Proven background and record of over achievement A personality that is tenacious, positive, determined and very professional. Particularly successful in opening and developing new opportunities. Actively involved in the voluntary sector for over 45 years + | Served on committees + boards/executives as Chairperson or Secretary of over 50 such groups over decades. Successful re-developments of church & community building(s), with introducing one of these as part of the official opening to HM The Queen Studied / organised a federation of International Youth Exchange Visits Personal sponsorship by The British Council / Organised/Co-Ordinated successful public outdoor events designed to provide awareness + public display / exhibition of youth clubs / organisations embracing voluntary / statutory bodies | Developer /Fundraiser, converting former part of a school into international youth exchange hostel / Inaugurated trust body as a charity & limited company Founded / (Composed constitutions/memorandum & Articles of Association) for many groups.
• General Biography •
Member + Vice Chairperson & Chartered Institute Liaison – Chartered Institute of Fundraising - Digital & Technology Group 2004 - Todate |Member - St Bartholomew's Development Committee 1977 to 84 | Member - Parochial Church Council - Parish of the Holy Trinity, (formerly Parish of East Ham), London 1977 to 87 & 2000 Todate | Parish Warden, East Ham Parish (St Albans, St Bartholomew's, & St Mary Magdalene), London 1997 to 2007 | Former Secretary St Bartholomew's District Church Council, 1977 to 87 & re-elected 1998 Todate | Elected Member, Newham Deanery Synod, London 1980 to 81 and 1982 to 84 + 2009 Todate | Senior Advice Service Manager @ Crisis at Christmas – 1981-2016 | Mentor/Adviser - NEWway Project Night Shelter – 2013-2015 | Member| Member – Alliance of Independent Authors – 2013-14 |Member - London Kindle Authors & Publishers 2013-0215 Todate | Member - 3D Hub 2013 Todate | Member - The Social Media Business Club 2013 Todate | Byte the Book | Book Machine| London Book Fair | Covid-19 Health Champion - 07/2020 Todate | Mentor - Institute of Fundraising, London Region 2014-15 |Member - Former London Thames Gateway Forum 1987-08 | Member - English Partnerships 2004 Todate |Senior Co-Ordinator - Parish of East Ham - Night Shelter [Newham Night Shelter | Turnaround) The Renewal Programme - 1997 2004 | Recipient of HM Queen ERII Golden Jubilee Award on behalf of Newham Night Shelter - 2003 | Fundraising & Development Officer | London Borough of Newham Swimming Club 1985 to 2000 | Member, East Ham Youth Council of Churches 1970 to 1975 | Member - Fabian Society - 2006 Todate | Member - Hansard Society - 2007 Todate | UK Oracle User Group | Fundraising & Development Officer - CVS 2002 to 2003 | Vice-Chairperson - Barking Abbey Comprehensive School PTA. (Fete Chairperson/Co-Ordinator: 1993-94)| Member – London Thames Gateway Partnership 2004-2009 | London Civic Forum 2000-2010 | Friends of Barking Church of England School PTA (Vice-Chairman: 1978-79 & Chairman: 1979-85) | 1985/87 Executive Officer & Chairperson - Newham Youth Leader's Association | (Chairman: 1983-85 & Founder Member/Director) + Trustee & Company Secretary, Newham Youth Trust (Limited) | (Chairman: 1976-79) | Youth & Community Worker, St Bartholomew's Social Club 1984 to 1985 | Co-opted Member, London Borough of Newham Education Committee, Youth Panel 1983 to 84 and 1985 to 1988| Member - Newham Voluntary Agencies Council Children & Young People Steering Committee 1981 to 83 | Founder & Developer - Newham Youth Lodge Hostel Project, 1979 to 94 | NYT Never-Land (Children's Adventure) 1993 to 2004 | NYT Metropolitan Police Newham Volunteer Cadet Corps, 1996 to 2004 | Youth Worker, St Barnabas Youth Club | Past Member - National Youth Bureau, National Association of Youth Clubs, and London Union of Youth Clubs | (Chairman & Co-Ordinator, 1980 to 85) NYLA - All Our Own 1978 to 1984 | Regional Health Authority Appointee, Newham Community Health Council 1982 to 85 | Member, Newham Borough Liaison Committee 1972 to 1986 | Member, Newham Appeals Committee 1976 to 1979 | Parish Council Member 1978 Todate | Proprietor, Messrs Rent-A-Bar Service 1981 to 2003.
