Since Craigmyle’s foundation by Lord Craigmyle in 1959, we have helped more than 1,500 charities – encompassing the full breadth of the non-profit sector and including cathedrals, churches, hospitals, hospices, museums, heritage projects, schools, welfare, arts and conservation organisations – raise well over half a billion pounds for capital and revenue projects.
Integrity, professionalism and commitment are at the heart of the Craigmyle approach. All Craigmyle consultants are accredited on this basis and are dedicated to Craigmyle methodologies and best practice.
Read our personal profiles below and please get in touch with any one of us to discuss your cause or project. Alternatively, use the general contact details at the bottom of the page.
A Cambridge graduate and former teacher, Gill worked in national and local fundraising and policy roles before becoming a Craigmyle consultant in 1998. Over the past 14 years, she has worked with more than 50 clients across the UK and in Europe, including churches and faith organisations, national and international charities, hospitals, hospices, education, arts and heritage organisations. She directs campaigns, offers strategic support, revenue and legacy development and training and mentoring for fundraising staff. Formerly Chair of the Association of Fundraising Consultants and a member of the Institute of Fundraising.
To contact Gill, telephone 07932 101058 or email her at email@example.com
Alison’s career began with English National Opera in 1987, and developed to encompass a range of arts management and fundraising roles with significant venues, festivals and performers. Since 2005, she has added heritage projects to her fundraising portfolio, heading up capital campaigns, handling major Lottery and trust bids, and working on revenue development. She has been a Craigmyle consultant since 2008. In addition to active fundraising, she supplies a bespoke assessment and research service on potential funders to Craigmyle colleagues and to individual clients.
To contact Alison, telephone 07971 840672 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel began his advancement career in the higher education sector, at the University of Stirling. He later moved to Newcastle University where he led
the alumni team and helped to plan and deliver the University’s fundraising programme from annual fund through to major capital campaign work. In the mid-2000s, an opportunity arose to run Third Millennium Publishing (TMP), a specialist publisher of illustrated histories for affinity organisations, including numerous schools, colleges, universities, churches, charities, professional and military institutions. Following its acquisition by a major British publishing house, Joel has now moved into consultancy work in both the publishing and fundraising fields. He joined Craigmyle Consultants in 2014 and is currently the Campaign Director on a major ecclesiastical sector capital campaign.
To contact Joel telephone him on 07894 467070 or e-mail him at email@example.com
Mark Jefferies has over thirty years of experience as a fundraising practitioner, joining Craigmyle from a commercial marketing background in the
1980s. He has worked with some 150 clients, including national charities, churches and cathedrals, hospitals and welfare charities, with a particular focus on schools, conservation and heritage. His experience encompasses capital campaigns (with a specific emphasis on major gifts negotiations and leadership development), sustainable fundraising and cultivation strategies, capacity building, recruitment, training and development. A regular contributor of articles on fundraising and communications, he is a certificated member of the Institute of Fundraising and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
To contact Mark, telephone 07850 318685 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Howard joined Craigmyle in 1989. He originally trained as a teacher and taught in London, before joining the Theatre Royal, Winchester, as
Appeal Director and General Manager, and then becoming Campaign Project Co-ordinator at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. At Craigmyle
he has worked with a very wide range of schools in the UK and overseas, as well as hospices, medical charities, churches and arts organisations.
To contact Geoff, telephone 07802 458451 or email him at email@example.com
Bernie Morgan worked for the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, BBC Children in Need and the Association of Charitable Foundations before becoming the first CEO of Responsible Finance and leading the development of that industry in the UK. She has raised about £85m through grants, sponsorship, contracts and investments. She has particular expertise in social investment and social enterprise. She is a trustee of RBS Social and Community
Capital. Bernie also chairs the board of the Dreamland Trust in Margate. The Trust supports the heritage and education functions of Dreamland, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks.
To contact Bernie, telephone 07795 275641 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
For over 20 years Siân has worked in local and national fundraising for medical, international development, education, arts and heritage charities and faith organisations. Specialising in trusts and major gifts, Siân also has experience of case development, strategic development, statutory bids, integrating fundraising and communications, and crowdfunding campaigns. As Appeal Director at Guildford Cathedral, Siân raised £6.9m from Heritage Lottery Fund and private sources. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising. Siân joined Craigmyle in 2018, and is currently providing campaign management for an educational charity, as well as bid-writing, training/seminars and strategic direction.
To contact Siân telephone her on 07752 144 565 or email her at email@example.com
Christine has 25 years of fundraising experience, including a significant background in major gifts and charitable trusts fundraising, as well as individual giving, statutory funding, membership programmes, legacies and corporate sponsorship. She has experience in strategic planning, training sessions for staff and volunteers, developing prospect pipelines, identifying, recruiting, and managing board members, and mentoring staff. She has worked on capital and revenue campaigns, for a broad range of organisations including universities, arts organisations, NGOs, schools and charities in the US, UK, Europe and New Zealand.
To contact Christine telephone her on 07914 340 325 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 30 years experience in strategic campaign and project communications, Wendy brings a new dimension to the Craigmyle team with her strong track record of effective award winning communication campaigns. Based in Greenwich, South East London, Wendy started her marketing career with 3i Group plc and was more recently Head of Campaigns at Southwark Council. She also has also worked with churches and the wider voluntary sector. Wendy is currently project and communications lead for St Alfege Church Heart of Greenwich Place and People, a project awarded £1.8m by the Heritage Lottery Fund in December 2017.
Wendy works closely with her Craigmyle colleagues to align communications with fundraising in three key areas :
· feasibility studies and strategic planning;
· working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, churches and the voluntary sector
· discrete projects such developing an overarching campaign strategy, social media planning, website review or refreshing branding.
All of this can significantly contribute to the success of fundraising initiatives.
To contact Wendy, telephone 07773 521 906 or email her at email@example.com
Gijs joined Craigmyle following a 30-year career as a leader in the Performing Arts sector. Most latterly as Chief Executive of The English Concert he achieved considerable commercial and fundraising success and implemented a rigorous programme of strategic change. With a history predominantly in classical music, Gijs’ entrepreneurial inclination produced ground-breaking co-productions and collaborations with related artforms theatre, opera, film and dance.
Trained as a lawyer, his experience encompasses strategic and change management, Trustee Governance, Individual Giving, Arts Council and Trusts & Foundations. Gijs was awarded Orchestra Manager of the Year by the Association of British Orchestras in 2014.
To contact Gijs for an informal discussion of how he might support your organisation, telephone 07887 475190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To have an informal conversation with a member of our team please call 01582 762441 or email email@example.com