholic Legacy – she is a legacy fundraising expert – @ChristineReidy
  • Claire Routley: Legacy giving expert – @ClaireyJaneR
  • Dominique Abranson: legacy fundraiser for Water Aid UK – @DomAbranson
  • Jane Hallahan – Head of Legacies at Mencap – @JaneLouH
  • Tish Ley: Legacy Engagement Manager at Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – @Ley_Tish

LEGACY MANAGEMENT

  • Nichola Sims – Training Manager at the Institute of Legacy Management – @NicholaSims

MAJOR DONOR FUNDRAISING EXPERTS

  • Lynda Harwood-Compton: Major Gifts Manager at Animals Asia – @LatchLynda or Lynda’s LinkedIn profile
    • Lynda is an award-winning, innovative major gifts and corporate fundraising manager with expertise in long-term, strategic donor relationships. She is an experienced speaker, trainer and co-authored DSC’s Corporate Fundraising and Partnerships.”

MARCOMMS EXPERTS

  • Barbara Osborne: Director of Income Generation and Marketing, Myeloma UK – @OzzyBM
  • Beth Murray: Director of Communications and Engagement at Catch22 @bmbm 
  • Claire Walker: Co-Director of Communications Teach First – @walker_essex
  • Deirdra Barr: Head of Marketing Henshaw (Society for the Blind) – https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdrabarr/
  • Emma Roberts: Head of Marketing & Communications UK Youth – @EmmaUKYouth
  • Gaby Jeffs: Founder of Magneto Films – @MagnetoGaby
  • Hannah Ellen Clare: Digital Marketing Manager, UK Youth – @hannalytical
  • Laura McIntosh: Head of Comms at Duke of Edinburgh – @LauraMcl
  • Lisa Quinlan-Rahman: Executive Director of Customer Strategy and Experience Scope – @QuinRah
  • Madeleine Sugden: Digital Impact Consultant – @madlinsudn
  • Natasha Roe: Charity consultant -specialises in strategy, brand, marketing – @RedPencil_
  • Natalie Williams: Communications Manager at Jubilee+ – @NatWillNatter
  • Paige Hughes: Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Talk, Listen, Change – @PaigeComms
  • Polly Shute: Director, Fundraising and Communications Together For Short Lives – @shute_polly
  • Rebecca Goodbourn: Head of Comms at NPC – @RJGoodbourn
  • Rebecca Rae-Evans: Digital strategist, @techforgoodlive – @rebeccawho
  • Sarah Johnson: Director of Mission (Marcomms, policy, patient advocacy, strategy), JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity – @s_e_johnson

POLICY, ADVOCACY AND CAMPAIGNING EXPERTS

  • Anne Baxendale: Deputy Director of Comms, Policy, Campaigns at Shelter – @baxendaleanne
  • Antonia Bance: Head of campaigns & comms for the TUC – @antoniabance
  • Becca Bunce – Co-director of the ICchangeUK campaign (and named by former US President Barack Obama, as one of his inspirations!!) @_BBunce
  • Charlotte Ravenscroft: Director at Evidential Consulting- @CharRavenscroft
  • Christine Allen: Director, Policy & Public Affairs Christian Aid – @CDenchN21
  • Eleanor Briggs: Head of Policy and Research at Action for Children – @EleanorSBriggs
  • Fran Woodard: Executive director Policy & Impact Macmillan Cancer Support – @franwoodard
  • Jane Vass: Director of Policy and Research at Age UK – @janevass1
  • Josie Tucker: Head of Policy and Advocacy at Child Poverty Action Group – @JosieTucker
  • Katie Evans: Head of Research & Policy at Money & Mental Health – @katieuevans
  • Kayleigh Wainwright: Head of Membership & Policy UK Youth – @k_wainwright
  • Lucy Malenczuk: Policy Officer – Financial Services at Age UK – @LucyMalenczuk
  • Nikki van der Gaag: Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights at Oxfam GB – @NikkivanderGaag
  • Rachel Connor: Director of Research Partnerships – @coracle1
  • Rebecca Gowland: Head of Inequality Campaigns and Policy at Oxfam GB – @rebeccagowland
  • Ruby Bayley-Pratt: Policy and Research Manager in the Fundraising team at the British Red Cross – @RubyBayleyPratt
  • Sally Copley: Campaigner with Oxfam GB, Chair of Oxford Rape Crisis, Trustee for Bond – @SallyCopley
  • Stella Duffy OBE: Stella is a regular speaker and campaigner around LGBTQ, women’s and arts issues – @StellDuffy
  • Yvonne Penn: Public Engagement Officer at the Sailors Society – @ympenn2

SERVICE DELIVERY EXPERTS

  • Abigail Darton: Research and Projects Assistant at Leap Confronting Conflict – @DartonDarton
  • Debbie Bezalel: Head of Services at Bliss – https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbie-bezalel-a32aa91b/
  • Debbie Pippard: Director of Programmes Barrow Cadbury – @debbiepippard
  • Hannah Mahoney-Smith: Head of Customer Care Macmillan Cancer Support – @HannahMahoneyS1
  • Kat Osborn: East Midlands Program Director, Safe Families for Children – @KatOsborn77
  • Kate Stanley: Director of Strategy at the NSPCC – @KateAStanley
  • Karen Bateson: Development and Impact Manager at the NSPCC – @KarenJBateson
  • Kelly Simcock: Director of Programmes at Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation – a charity that promotes peace & non-violent conflict resolution – @kellysimcock78
  • Niamh Clowry: Programme Manager – Irish Association for Palliative Care – @Neevy101
  • Rachael Orr: Head of UK poverty programme for Oxfam and Trustee at Refugee Council – @Rachaelorrsome

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT EXPERTS

  • Chris Freed: Head of Volunteering at Citizens Advice – @cfreed
  • Ruth Buchanan Leonard: Head of Volunteering Development, Macmillan – @struthyb

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