Consultants

Since Craigmyle’s foundation 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.

Gill Moody

Gill Moody

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 gill@craigmyle.org.uk

 

Alison Giles

Alison Giles

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 HLF 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 alison@craigmyle.org.uk

 

Joel Burden

Joel Burden

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 joel@craigmyle.org.uk

Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas

Having started his career with Craigmyle in the early 1980s, when he worked with a broad range of clients, Julian has successfully raised funds in higher education and for over seventeen years in the heritage sector. As Head of Fundraising at the Royal Naval Museum/National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, he managed campaigns for building restoration, new exhibitions, digital projects, conservation and acquisitions, including a range of Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grants. He was also a member of the Museum’s management team. As a Craigmyle Consultant for 5 years, Julian has worked for a number of leading museums and local authority museums services on the South Coast, maintaining his track record of success with HLF applications. He has also been working in the health and community sectors, successfully supporting a hospice and a young people’s counselling service.

To contact Julian, telephone 07776 303430 or email him at julian@craigmyle.org.uk

Mark Jefferies

Mark Jefferies

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 mark@craigmyle.org.uk

 

Geoff Howard

Geoff Howard

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 geoff@craigmyle.org.uk

 

 

Bernie Morgan

Bernie Morgan

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 bernie@craigmyle.org.uk

 

Richard Hopgood

Richard Hopgood

Richard spent 25 years working for the Church Commissioners (Deputy CEO) and the Archbishops’ Council (Director of Policy) and 10 years as Director
of the Henry Smith Charity, during which he was also Principal Officer of the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation. He is a Trustee of IVAR (the Institute of Voluntary Action Research), Escaping Victimhood and the Thames Valley Partnership, and a volunteer Visitor for the Henry Smith Charity. He has
worked as a freelance consultant since 2013 and became a Craigmyle consultant in 2014, specialising in Trusts and Foundations.

To contact Richard telephone him on 07807 888908 or e-mail him at richard@craigmyle.org.uk

 

Where next?

To have an informal conversation with a member of our team please call 01582 762441 or email first@craigmyle.org.uk

Consultants

Since Craigmyle’s foundation 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.

Gill Moody

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 gill@craigmyle.org.uk

 


Alison Giles

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 HLF 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 alison@craigmyle.org.uk

 


Joel Burden

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 joel@craigmyle.org.uk


Julian Thomas

Having started his career with Craigmyle in the early 1980s, when he worked with a broad range of clients, Julian has successfully raised funds in higher education and for over seventeen years in the heritage sector. As Head of Fundraising at the Royal Naval Museum/National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, he managed campaigns for building restoration, new exhibitions, digital projects, conservation and acquisitions, including a range of Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grants. He was also a member of the Museum’s management team. As a Craigmyle Consultant for 5 years, Julian has worked for a number of leading museums and local authority museums services on the South Coast, maintaining his track record of success with HLF applications. He has also been working in the health and community sectors, successfully supporting a hospice and a young people’s counselling service.

To contact Julian, telephone 07776 303430 or email him at julian@craigmyle.org.uk


Mark Jefferies

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 mark@craigmyle.org.uk

 


Geoff Howard

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 geoff@craigmyle.org.uk

 

 


Bernie Morgan

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 bernie@craigmyle.org.uk

 


Richard Hopgood

Richard spent 25 years working for the Church Commissioners (Deputy CEO) and the Archbishops’ Council (Director of Policy) and 10 years as Director
of the Henry Smith Charity, during which he was also Principal Officer of the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation. He is a Trustee of IVAR (the Institute of Voluntary Action Research), Escaping Victimhood and the Thames Valley Partnership, and a volunteer Visitor for the Henry Smith Charity. He has
worked as a freelance consultant since 2013 and became a Craigmyle consultant in 2014, specialising in Trusts and Foundations.

To contact Richard telephone him on 07807 888908 or e-mail him at richard@craigmyle.org.uk

 


Where next?

To have an informal conversation with a member of our team please call 01582 762441 or email first@craigmyle.org.uk