Fair Development works by bringing together some of the non-profit sectors most talented individuals to offer their expertise, experience, skills and time to small charities at significantly reduced rates that allow these invaluable organisations to access expert advice, guidance and support at rates they can afford.
Our collective is made up of passionate and highly skilled non-profit workers – some are freelancers or consultants who work with other charities and some are founders, Directors or CEOs of their own small NGOs. All members of our collective offer heavily discounted rates for Fair Development clients as a way of supporting the small charity sector.
The Collective at Fair Development is currently entirely white. This is not acceptable or representative of society or the charity sector. We are actively seeking freelancers and charity professionals from the BAME community who would be interested in offering affordable consultancy to small charities in the following areas: fundraising especially grant writing, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning and programme design. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in finding out more and thank you for your patience as we right this wrong.
Vic is the Founder of Fair Development. She has over 10 years’ experience working within the UK education and not-for-profit sectors both in the UK and internationally and is passionate about helping small charities access the support they deserve.
Vic is the founder of the Small International Development Charities Network Facebook group and is currently supporting an FCDO funded capacity building programme for small NGOs in partnership with The FSI.
Her day job is as the Co-Director of a small charity, Raising Futures Kenya. Vic is a small charity all-rounder but most enjoys strategic planning and troubleshooting. She runs Fair Development as a passion project alongside her day job and taking care of her two young children.
Suzie has been working in trust and foundation/grant fundraising for 10 years – 5 of them for small-medium international development charities working in East Africa, following 5 years working for wildlife charities in the UK. Her main role is Grants Manager for Play Action International. She holds a Certificate in Fundraising from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising as well as a BSc (Hons) in Biology and PGCert in Applied Management, and won the Fundraiser of the Year at the National Fundraising Awards in 2019.
Covering all elements of trust and foundation fundraising, her key skills are:
setting up and growing trusts and foundations as a new fundraising stream
managing the funding pipeline
development of fundable projects
donor cultivation and stewardship
developing a case for support
grant management and funder reports
Emily is a freelance consultant specialising in monitoring and evaluation. She has over 10 years experience working for public and charity sector organisations including the British Red Cross, Fairtrade International and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked across the humanitarian and international development sectors, covering a broad range of thematic areas including environmental education, sustainable agriculture, global health and WASH. Previously she has worked on projects in West, East and Southern Africa as well as in the Asia-Pacific region.
Emily's key skills include monitoring, evaluation and learning, project management, fundraising, programme design and development and strategic planning and review. She especially enjoys working with organisations to design and improve their monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools and strategies.
Chris is an international development fundraising and impact consultant, focussing on all things grant funding - from prospect research, through to programme design, bid writing, contract and consortium management, monitoring and evaluation systems and stakeholder reporting. Chris has over 8 years of experience working in the UK, East and Southern Africa and East Asia, and has extensive experience of securing and managing statutory income from major ODA funders including DFID, EU, Sida, AFD and USAID and international trusts and foundations. Outside of fundraising, Chris is experienced in programmatic and organisational monitoring, reporting and independent evaluation in the development space and appreciates the need for small organisations to integrate M+E functions into overall programme and donor management activities.
Ben leads, grows and supports charities and social enterprises to achieve transformative social impact.
As the Chief Exec of international development charity Dig Deep, Ben has been at the forefront of transforming access to clean water, safe toilets and good hygiene for the last decade. He has led the charity from kitchen-table beginnings to collaborating with the Kenyan national and local government, using partnerships, education, training and advocacy to create sustainable change for the 1 million residents of their partner county. He also leads Dig Deep Challenges, a social enterprise established to raise funds for the charity’s work; and provides freelance training and consultancy to charities focused both in the UK and overseas.
Ben has been awarded DChA by the ICAEW, which recognises charity financial management at the highest level of knowledge and expertise, was awarded Scholar of the Year whilst studying at Durham University and is an alumnus of the Growth Project third sector leadership development programme.
