Graham Parker

Graham Parker

Director & Senior Consultant

Graham is the Director of Charity Fundraising Ltd, a business with a social purpose which he founded in 2000. Graham has been involved in voluntary sector work and fundraising for over 40 years, achieving specialist expertise and a track record of success in achieving grant and contract funding for a wide range of revenue and capital projects.

Following employment with a Charity in his early twenties, Graham went on to serve 25 years in the Governor Grade of the Prison Service. In this role Graham engaged serving inmates in activities supporting disabled people including chartering sailing ships and riding for the disabled. Inmates routinely worked with Graham to achieve funding for these activities from grant funding sources and fundraising events such as running the London Marathon.

On early retirement from the prison service, Graham founded and built a Charity and young people’s project working proactively with offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending; engaging them in new and positive lifestyles. Through Graham’s leadership and skills as a professional fundraiser, the Charity grew substantially over five years.

From small beginnings, Graham has built Charity Fundraising Ltd into a major UK Fundraising Consultancy. He has worked directly with a huge range of voluntary sector organisations across the UK developing fundraising strategies, providing advice, guidance, planning, training, mentoring, research and bid writing; achieving £ Millions in grant funding for client organisations. Graham is a Director of the Association of Fundraising Consultants, an associate member of the Institute of Fundraising and has achieved NCVO approved consultant status for Charity Fundraising Ltd. Graham is supported by a team of experienced charity fundraising consultants and officers.

Paul Parker

Paul Parker

Director

A full member of the Institute of Fundraising, Paul has over 20 years of experience working with a huge range of Charities. His work has spanned: research, strategic advice, mentoring, bid and tender writing, evaluations, fundraising strategies and more. Paul’s work has directly secured well in excess of £10 Million for clients as well as providing the skills and support for clients themselves to achieve substantial organisational growth.

Paul is based at our head office in Suffolk and combines client work with supporting our team of charity fundraising  consultants and business development.

Steph Prentis

Steph Prentis

Senior Fundraising Consultant

Steph started working in the field of community regeneration in 2006 with an employment and training contractor supporting disadvantaged individuals. Since 2009, Steph has focused solely upon supporting Charities to successfully fundraise, strengthen their organisations and improve the services they provide to local people. Her work with them focuses on developing effective and robust fundraising and income generation strategies, successfully bidding for large grants and tenders, developing effective monitoring and evaluation processes and undertaking charity evaluations.

Steph’s experience is broad, drawing on work for the social housing sector, skills and employment, children and youth services, health and social care for older people, community cohesion, patient representation and medical charities.

Committed to working with Charities in order to help them make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society, Steph has directly secured over £4 million for the voluntary sector in the last 3 years alone and has supported a number of our clients by auditing their fundraising positions and developing new fundraising strategies.

Kathryn McDonald

Kathryn McDonald

Fundraising Consultant

Kathryn has spent over 14 years working with voluntary sector organisations. She joined Charity Fundraising Ltd in 2009, having previously worked in the public sector and for a social welfare charity. Kathryn is a Full Certified Member of the Institute of Fundraising (MinstFDip) after successfully completing the Open University qualification. She also holds a BA (Hons) degree in Geography and Education.

Kathryn’s current role involves supporting charities across the UK with their fundraising including grant funder research, project design, developing budgets, bid writing, bid reviews, monitoring and evaluation, mentoring and strategic support. She has secured grant, lottery, contract and european funding totalling over £3 million for a range of health and social welfare charities around the UK including cancer, dementia, youth, homeless and disability charities. Kathryn is based at our Head Office in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Daniel Greenwood

Daniel Greenwood

Fundraising Consultant

Daniel has been a Major Relationships Fundraiser for over 20 years and specialises in generating charitable income through grants, philanthropy and corporate partnerships. He has raised over £7million for health, environmental and animal welfare causes, including well-known charities such as the Royal British Legion and smaller causes.

Daniel has led on many successful Government and Lottery funding bids, including feasibility studies, project development, internal collaboration and programme set-up, service delivery, monitoring and evaluation. Having worked with some of the UK’s largest grant-makers and companies, and many leading philanthropists, Daniel is well-versed in helping charities to increase their income through major relationships fundraising.

Hannah Roots

Hannah Roots

Fundraising Consultant

Hannah is a full certified member of the Institute of Fundraising (MinstFCert), with over 10 years experience in the charitable sector, specialising in grant fundraising. Prior to joining Charity Fundraising Ltd Hannah’s career as a professional fundraiser spanned local, regional and national health charities in the fields of palliative care, emergency medicine and research. Hannah holds an Institute of Leadership and Management qualification and an MA from the University of Cambridge.

Fay Cope

Fay Cope

Fundraising Consultant

Fay has been working in the charity sector since 2004, initially in supporter care before focussing on Trust and Statutory Fundraising in 2011. Since then she has successfully raised over £3 million in funds from Trusts & Foundations, Big Lottery Fund, and Statutory grants and contracts. Her experience includes developing fundraising strategies, monitoring and reporting, developing face to face approaches to engaging with grant funders, supporting project/new business development and supporter care.

Fay has worked with a wide variety of charities in areas such as social welfare, disability, mental health and international development. Fay holds a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and MA in Museum Studies.

Lauren James

Lauren James

Fundraising Consultant

Lauren has 14 years experience in the voluntary sector with 9 of those in fundraising roles and 5 years project development and management. Her fundraising experience spans trusts and foundations, community, corporate and major donors. She is experienced in managing major projects leading both staff and volunteers. Prior to joining Charity Fundraising Ltd, Lauren worked for a variety of health and social welfare charities including youth, offender rehabilitation, cancer and LGBT charities.

Lauren is committed to working in the voluntary sector and is passionate about changing the lives of the most vulnerable in our society.