May 8, 2018
Summer Fundraising Forum
On 13th June, we are delighted to be presenting the latest in our successful series where fundraisers get the chance to be inspired by leaders in the field.
Following the sell-out success of our events in the Spring and Autumn, we are hosting a Panel Discussion event with a new group of high profile and inspirational Fundraising Leaders.
The panel includes:
Shabnam Amini, Fundraising, Partnerships and Communications Director, Care International UK
Desiree D’Souza, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, SeeAbility
Joseph Howes, Executive Director of Fundraising, Depaul
- Joe Jenkins, Director of Fundraising & Supporter Engagement, The Children’s Society
Chaired by Carla Miller
Where: Voluntary Action Islington. 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. Followed by drinks at the Big Chill.
When: 4.30pm, Wednesday 13th June
This event is aimed at fundraisers who would like the chance to ask any question they like to experienced Fundraising Directors.
The event will be free, but as we have limited space we do ask that if you do confirm attendance you please do come along!
If you, and/or 1 or 2 of your team members would like to come along then please let us know and we will book you a space. The themes of discussion on the day will centre around predictions from panellists and equipping yourself for a changing landscape. You'll get the chance to pose questions.
Fundraising, Partnerships and Communications Director, Care International UK
Shabby was appointed Fundraising, Partnerships and Communications Director in January 2016, having previously worked at CARE for four years as the Head of Direct Marketing. She has a broad background of business-to-business and consumer marketing and sales in both the commercial and charity sectors.
Shabby is also a Trustee of the Africa Advocacy Foundation.
Director of Fundraising and Marketing, SeeAbility
Desiree heads up SeeAbility’s fundraising team that raises voluntary income for their specialist support work and innovative eye care programmes, targeting people with learning disabilities and autism. She is an experienced fundraising leader with a speciality in building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with companies, trusts and foundations. Over nearly 15 years, many of these have been transformational in creating new opportunities and skills for people with disabilities and building inclusive communities in the UK and around the world.
Executive Director of Fundraising, Depaul
Joe joined Depaul UK in 2013 and has 14 years of fundraising experience. He is responsible for all income generation at Depaul UK and is passionate about supporting young people in the UK who most need a chance in life. He previously worked for Action for Children and The Prince's Trust.
Recently, Joe has joined the Board of Trustees at Rainforest Foundation UK to support a cause close to his heart outside the UK.
Director of Fundraising & Supporter Engagement, The Children’s Society
Joe leads the Fundraising and Supporter Engagement teams, involving as many people as possible in helping build a country where children are free from disadvantage.
He was previously Director of Engagement at Friends of the Earth which included six months acting as CEO. Prior to that Joe was Head of Fundraising Strategy and Donor Development Manager at the RNIB. He is a trustee of Refugee Action, a champion for social justice, a well-respected fundraising leader and a leading advocate of relationship-based fundraising.