I started my fundraising career at the NSPCC, heading the team developing new national corporate partnerships. I secured partnerships worth over £3 million.
As Head of Fundraising for the national body, I was responsible for all non-statutory funding, including a successful £6 million+ lottery bid.
Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project
I helped this small organisation get on a more sound financial footing, including local authority funding, trusts and foundations and partnership bids.
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
I helped schools to build relationships with local corporates, including through corporate sponsorship and expertise exchanges.
I devised and launched a corporate partners club for this medium-sized environmental charity
I implemented a new CRM system, launched a very successful online in memoriam fundraising platform, launched and exceeded all expectations for a scientific research project appeal, and increased their income by 20% year on year.
Sumatran Orangutan Society
I introduced digital fundraising acquisition, massively increased the number of monthly regular givers, implemented a new legacy programme, secured new corporate partners and significant funding from trusts. I helped raise £870,000 in 6 months for a one-off appeal to buy land in Sumatra for orangutans.
"Rachel was invaluable in setting up the school development department, she helped me to work out what we needed to set up a proper database to keep track of parental donations and fundraising. She listened and then made suggestions, set up the database, and was on hand to advise me when I got stuck. In addition, she provided invaluable advice on how to phrase "the ask", which was something I was not very comfortable with initially." Anna Cole-Morgan, HR & Fundraising Manager