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June 14, 2018

Summer Fundraising Forum

On 13th June, we held 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, our Summer event was no exception. The Panel Discussion event featured high profile and inspirational Fundraising Leaders.

We'll post some highlights shortly. In the meantime, why not read our interviews..?

The Panel

Shabby Amini

Shabnam Amini

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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.

Desiree D'Souza

Desiree D’Souza

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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.

Joe Howes

Joseph Howes

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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.

Joe Jenkins

Joe Jenkins

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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.

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