I'm privileged to have worked with a number charitable organisations, and I am always inspired by the passion and commitment of people connected to these causes.
"Laura joined Motivation as Interim Head of Fundraising and Communications after a period of change, and quickly galvanised the team and supported us for planning, not only for a big individual giving campaign but also helped us plan for the next financial year. She is diligent, calm under pressure and an excellent supportive leader. She is hugely professional, has a wealth of expertise and was quickly able to apply it to Motivation's fundraising plan. I really enjoyed working with Laura and would readily recommend her".
Amanda Wilkinson, Chief Executive at Motivation Charitable Trust
"Laura has been a helping the board of Bristol Women's Voice to understand the fundraising landscape, and develop a realistic and robust fundraising strategy."
Penny Gane, Chair at Bristol Women's Voice
"I would unreservedly recommend Laura to any organisation seeking professional support for fundraising. She is someone who is not only skilled, but also determined to succeed."
Prof Robert Arnott, Executive Secretary at MASIC
"Laura is a knowledgeable, inspiring and supportive manager who led my team for nearly six months during a period of change. Over this time, I felt that she earned my trust while also pushing me to deliver against objectives that were outside of my comfort zone. I would recommend her to anyone seeking interim management support".
Simon Bibb, Membership Manager at The Royal Photographic Society
"Laura delivered some online training at one of our board meetings. It was really helpful and resulted in the most meaningful discussion about business development / fundraising I’ve had with the board. There were lots of good suggestions for future actions including some more training, which I plan to get in touch with her about at a later date".
Tom Beasley, CEO at Active Gloucestershire
It’s been lovely having you for the last couple of months. I must say I was dubious about finding interim cover that could handle Motivation during such a turbulent time, but feel that you fitted into the team straight away and were able to manage our mood and improve the atmosphere.
You’ve been really good for the team, and I think it’d be fair to say that we have been swept up by your positivity and determination, and you have made what we thought was impossible seem within reach!
Do stay in touch! I’m sure our paths will cross again - it’s Bristol village, after all! Take care and remember I’m at the end of a WhatsApp if you need anything (sent in an email when a direct report left during an interim assignment).
Anna Kate-Taylor, Individual Giving Officer at Motivation Charitable Trust