The Collective

Fair Development Consulting (FDC) 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 FDC clients as a way of supporting the small charity sector. See who’s involved below…

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    Vic - small NGO management

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    Vic - small NGO management

    Vic is the Founder of Fair Development Consulting. She has over 10 years’ experience working within the UK education and not-for-profit sectors both in the UK and internationally.

    She has experience working within the UK, Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya in particular) and South East Asia and has a BA (Hons), PGCE, ICSA Certificate in Charity Management and MSc in NGO Management, with Distinction from Cass Business School, London. Vic’s specialism is transition and change management in small global development charities.

    Key skills and strengths:

    • Strategic review and strategic planning in small NGOs
    • Community consultation and programme development
    • Capacity building and partnership working
    • Organisational development of small UK NGOs
    • Gender and development
    • Change management
    • Rural poverty and development

     

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    Kirsty - digital communications

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    Kirsty - digital communications

    Kirsty is a digital communications specialist and accredited trainer who specialises in social media, copywriting and digital marketing. She has helped hundreds of charity staff hone their social media and digital marketing skills over the years and understand the importance of good content. She is a regular columnist for Third Sector’s digital hub and was a judge in the 2016 Third Sector Awards.

    She is a trustee of the Small Charities Coalition and in 2016 won a CharityComms Inspiring Communicator Award. Previously, she was the Content and Community Manager at JustGiving.

    Kirsty’s key skills and strengths:

    • Training and mentoring in digital marketing.
    • Fundraising and marketing: digital marketing and fundraising, social media and communications 
    • Monitoring, evaluation and learning: analysis and reporting for social media and digital marketing

     

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    Dawn - digital marketing

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    Dawn - digital marketing

    Dawn’s passion is creating marketing campaigns that connect with people. She helps small organisations get the most out of digital marketing with a focus on social media. She is particularly passionate about campaigns that encourage behaviour change, disruptive and innovative approaches and emotive storytelling. Dawn has previously worked at the Small Charities Coalition and is the Founder of the hugely popular Charity Meet Up.

    Dawn’s key skills and strengths:

    • Creating digital marketing strategies, plans and campaigns
    • Setting up reporting and insight processes for digital media
    • Digital content planning, and content generation across different audiences and stakeholders
    • Software skills: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Hootsuite, Sprinklr, Buffer, Google Analytics, Sumall, HTML, Mailchimp, Adobe Photoshop, Ilustrator, Pixlr, Piktochart

     

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    Lawrance - CRM, systems design

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    Lawrance - CRM, systems design

    Lawrance has extensive international managerial support experience in developing countries: Business analysis; systems design and implementation, development and implementation of Salesforce and Xero (financial accounting) worldwide. Business planning and workshop facilitation. Lawrance has held senior management roles at the Charities Aid Foundation and is the Founder and Chairman of Alongside Africa.

    Lawrance’s key skills and strengths:

    • Salesforce design and project management
    • Product management
    • Project management
    • Business analysis
    • Problem solving
    • Employee engagement systems
    • Payroll giving
    • Grants management
    • Xero

     

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    Olivia - small NGO management

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    Olivia - small NGO management

    Olivia is the Founder and Director of Kids Club Kampala; a successful UK charity working with vulnerable children in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Olivia founded Kids Club Kampala in 2009 and since then KCK has expanded from working in two communities with a hundred children to working in 18 communities and reaching over 4000 children in Uganda every day.

    With a background in International Development, Olivia has expertise in Fundraising, Project Management, Social Media and Donor Stewardship. Olivia has won several awards for her achievements; including the Vodafone World of Difference Award, and the Global Champion Award at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2013.

    Olivia’s key skills:Small NGO management, start-up and growth

     

    • Fundraising
    • Marketing
    • Impact Reporting
    • Social Media
    • Governance
    • Strategic development and business planning
    • Crisis and change management
    • Volunteer training and management
    • Project management and logical frameworks
    • Accounting and budgeting
    • Philanthropy and Donor Stewardship
    • International Development (both at a macro and micro level)
    • Cross-cultural working

     

     

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    Liz - NGO start ups

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    Liz - NGO start ups

    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
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    Laura - MEL, CSR & research

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    Laura - MEL, CSR & research

    Laura specialises in ethical trade, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), impact assessment and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL). She currently runs a consultancy providing expertise around ethical trade, human rights and technological tools.

    As Content Manager at Sedex Laura worked closely with a range of stakeholders including UN bodies, Audit Companies, NGOs, government agencies and trade unions, leading Sedex’s work to support the sharing of insights related to supply chain issues and the promotion of best practice.

    Laura’s key skills and strengths:

    • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
    • Research
    • Human Rights
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    • Ethical trade
    • Stakeholder engagement

    She is currently studying towards a Masters in Human Rights at the University of Sussex.

