Our mentors are all experienced and successful leaders and managers who know how to help others be the best they can be in their roles. Many are fundraising experts but we also have others who specialise in areas such as innovation or technology both from within and beyond the not-for-profit sector. Their wide range of skills, knowledge, organisational experience and locations means we can always make a really productive match of mentor and participant.
Get to know a selection of our team:
Craig is Macmillan Cancer Support's first ever Director of Legacies. He has spent 20 years at Macmillan in a number of diverse roles from Supporter Donations to Innovation via Individual Marketing and Special Events. Most notably he led Macmillan's Challenge Events team for 11 years where he increased net income from £1.5m to £12m and built a culture of delivering unrivalled experiences. A passionate exponent of Relationship Fundraising he's now tasked with embedding legacies throughout the charity and raising £1billion by 2026.
Kath is Director of Engagement & Fundraising at Diabetes UK, the leading charity in the UK for people affected by diabetes. She is also a Trustee for Action Aid UK and until July 2018 was Vice Chair of the Institute of Fundraising and Chair of their Learning & Development Committee. She has worked in the charity sector for over 20 years and brings significant senior leadership and management experience in fundraising, marketing and communications from a range of roles and organisations She was Director of Engagement & Income Generation at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Director of Fundraising at ChildLine and Executive Director, Fundraising and Supporter Development at King’s College London & King’s Health Partners. She also spent twelve years at the NSPCC working at the heart of the ground breaking FULL STOP Campaign and Appeal. Before moving into the Third Sector, Kath was General Manager of London’s Bloomsbury Theatre.
Kath is passionate about supporting others to grow and develop and is in no doubt that mentoring and coaching have been key to her own career development. She is very much looking forward to being a mentor on the programme and supporting others to achieve their full potential.
Liz has been a professional fundraiser for 20 years and is currently Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust. Before this, she held senior fundraising roles at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the British Red Cross.
Liz is passionate about the charity sector and is also proud to be a trustee and fellow of the Institute of Fundraising, chairing their Standards Advisory Board. Liz joined Postcode Dream Trust in 2019.
Liz was lucky enough to count Tony as a mentor during her time at Battersea and they shared a love for transformational fundraising. Liz is delighted to contribute to the work of the Tony Elischer Foundation in his memory.
Grahame is a proven strategist and all round fundraiser with over 20 years experience. He balances strategic thinking with practical knowledge of key fundraising areas, ensuring that strategies can be closely tailored and implemented to an organisation and its cause. As an ex Director of Fundraising he understands people, structures and cultures, and has planned and led many change programmes. Grahame began his fundraising career after working in marketing in the commercial sector. He started out as a corporate fundraising manager at the beginning of the year 2000 and, whilst he has experience across fundraising he is considered to hold a deep specialism in corporate fundraising. He is passionate about the development of the fundraising profession and is a mentor to several fundraisers. "As a mentor I love seeing people with talent grow and flourish. It is very rewarding to play a part in helping someone realise their potential".
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Tony Elischer Foundation mentor, please get in touch using the form below or via Get Involved