Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2012
Caroline is currently the Fundraising Manager at the RFS (Royal Forestry Society). This is a part time role, juggled alongside a couple of governance roles and a trio of small daughters. It is focused on developing a new fundraising capability in the organisation, to enable the development of educational work relating to woodland management - in schools, colleges and forestry professions.
Prior to her Clore Social Fellowship, Caroline was Chief Executive of The Harbour, a Bristol-based charity offering counselling and psychotherapy, free of charge, to people affected by life-threatening illness. Caroline won a place on the NSPCC’s graduate trainee scheme some 15 years ago, and has been dedicated to the voluntary sector ever since, largely working in fundraising roles. She was an event organiser for Macmillan; events manager for Asthma UK; Head of Fundraising at Action for M.E., and then Fundraising Director at YWCA. She has represented these various causes with passion and enthusiasm.
Caroline has travelled extensively, and worked overseas as a tour leader on charity challenges. She is also a trained life and career coach. She has written books and articles both about fundraising and family life, and has recently taken to blogging, about various absurd endeavours intended to keep life fun, spontaneous and interesting beyond the much dreaded 4-0.
Personal website/ blog: www.gingerlegend.com
Current principal role: Development Manager
Current principal organisation: Royal Forestry Society
Other leadership role 1: Trustee
Other organisation 1: TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association)
Other leadership role 2: Governor
Other organisation 2: Ashton Keynes Primary School
Research: Leading Across the Sectors: The new career pathways for social change
Research topics: Change management; Charity; Employment; Leadership;
Secondment host: The Leadership Trust