I work with charities and not for profits to help them shape their strategies, evidence and analyse their impact and win contracts. A particular speciality is helping ventures to describe the difference they make and how (their theory of change) then to reflect on what this means for them strategically and measurement-wise. I’ve worked with a rich mix of clients, ranging from community associations and environmental charities to homelessness charities and housing associations to theatre groups and youth organisations.
I came to charity consulting after roles as a Whitehall civil servant and as director of two national charities, having previously flirted with academia. I am a non-executive director at EP, also bringing first-hand experience as trustee of two young charities.
Supporting theory of change and strategy development with a homeless and social support charity
I facilitated Board, staff, service user and external inputs to map the charity’s theory of change. This work underlined the strong relational and community dimensions of the charity’s work, informing future strategy.
Supporting development and delivery of a funded programme to help small minority-led organisations access criminal justice contracts
My roles included designing the approach to assessing organisational strengths and development priorities, supporting funded organisations to navigate the Ministry of Justice procurement system, programme evaluation and advising on policy implications.
Acting as evaluation supporter for a London-based youth organisation
I helped the delivery team review their evidence collection and look at how evidence could be strengthened. I now meet with them regularly to take stock of evidence gathered and reflect on what the information is telling us.