The Bright Ideas Partnership has two experienced fundraising consultants at its helm.

Sarah Boardman has ten years experience working in fundraising in the voluntary sector. Her areas of expertise are trust fundraising and making complex funding applications for charitable projects. She previously successfully managed all of Trust Fundraising for The Salvation Army. Sarah has a Masters in Development Studies and has supported a number of grassroots International NGOs to develop their fundraising capacity. Sarah was previously a trustee for Stepping Stones Nigeria.

Joanne Ryan has extensive experience fundraising for charities and not-for-profits. Her areas of expertise are statutory fundraising, tendering for contracts, trust fundraising and undertaking external evaluations. She previously worked as the Fundraising and Development Manager for Victim Support Southwark. In this role, she was a sole fundraiser and as such, she understands the need for developing and implementing an effective fundraising strategy for a small charity with limited resources and support. Joanne is also Vice-Chair of trustee of the charity Women in Prison, and has a Masters in Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

In addition, Bright Ideas works with a number of skilled Associates, who have in-depth knowledge and experience of fundraising and undertaking external evaluations.

If you are interested in becoming an Associate, or to find out how Bright Ideas could support your charity, please contact us.