"Jane was really helpful to work with while completing a comprehensive review of our special events programme. She has an in-depth knowledge of fundraising and provided valuable insight into trends and new ways of working. She was a sounding board and not only highlighted risks or challenges to look out for, but helped find solutions. Jane ran sessions or workshops with the wider team, allowing me to participate and opened the team up to a different way of thinking. When I wasn’t sure of next steps or how to move the project forward she gave a sense of direction by providing practical advice. Jane provided support from start to finish and we ended with a new events strategy which I am excited to execute. "
Natalie Sleigh, Head of Events, Terrence Higgins Trust
"Having Jane at our helm was transformational for us and demonstrated the value of deep diverse experience and calm positivity to transform months of event planning and execution. For Jane I don't have enough thank yous and she is now in our #sisterhood for sure!"
Shivonne Graham, Managing Director, Women for Women International
''Jane joined us very late in the planning timeline to help with an important, high profile World Ovarian Cancer Coalition event. She quickly pulled all of the project components together, developed a thorough action plan for the whole team and got on with making sure that everything we required was in place. Jane is professional and thoughtful and went the extra mile to ensure that we got the best service possible from the venue. This was a complex project that involved an event at an international conference and a global media launch of a report. Jane quickly gained the confidence of the whole project team and helped us ensure that all of the project elements and objectives were properly integrated. I would happily recommend Jane and hope to work with her on future World Ovarian Cancer Coalition projects."
Clara MacKay, Project Director, World Ovarian Cancer Coalition
"Jane has a wealth of expertise in fundraising. As Director of Ambitious about Autism, I utilised Jane on a short term basis to review our Events strategy, project manage our largest event - a Gala event with our Corporate Partner and to recruit a Senior Events Manager to take the Events programme forward.
We really benefitted from Jane's experience and calm approach. I completely trusted her and would highly recommend her."
Anne Shinkwin, Director of Fundraising; Cystic Fibrosis Trust
"I have worked with Jane on a number of projects at both Prostate Cancer UK and Pancreatic Cancer UK. Jane is a creative, capable and innovative fundraiser. She is strategic and practical and I have always enjoyed working with her. She is a fantastic asset to any team.
During Jane’s time as a consultant at Pancreatic Cancer UK, she managed our evolving special events programme, really helping it get off the ground. She worked with key stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, major donors and our corporate partners to produce high quality, high profile events to time and budget. She is passionate about fundraising and brings this passion to every project.
Jane also managed our corporate fundraising programme whilst it was in its infancy. She developed a solid strategy for reaching out to new corporate partners. As a small charity trying to compete with the bigger players, Jane brought creativity and finesse to our applications which really helped us get noticed and, longer term, build our network.
Jane gets to know an organisation quickly and builds great relationships fast. She is reliable and professional and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her."