Consultancy for Continued Development

About Me

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I started out as a regional Statutory & Trust Funding Officer with the British Deaf Association in 2004. After completing my MA, including qualitative and quantitative research methods, I headed to Rwanda with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) to assist in managing a disability research project across all five provinces.

I travelled extensively, including time in Sierra Leone and Uganda. Before leaving the continent two years later, I had helped to bring about the publication of the first sign language dictionary in the country, trained a Board of Trustees, two Fundraising Officers, sat on a DFID-funded small grants body, helped to found a local NGO for single parents, and lobbied ministries on topics such as access to education and welfare system development.

I'd also undertaken my first independent advisory role, inputting into the logframes for the national disability coalition's inaugural three-year strategy. I developed a real taste for the 'science of better' in voluntary sector management. On returning to the UK, I joined the Operational Research Society and turned full-time consultant. Since then, I've crunched data for EU reports into sustainable tourism, led the development of Armenia's first national strategies for Policy, Advocacy and Fundraising in the disability sector, become country manager for a human rights organisation, and helped many nonprofits to complete registration in the UK.

I love the Voluntary Sector, from grassroots organisations to international NGOs, and I'm lucky that my skills transfer across a wide range of fields. So far, I've worked with charities and social enterprises serving children's cancer, ecology, women, internally displaced people, social entrepreneurs, refugees, elderly people, disabled people, prisoners, animal welfare, and the arts. There's never a dull day.

 

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Proud to be working in partnership with OurCommunities Australia on Policy & Proceedure delivery.


Selected clients include (click on a logo to see what they do):

 

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Consultant working with NGOs and governing bodies in the UK, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Knowhow Nonprofit's 'Good Egg' of 2011

Project Development ~ Research Processes ~ Strategic Analysis

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