Hywel is a freelance fundraiser and project manager with ten years’ experience in the NGO sector. He has a background working as a fundraiser/development manager for small international development, social justice and health organisations. Hywel brings considerable experience in raising funds from trusts, foundations, corporates and institutional donors, and in developing suitable fundraising strategies for small NGOs. He is particularly interested in helping smaller charities to access the funds that will enable their work to continue for years to come.
Elise is passionate about working with local communities to advocate for and deliver sustainable change, justice and protection. Currently serving as a part-time CEO, she has over 10 years’ experience working in international development and the humanitarian sector, having done so from the head office and within communities.
Elise's key skills and strengths include strategic planning development, programme development across the project management cycle (identification and analysis, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating), facilitation through participatory and reflective learning techniques, capacity building for staff in the above topics, policy development and standards compliance, child rights, wellbeing, protection and safeguarding, Disaster Preparedness and peace building, and community development and advocacy.
Susie has over 12 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector both in the UK and internationally, but is particularly passionate about small, grassroots organisations where a special kind of magic happens. Susie has worked in fundraising and communications roles and is a highly creative, visual thinker who loves to find imaginative and accessible ways to present complex ideas and information. Her key skills are in strategic fundraising (planning and delivery), building communications capacity in global teams, brand design and development for small charities, copy and design, and accessible report writing. Susie has also just completed an Msc in Social Psychology during which she explored how cultural ideas of masculinity and men's emotional life's may be contributing to the crisis of male suicide in Britain.
Elizabeth is the Founder & Director of T1International, a growing global charity that advocates for access to medication, healthcare, and other essentials that people with type 1 diabetes need to survive. She is also a consultant for small charities, businesses, and budding bloggers. Elizabeth has over eight years of experience in the non-profit sector and a track record of building strong relationships with individuals from all walks of life, as well as mobilising supporters and communities. Elizabeth’s key skills and strengths: small charity start-up, including the charity registration process; marketing and communications, including online and traditional press coverage; social media management and content development; diversity and inclusion; volunteer management; legacy and community fundraising; qualitative health and education research.
With over 20 years in the charity sector, mainly working with smaller but growing overseas development charities as trustee, CEO and fundraiser; Kevin has now moved to offering consultancy support full time.
He has an MA, PGCE and is an MInstF (Member of the Institute of Fundraising); together with previous experience of working in education, finance and operations management
Kevin is particularly passionate about helping smaller organisations to grow, supporting then as they develop their vision and plans. He also has a proven track record in identifying and securing funding.
Jason has been involved with the international development sector and digital marketing since 2009. His first role was with Motivation Charitable Trust in the UK & Kenya, where he kick started a digital transformation. Jason is certified by Google to help you grow online through AdWords & Analytics and can support you with developing and delivering your digital strategy.
Jason is also the Network Coordinator for The South West and South Wales International Development Network (SWIDN). SWIDN supports, informs and connects organisations, professionals, academics, students and civil society engaged in the global development sector in South West England and South Wales. He also campaigns on global development issues with RESULTS UK Jason’s key skills: PPC – including Google Ad Grants for charities Google Analytics insights Digital Strategy Digital Project Management.
Chrissy is a fundraising and communications professional who currently works for a small international development charity, Village Aid. Chrissy also has experience of working internationally as part of the Raleigh International team. Chrissy is passionate about biodiversity conservation with a livelihoods approach. She says, “I feel that too many development projects do not consider or include an environmental perspective. I would like to work to highlight the benefits that such approaches can bring to the success and long term sustainability of development work.” Chrissy’s key skills and strengths: fundraising, communications, international development, biodiversity, conservation, sustainability.
Louise Jenkins is a London-based, Independent Consultant in Women's and Girls' Rights with 13 years experience designing and delivering engaging and transformative training, advocacy and research projects. Louise specialises in consultations on ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) and achieving gender equality. With excellent communication, research and negotiation skills, Louise has a proven track record of building robust relationships with a wide range of donors, partners and stakeholders both nationally (in the UK) and internationally. Louise has extensive knowledge and experience of movement building to end violence against women and girls with experience of working with diverse, multi-sectoral coalitions across Africa, Asia and Europe. A passionate feminist, Louise believes in ensuring the lived experiences and voices of all girls and women must be at the core of all programmatic, policy and research which seeks to support them.