     

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    Catherine - governance, trusts and foundations

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    Catherine - governance, trusts and foundations

    Catherine is the Founder and Director of Catherine Hodgson Consulting , a social enterprise specialising in providing advice and support to Third Sector organisations.

    Catherine was previously the Chief Executive of a Queen’s Award winning charity and is a current Trustee of Maternity Worldwide, a successful international NGO working to reduce maternity mortality in sub Saharan Africa. She is also a Trustee of a grant-making trust.

    Catherine’s key skills and strengths are:

    • Organisational governance
    • Strategy and business planning
    • Trusts and Foundations Fundraising
    • Trusteeship
    • Volunteer recruitment and management

     

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    Rebecca - comms & fundraising

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    Rebecca - comms & fundraising

    Rebecca is an experienced communications and fundraising professional with a love of all things digital. Edinburgh-based, she’s worked as a sole fundraiser for hyper local and UK wide charities; a communications officer for the Institute of Fundraising Scotland; and currently works at the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research, where she is responsible for communications and external engagement. She’s particularly passionate about small charities, and strives to help these organisations be the best they can be through freelance consultancy. 

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    Neil - small NGO management

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    Neil - small NGO management

    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

     

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    Hywel - fundraising & project management

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    Hywel - fundraising & project management

    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.

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    Anna - copywriting & comms

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    Anna - copywriting & comms

    An experienced writer/editor and communications project manager, Anna has been working with international development organisations since 2007. Currently based in London, she has helped dozens of large and small NGOs — including in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and China — to communicate more effectively and share their stories.

    Anna is a regular features writer for Devex and has been published by The Guardian. She also has experience in video production/editing and photography, as well as in designing and delivering communications training.

    Anna’s key skills include:

    • Writing, copywriting and editing: website content, case studies, blogs, social media posts, press releases, annual reports, etc.
    • Content coordination and planning
    • Storytelling through words, photos and video
    • Communications skills training

     

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    Signe - small NGO management

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    Signe - small NGO management

    Signe supports non-profit organisations in aspects ranging from governance and strategy to day-to-day programming and management of resources. Some concerns are particular to small charities and recent start-ups. Other concerns are particular to charities working overseas.

    As part of Fair Development Consulting Signe offers support to small UK based organisations implementing activities overseas, to get the structures and long distance management right. There is a range of concerns, from understanding the local context and need, to grappling with aspects of charity law that are particular to organisations working internationally.

    Signe is particularly familiar with working in sub-Saharan Africa. She has lived and worked in countries such as Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania, where I have supported organisations of all sizes. With an MSc in NGO Management, Signe also has training in the legal and technical side to setting up charitable activities overseas.

    Signe’s key skills include:

    • Small charity management, governance and leadership
    • Strategic planning
    • Measuring social impact
    • Overseas implementation

     

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    Lauren - programmes, partnerships and inclusion

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    Lauren - programmes, partnerships and inclusion

    Lauren is the Programmes and Partnerships Manager for AbleChildAfrica, the UK’s leading charity working exclusively with and for disabled children and their families in Africa. She has 7 years’ personal experience working within the international development sector in the UK and internationally (East Africa in particular), including co-founding and directing a start-up NGO concerned with the empowerment of women in rural Uganda, and international development research project supervision and grants management in the UK.

    Lauren holds a BA (Hons), and an MSc in International Development, with Distinction from the University of East Anglia.

    Lauren’s work with AbleChildAfrica specialises in grants writing and management, and inclusive programming and capacity building with a particular focus on education and children.

    Key skills and strengths:

    • Disability Inclusion & Mainstreaming for UK & International NGOs
    • Inclusive Child Protection in Programming
    • Inclusive Education in Programming
    • Grant Writing and Inclusive Budgeting
    • Capacity Building and Partnership Working
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    Liz - copy, comms & stratgey

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    Liz - copy, comms & stratgey

    Liz is a freelance copywriter and communications consultant for the third sector. By developing brand and communications strategies and writing compelling content for print and digital, Liz helps all types of non-profit organisations to find and use their voices to create lasting impact. 

    She enjoys working with small charities that make a big difference, and has specialist experience working with organisations that improve the lives of older people.

    Liz’s key skills and strengths:

    • Copywriting and editing
    • Communications strategy development
    • Key message development
    • Brand development
    • Communications skills training
    • Publishing layout/graphic design using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

     

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    Jason - digital marketing & Google Ad grants

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    Jason - digital marketing & Google Ad grants

    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  

     

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    Corrie - small NGO management

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    Corrie - small NGO management

    Corrie is the founder and director of a successful international development NGO called Kids Club Kampala. Corrie founded Kids Club Kampala in 2009 and since then KCK has expanded from working in two communities with a hundred children to working in 18 communities and reaching over 4,000 children in Uganda. She is a recipient of the global champions award at the Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards 2013.

    Corrie’s background is in Child and Developmental Psychology and Research.

