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:
Ed grew up in Yorkshire before moving to Bristol to attend university and develop a taste for cider. After graduating he pursued an unrewarding spell in financial services before deciding to find a job worth doing. He started as a fundraiser in 2011 and is currently Development Manager at Life Cycle UK.
It’s great having someone to hold you to account, to make sure that you find time to move above the day to day and think more strategically about where you’re going, where your charity is going and how you want to take ownership of that process.
Nick’s first fundraising role was as an intern in the Major Gifts team at Marie Curie. He then took up a position as a Fundraising Assistant for the NSPCC and worked at King’s College London in Higher Education fundraising. He is currently working as a Philanthropy Fundraiser at CLIC Sargent.
My mentor Simon always emphasises how important it is to spend time outside of my organisation. The foundation has been a great opportunity to meet other fundraisers and learn about other organisations - this has given me a much greater perspective on the wider sector and has also given me a new way of thinking about my internal contribution.
Anaily is Senior Philanthropy Manager at Anthony Nolan. She has eight years of experience in the charity sector both in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, having worked for the British Red Cross, UNICEF and Prince’s Trust International. As a proud fundraiser, she’s passionate about connecting people to worthy causes, building relationships and demonstrating the impact that every donation makes.
My mentor Sian helps me sift through the noise. Once she has pointed out the thing standing in my way, it seems so obvious but they are all things that wouldn't have occurred to me in the first place.
Jodie is the Trusts Officer at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Before working at Battersea, Jodie was on the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy training programme and studying for a postgraduate certificate in Arts Fundraising from the University of Leeds. Jodie is an ambitious relationship fundraiser specialising in trusts and major giving.
I have gone to my mentor Julie for interview help, for help with professional development and for help with difficult conversations - in every instance she knows the right thing to say and the best advice to give me.