Charity Briefing: The Fundraising Landscape

09 Nov 2023

Join us on the morning of Thursday the 9th of November as we look at how the fundraising landscape has changed post-COVID.

Date: Thursday 9th November 2023

Timings: 8:30am Arrival and refreshments / Briefing commences at 9:00am and finishes at 10:00am (approx.)

Location: UNW, Citygate, St James’ Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JE

In a discussion, from both sides of the table, around what has changed and what funders now expect, you will hear from three guest panellists on their different points of view.

Michelle Cooper, CEO at County Durham Community Foundation, will detail her experiences from a funder’s perspective, Catherine Marchant, a freelance consultant, will share her thoughts as an applier for funding, and David Stockton from The Great North Air Ambulance Service will give us his take as CEO of a charity that relies more or less solely on public donations/fundraising events.

Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.


About the speakers

Michelle Cooper is CEO at County Durham Community Foundation, an independent grant-making charity providing critical support for thousands in the community. Prior to joining the Foundation, Michelle had a varied career based in the private and academic sectors.

Catherine Marchant is a freelance consultant, supporting charities of all sizes. She has over 26 years of experience in the charity sector, particularly in enterprise and employability skills development for young people, coupled with employer engagement with education.

David Stockton is Chief Executive of The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). Prior to arriving at GNAAS, he ran his own businesses, focussing primarily on healthcare and retail in the Teesside and Tyneside areas. He also spent five years working at board level within a multi-billion pound company.

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