December 3, 2018
Coaching for Fundraisers Winner Announced
We are delighted to announce that Yvonne Edouke, founder of Dynamic Support of Greater Manchester, has won our coaching prize.
We know that we need to do more to address issues of equality and diversity in the charity sector. Not only to recognise, respect and value people's differences and realise their full potential, but also to enhance and enrich our sector to enable us to achieve more together.
Charity People joined forces with Amber Coaching for Fundraisers to launch a competition for an individual currently working in the third sector who self-identifies as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, as LGBT+ or disabled to win six months' free coaching with Julia Worthington.
The winner is Yvonne Edouke, who originally comes from Cameroon. In 2006, she set up a community group called Dynamic Ladies of greater Manchester based on her experience of the stress, loneliness and language barriers she had encountered. In 2008 they registered as a charity but, unfortunately, the group dissipated in 2015 and the charity became dormant for almost two years.
Yvonne was determined not to give up and approached other organisations, sharing her work within the BME community, getting constructive ideas, guidance and feedback which allowed her to change the charity’s focus, under a new name Dynamic Support of Greater Manchester Ltd.
The charity is based in Manchester and aims to promote the wellbeing of African women and girls with their dependants in Greater Manchester who are seeking asylum or have been granted refugee status. They do this by the promotion of good health, the provision of recreational facilities and helping women to face issues that impact their quality of life, reducing isolation and improving their employability. As the chair, Yvonne expends an enormous amount of effort to make these things happen. As a small charity organisation, they are limited by the unpredictability of funding, as a result, they need fundraising skills to help their growth.