Chronicle of Fundraising Activities
Senior Co-Ordinator of a Winters Night Shelters for a decade including part as also Chairperson of the Borough-wide Night Shelters network Co-Ordinating groups of people from several parts of the world, residing at a hostel for international youth exchange visits in Newham on behalf of the 'International' Duke of Edinburgh's Award as part of VE/VJ day celebrations Composing/designing new brochure and other promotional material, (with use of DTP) Very successfully securing the services and resources of one of the top major businesses who deal with marketing, corporate identify and logo designs leading to a much more impressive and proficient relaunch of an organisation in Newham Duel Initiative-objective of attracting new sources of grant aid funding from outside and encourage other organisations in the Borough to affiliate, (bring in new blood), and significantly help ensure the efficient service delivery to groups Fundraising sources ranging from Local/Central Government, Companies & Trusts/Foundations. Negotiated rent/terms for charity shop Fundraising work has included Newham Youth Trust/Newham Youth Lodge Hostel Project; NYT : Never-Land (Children's Adventure) NYT : Newham Volunteer Cadet Corps International Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Barking Abbey) St Margaret's Church of England School - [PTA funding for school resources + potential donors for building extension London Borough of Newham Swimming Club Inter-Action Trust : Base 51 [HINT] - Based in Nottingham. Face to face work with young people suffering from homelessness; HIV+AIDS, Drugs, Alcohol Abuse, Pregnant single women.
Preparing & Research grant-aid application for future funding;
Administration / Office Services Management / Facilities Management;
Knowledge and experience in Fundraising / Governance / Organisational matters + SLA's/Commisioning.
Information Technology - Apple Macintosh PC + Wordprocessing & DTP + Html + CRM's + Databases + eCyber Secuirty + Data Protection.
Service & Implementing Board level Policies/Programmes;
Research & developing of modern techniques / resources / equipment for administrative / office services management;
Correspondence + writing / submitting Reports to managers / committees;
Organised public exhibitions and displays;
Marketing, corporate identity and logo designs for organisations;
Working without direct supervision;
Fundraising sources ranging from Local/Regional & Central Government, Companies & Trusts/Foundations;
Negotiated rent/terms and established charity shop;
Founded organisations, (including composing constitutions/Memorandum & Articles of Association);
Corporate Governance including developing New, Small, & Emrging Organisations, including chaiuties/limited
companies by Guarantee/CIC's.
Procurement of office stationery / furnishings / equipment;
Project management Budgets;
Co-ordinating / Liaison with community groups + businesses
Interpersonal skills / Team Player;
Ability to provide effective & efficient management support;
Computer & manual record systems;
Overseeing the delivery of projects to budget, schedule + quality standards;
Design & production of promotional material, including brochures, newsletters; and marketing material;
Promotion of international youth exchange visits;
First-Aid Fire Health & Safety Emergency Establishment.
• Other Current & Past Appointments / Memberships •
Authorpreneur/ePublicist @ Kindle/Amazon|Apple iBooks Store + iTunes + iConnect|Lulu|Kobo|CreateSpace – “Fundraising from Charitable Trusts/Foundation & Companies and Through the Internet” amongst 30 e/Book in 4 genre subject matters - Full Member of the Institute of Fundraising 1985 - Todate | Member - London Kindle Authors & Publishers| Member 2012-15 - BookMachine | Member - The Book Marketing Network 2011 Todate | Member - Author Marketing Club | Member - London Book Fair | Member - BytetheBook 2016 Todate | Member – GrantsNet 2004 Todate | Member - IoF - Fundraisers in Christian Organisations Group - 2004 Todate | The Corporate Fundraising Special Interest Group of the Institute of Fundraising 2004 Todate | Member - IoF - East Anglia Group | Member - IoF - Trusts & Statutory SIG | Group Member - Association of Conference Executives 2004 Todate | NEWway Night Shelter Project | Member – Training Consortium 2004 Todate | Member – TrainingZone2002 Todate | Member - CoachVille 2002 Todate| Member – Forum for Fundraising 2000-2010 |Member – Funders OnLine, European Foundation Centre 2004 Todate | Member – CharityNet 2004 Todate | Member – eTribes 2004 Todate; Member – Coaching 24-7 2004 Todate |Member – Business in the Community 2002 Todate | Member – The Global Fundraising Network 2004 Todate / Member – Meridian Club 2004 Todate | Member - Continental Airlines 2004 Todate; Member - Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club 2004 Todate | Member - The Palm Beach Casino | Member - British Airways Executive Club 1985 Todate |Member - BMI Airways 1995 Todate | Member of former British Apple System Users' Group (Apple 2000) | Former individual & Commercial Member, The Carnival Guild) | Former member, The National Camping & Caravanning Club | Former member, Conway Owners Club| Former Member, National Union of Licensed Victuallers Association | Member, London Macintosh Users' Group | Full Member of the formerly known Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers (now Institute of Fundraising)| Former member, Shop Steward (1982 to 84 & 1986 to 1993) + Convener, Branch Executive Officer/Information Technology Officer & Metropolitan Regional Representative, UNISON, (formerly, NALGO) [Newham Branch] | Member, Royal Horticultural Society | Former member - The London Bungee Club | Member - Cyclists Touring Club | Member - British Mountain Bike Federation | East Ham Round Table 416 / Newham Roteract Club.
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