Testimonials

Caroline came to us very highly recommended. Since Caroline has joined us we now have a plan, structure, direction, and she has generated more income than she has cost us.

I had struggled to appoint a fundraiser until Caroline, from the moment that I met her, my confidence grew, although she has only spent six months with us, we will be extending her contract.

I have no hesitation in recommending Caroline.

Clem Spencer, Chair, HeartSWell South West
31 July 2017

Caroline demonstrated exceptional commitment and passion when working with the Institute. She grasped the complexity of the organisation very quickly, giving us great insight into both our own practices and those of the wider sector.
Her wide knowledge of the current fundraising environment allowed her to look to new channels for funding. She is creative and intuitive in her approach, which we greatly appreciated.
We have secured two big gifts from new donors as a direct result of Caroline’s support.
She is extremely personable and an absolute pleasure to work with. We hope you will enjoy working with her as much as we do, and wish you every success with your fundraising.

Ann Roberts, Operations Manager, Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour
31 July 2017

Caroline has delivered extraordinary results for our places along the South Devon coast. Most notably, in three years, she has raised in excess of £100,000 towards our ongoing running costs from a mix of major donors and trusts. The relationships she has helped us to build and the increase in fundraising skills of my staff are directly attributable to her efforts and will enable a healthy stream of income for many years to come

David Ford
8 January 2017

Caroline has been an instrumental part of the £13 million project to restore Castle Drogo. She was involved in early discussions, helped to create an overall fundraising plan and then led the trusts and major donor elements of the work. Over five years the campaign has raised over £7 million (including a £2.5 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, plus several legacy gifts and major gifts). Caroline has closely stewarded our major donors and has secured repeat donations throughout the life of the project. We are confident that the legacy of this project will be a building which is watertight and still standing for future generations to enjoy and we will have a host of supportive individuals who are willing to help us with our future conservation challenges.

With Caroline's help, we also delivered several high level cultivation events at Castle Drogo and engaged a development board to drive forwards our major gifts work. Caroline has a good understanding of how to deliver bespoke events at heritage sites where conservation standards must be adhered to She knows how to make donors feel really special and understands the pressures faced by delivery teams on the ground.

Heather Kay
8 January 2017

I have enjoyed working with Caroline. She has had a very good understanding of the sort of things The Norman Family Charitable Trust like to support.

Roger Dawe
8 January 2017

Caroline has a wealth of fundraising experience to call on; is self-directed, highly motivated and disciplined and is very good at grasping a project brief; all essential qualities of a successful consultant. She is very personable and is able to make warm connections with a range of people; I have always found her to be persistent; trustworthy and reliable.

Caroline is both a very good team player and very well able to work under her own steam. She is great fun to work with.

Jane Selman
8 January 2017