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Support for small and start-up charities

“Through her vision, energy and focus, Joanna successfully implemented a number of new initiatives. From starting fundraising in a new country to developing an investment fund for rural enterprises, her hard work and dynamism has been vital for Christian Aid ”

Mike Annison
Former Head of Fundraising, Christian Aid India

Support for small and social enterprises

“Joanna helped the management team at Training for Health Equity Network, a growing movement advocating for socially accountable health professional education, to develop a three-year business plan for its main funder. This helped us focus on our key areas of growth and led to successfully securing the on-funding we needed.”

Bjorg Palsdottir

How we do it

When you choose to work with us you get quality, competitive rates, value for money and bags of energy and enthusiasm. Each organisation is at a very different place and our service will be entirely adapted to your needs.

Support can include research, troubleshooting, strategy development or business planning.

We aim to leave organisations with a clear set of objectives as well as a realistic, practical plan for their implementation.


Joanna has been passionate about social enterprise and international development since 2000, spending 4 years in Peru to set up a social enterprise for women in disadvantaged urban areas. She has since accumulated many years of international development experience, including at Christian Aid setting up a support and investment programme for rural small and medium enterprises in over 15 countries.

With 10 years of experience fundraising for the arts, medical research, international health and international development, Joanna has a track record securing significant funding from individuals, foundations, corporations and governments as well as improving organisations’ fundraising return on investment by helping them focus on what works best for them. She has advised and supported over 20 social enterprises and charities through a start-up process, or helped build their capacity and improve their sustainability. Joanna is trilingual (English, French, Spanish) and holds an International Politics degree and an MBA.


Support for small and start-up charities

Start-up charities: researched and advised on set-up and initial fundraising plans for an autism research foundation and a sports charity, both of which are now operational.

Fundraising in a new country: launched US fundraising operations for an international development charity as part of its income diversification strategy.

Capital appeals: ran a corporate membership scheme generating £0.5m/year to restore St Paul’s Cathedral in London and helped reach a £5m target to build a new Academy of Medical Sciences.

Support for small and social enterprises

Social enterprise set-up: established a social enterprise in Peru including administration, production and connections with export opportunities, providing sustainable work for around 20 women.

Small enterprise mentoring: provided specific, practical advice to start-ups in the UK and Uganda (including crafts, cleaning and plumbing services) to improve their sales, marketing and networking.

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