Having been a self-employed businessman Marco has been involved with Charities and Non Profits of varying sizes as a trustee or non exec for almost twenty years often being the only member tasked with income generation. So it’s been a short step into more formal fundraising as a career. Often facing many of the same challenges about where the next revenue stream is coming from or how to keep up with an ever-changing environment. Marco now helps advise small charities and social enterprise groups.
Justine has recently become a sole fundraiser, after 7 years in the sector. She previously worked at NSPCC and Samaritans before heading up Events and Community Fundraising at The Big Issue Foundation. Justine is now at Talking Money in Bristol where she is focusing on building an unrestricted income
Andrew has managed fundraising and partnerships for Borderline, a charity that supports homeless Scots across London, for almost a year. Despite diverse experience across the charity sector, this is his first role as a sole fundraiser, and he is excited at its potential scope working on an issue he is passionate about.
Andrew, now based in London, studied and work in Scotland over the past 5 years, and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters in International Development. He has worked for a range of charities and development organisations over a number of years in various roles tackling issues from international development, to funding cancer research, to preventing homelessness.
Elsie is the Head of Development at Scottish Mountain Rescue. The first and sole fundraiser for the organisation, Elsie is responsible for leading and implementing the first fundraising strategy for this membership body representing the majority of Scotland's mountain rescue teams. Elsie was previously the first Fundraising Manager for Scotland for Crisis UK, and also held Fundraising Manager roles for Camphill Blair Drummond and Macmillan Cancer Support, giving her over 11 years' experience covering many aspects of fundraising. She is also a trustee for the Scottish Mountaineering Trust, a grant-making trust.
Ruth has worked in the charity sector for 20 years including managing a local charity and fundraising. She is now the Fundraising Manager at The Frozen Ark, an international charity that collects, preserves and stores DNA of endangered animals.