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:
Tracey is currently Director of Fundraising at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, joining the team in 2018. She has worked in a variety of organisations, primarily based in the healthcare sector, and in particular hospices, holding senior roles at Thames Hospice and Sue Ryder.
Her experience covers all areas of fundraising, particularly focussing on community and corporate work, and has vast experience in strategy development, objective setting and planning and managing teams through change.
Tracey is passionate about mentoring and the positive impact this can have, and has enjoyed being a mentor for the Rank Foundation as part of its Sharing Good Practice initiative. ‘I’m really excited about helping the next generation of fundraisers to develop and succeed and hope that sharing my knowledge and experience will help to do this. I am delighted to be part of the TEF Programme and look forward to working with the mentees.’
Iain has been Head of Fundraising at MND Scotland for 11 years, and had led the charity’s considerable income growth over that period. Like most fundraisers he came into the role through a somewhat circuitous route having previously worked initially in sales, then subsequently as a civil servant where he gained considerable experience managing individuals and teams, working with senior management, and delivering change programmes.
He has experience in all areas of fundraising, particularly community and events, and played a key role in the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge in Scotland in 2014.
Iain is also Treasurer of a newly established charity delivering community arts projects in north Glasgow.
“My role is heavily involved in both fundraising and organisational strategic development, and I’ve built, coached, and managed successful incarnations of my fundraising team over the years. I’ve been fortunate to have been informally mentored by a couple of excellent fundraising leaders, and I’m really enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and experience to enable effective fundraising to flourish.”
Millie is currently Head of Campaign at Cancer Research UK where she is enthusiastically building a new, ambitious and exciting high value fundraising campaign that will transform the lives of cancer patients and their families through enabling our vital research.
During her three years at CRUK Millie has enjoyed taking on a number of different roles – from taking the Mid Value team through a sector leading, innovative test and learn programme; to leading a team of brilliant relationship managers raising six figure gifts. She’s also worked at some other inspiring organisations, including Marie Curie and the University of Cambridge.
Millie is passionate about finding ways do things differently, to challenging the status quo and to doing the best possible job for our donors and beneficiaries. Both being mentored and being a mentor really help her to do these things, so she is thrilled to be part of this scheme!
Luke began his career in fundraising at Save the Children in 2001, following a spell working in the NHS. Since then Luke has worked with a number of charities of varying scales, the British Heart Foundation, DHIVERSE and since 2016 CLIC Sargent, where Luke is Assistant Director of Fundraising, responsible for leading a cross-cutting supporter engagement function. A community and relationship fundraising specialist Luke has experience of successfully developing and implementing community fundraising growth strategies, building investment cases and leading large dispersed fundraising teams. With substantial experience of planning and leading significant strategic and people change programmes, Luke brings strong experience of change management and embedding structural and cultural change.
A former CEO in a regional health and social care charity Luke has experience of working directly with Trustees and establishing a fundraising function from scratch, with particular insight into commissioning and statutory funding as well as stakeholder management and building partnerships.
Luke is a passionate advocate of developing talent within the sector and has mentored and coached fundraisers, as well as benefitting from mentoring himself. Luke is a regular speaker at Institute of Fundraising convention and conferences.
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