Our mentees are all fundraisers with the talent, drive and ambition to be the next generation of fundraising leaders. They are learning and developing through their participation in our programme and all invest great energy and enthusiasm into their time with us to get the most from the opportunity.
Get to know some of our mentees:
Joely is passionate about the power of relationship building in community fundraising. She started her fundraising career volunteering with the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children and Barnardo’s before becoming a volunteer coordinator at a disability charity. Joely is the Interim Head of Hospice Fundraising at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, having previously been a Senior Community Fundraiser and Community Fundraiser within the team.
Being part of the TEF is a true privilege, with many unique opportunities for development. Time with my mentor allows me to take a step back, reflect and be more strategic in my thinking. Beccy’s wonderful ability to get me thinking differently has helped me develop in my role and grow in confidence.
Konna found his love of fundraising at university whilst leading a Kilimanjaro team of sixty at Plymouth RAG. After working in sales for two years he worked for Meningitis Research Foundation in the Student Challenge Team, growing sign ups by 25%. Now in Corporate and High Value Fundraising for TREE AID his passion for exceeding income can continue to grow.
I have learnt far more from my mentor than I thought possible, by helping me to think differently and how to apply that thinking in a very personal way. I can honestly say that I am a better Fundraiser and on the career path of my dreams now thanks to the TEF scheme.
Monica is passionate about using her communication skills to connect philanthropists with identified needs for children around the world. She joins fundraising from foundations, where she previously worked in marketing and communications. Since moving to London, Monica has worked at Unicef UK in committee-led, event and philanthropy fundraising and is now Philanthropy Manager.
Moving into a new role in a new type of fundraising team is challenging. It has been such a great help working with Millie as she coaches me through each new situation I experience – both internally in my organisation and externally with supporters. Her guidance has been essential in building my confidence and identifying what career progression could look like for me.
Emily has been dedicated to the charity sector since starting as a fundraising assistant eight years ago. The focus of her work has primarily been in health and social welfare and she’s now Head of Fundraising for Family Fund, a charity supporting families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children. She is currently on a mission to build their fundraising from scratch to support their ambitious growth strategy.
Having a mentor has given me the time to regularly reflect on overall themes and areas I would like to improve, benefiting both the organisation and my personal development. It is a fantastic opportunity to work with someone who offers a completely different and refreshing perspective.