    Corrie’s key skills include:

    • Small NGO Management, Start up and Growth
    • Fundraising
    • Marketing and Social Media
    • Governance
    • Volunteer Training and Management
    • Community Based Approaches to International Development
    • Working Cross-Culturally
    • Crisis and Change Management
    • Child protection and Alternative Care Approaches
    • Donor Stewardship and Accountability
    • Research covering a variety of methodologies.

     

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    Valerie - capacity building, partnerships & education

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    Valerie - capacity building, partnerships & education

    Valerie is the Founder, Chair of Trustees and Partnership Manager of Team Kenya. Val has over 30 years’ experience in the education sector, including work as a Head of Sixth Form, lecturer in Geography and DFID Kenya Curriculum Project Coordinator. She is a board member of Kenyan NGO, NCEDP and has over 16 years’ experience working within Kenya.

    She has previously been a Trustee at One World Network North- East and spent eight years as a volunteer and Trustee at the Kenya Acorn Project with responsibility for education projects.

    Val’s key skills include:

    • Capacity building of partner organisations
    • Partnership management
    • Design and implementation of programmes
    • Training and mentoring
    • Education projects
    • Girls and women, gender and development
    • Sustainable development
    • NGO start ups

     

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    Nicola - small NGO management & leadership

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    Nicola - small NGO management & leadership

    Nicola is the Co-Founder and CEO of S.A.L.V.E. International – a small UK and Ugandan NGO supporting street-connected children to re-join their families and thrive through education. She has over 10 years’ experience working within International Development working with a variety of organisations in the UK, East Africa, Asia and South America.

    She also has experience with larger organisations, having worked for Oxfam for 5 years. She has a BA (Hons), Teaching Qualification, Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation with INTRAC, and a Clore Social Leadership Fellowship (specialising in homelessness and impact assessment).

    Nicola was also on the UK Federation for Small Charities Council for 2 years and was an entrepreneur in residence at Lancaster University Management School in 2015. Her organisation (S.A.L.V.E. International) won the UK NCVO Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize for best practice in charity governance in 2015.

    Nicola’s key skills:

    • Developing Charity Leadership
    • Strengthening Charity Governance
    • Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Development (evaluating and creating new systems)
    • Longer Term Impact Assessment
    • Strategic Plan Development
    • Vision, Mission and Theory of Change Development
    • Inter-Cultural Communications Skills
    • Operations management and sustainably growing a small NGO
    • Communications planning – how to best share your story
    • Activism and Campaigns Strategy Development
    • Group Facilitation and Coaching
    • Volunteer Recruitment, Management and Development
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    Louise - Women's and Girls' Rights

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    Louise - Women's and Girls' Rights

    Louise is an Independent Consultant in Women’s and Girls’ Rights with over 10 years’ experience designing and delivering bespoke and innovative training and advocacy 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’s key skills:

    • Developing and delivering bespoke training programmes
    • Analysis of and implementation of women’s and girls’ rights across the programme cycle
    • Research and analysis
    • Ending Violence against Women and Girls
    • Gender Equality

     

     

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    Chrissy - Fundraising and Communications

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    Chrissy - Fundraising and Communications

    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

     

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Our Partners

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, video production or website development. All of our partners are highly skilled and experienced freelancers who offer their services for FDC clients at significantly discounted rates. So, if you’ve always wanted to re-fresh that logo, re-vamp that old fashioned, clunky website or create some impressive new promotional videos or marketing materials, then check out our amazing partners below…

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    Rob Dove - website development

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    Rob Dove - website development

    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 FCD’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.

    Rob recently re-vamped Team Kenya‘s website and is also behind the design and development of this website!

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    Antony Day - graphic design

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    Antony Day - graphic design

    Antony is a freelance multi-disciplinary Designer and Art Director based in Brighton. Antony has worked on a whole spectrum of commercial projects and produces high quality graphic design for web, print and brand.

    Antony is behind Team Kenya’s recent re-brand and also developed the logo and branding for Fair Development Consulting – so we can say from personal experience that he is an excellent designer!

    If you’ve been thinking of a brand re-fresh or simply want to create some eye-catching marketing material for an event or campaign, Antony is your man!

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    Jasmine Shalkoie - video production

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    Jasmine Shalkoie - video production

    Jasmine is a freelance video producer who specialises in online video content. Her experience ranges from global campaigns to commercials, web series to charity appeal videos.

    Previous charity based clients include: British Heart Foundation, Friends of the Elderly, St John Ambulance, Chance To Shine, Cricket United, The Star Trust, Raise Your Hands and Team Kenya.

    Online video has become one of the fastest and most effective ways of telling a story, even if you’re not quite sure what you want to say, Jasmine takes pride in helping clients explore their options to find the best way to communicate the right message in an engaging way.

    While her website is being updated, please check out her recent work on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasmineshalkoie?trk=hp-identity-name.