Bruna has 10 years’ experience working in the international development sector, including challenging setting in developing countries in The Gambia, Senegal, Tanzania, India and Bangladesh. She made content for a variety of small NGOs. She created films, animations and photography from conception through to delivery. Bruna has strong production, post-production and organisational skills including managing clients, budgets and shoots. Her key skills are: photography (project, documentary, product and portrait photography for print and web; retouching and exporting in a variety of formats); videography (scripting; concept and storyboarding; filming with DSLRs, HD and 4K cameras; lighting; interviewing; video editing; sound design and editing; delivery for web, television and event formats); motion graphics and animation (2d and 3d, environment and character animation); graphic design (annual reports, posters and marketing materials); web design (web banners).
Paula works for a charity in Uganda that focuses on the deinstitutionalisation of children. Paula has a solid understanding of fundraising practices in the UK and has recently completed an MSc NGO Management course at Cass Business School in London. She has worked with a number of non-profit organisations providing database management and data protection advice, managing volunteers and consulting on fundraising strategy. She has experience in direct marketing, relationships fundraising, community, events and corporate fundraising. Paula’s key skills include: data protection, database setup and management, fundraising management systems, and fundraising strategy.
Emma is a freelance fundraiser and programme administrator with sixteen years’ experience in the third sector in the UK. She has a background of working in development, supporting and working with grassroots organisations to tackle climate change, manage resources, and develop community assets and social enterprise. Emma has a BSc in Environmental Science and MSc in Development Management and is passionate about people and planet. Her key skills include fundraising, income generation and social enterprise, community engagement and consultation, community action on climate change, programme administration and development.
Nicola has over 17 years’ experience in the international non-profit sector both as a grant maker and programme manager in Europe and Africa. Over 10 years working for Amnesty International, Nicola secured in excess of £35 million from a range of international donors, successfully developing and grant managing multi-year proposals.
Nicola has an eye for detail and conciseness, particularly in relation to strategic planning, monitoring, reporting and impact evaluation. She previously worked as a strategic development consultant for a Netherlands-based foundation and for a European funding programme.
Nicola has a BA (Hons) in French and Politics, and speaks fluent French.
Lorraine is a fundraising professional based in Bristol, who currently works for international development charity PHASE Worldwide, leading on funding for nutrition, health, education and livelihood projects in Nepal. Lorraine has previous experience of working in WASH programmes, having spent time working with a small charity based in the UK.
Passionate about social justice and human rights, both locally and internationally, Lorraine also works with a charity in Bristol which helps prevent homelessness and provide food for people in need, leading on grants and corporate partnerships. A keen writer, she also contributes articles to blogs and websites about global issues. Lorraine’s key skills and strengths include: writing, trusts, foundations & institutional fundraising, qualitative and quantitative research, reporting, corporate fundraising, programmes.
Neil has worked in the international non-profit sector for over 10 years. He has an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management, with Distinction from Cass Business School, London. He founded small NGO Village by Village in 2006 and as CEO has grown the charity into a successful organisation with growing income and programmes. Neil’s key skills and strengths: strategic planning, overseas implementation management, volunteer management, governance, no & low cost internet strategic planning & implementation, generation of an income steam, most things to do with small charity and business startups.
Our amazing parters are highly skilled professionals working in areas that small charities often don’t have the budgets to access, for example graphic design or website development. Our partners are highly skilled and experienced freelancers who offer their services for Fair Development clients at significantly discounted rates.
Rob is an experienced, passionate and friendly web developer.Technical lead and hands on developer for global, high profile projects. Previous clients include; The Telegraph, Witch Skincare, Universal Records, MoreTh>n, Princess Cruises, Sheilas’ Wheels, Cooper Bikes, The Post Office, RSA, Roc-Nation, Toyota and esure. Rob offers his expertise as a web developer to Fair Development’s clients at significantly reduced rates that mean small charities can create a professional, modern website at a fraction of the cost of a typical website developer, but without the difficulties often associated with relying on volunteers for this type of work.