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Cathy Elliott

Cathy Elliott

Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2013

Update Spring 2013

How have the first 3 months of the Fellowship been for you?

It’s been a roller-coaster first three months, gaining assurance of techniques and tools I have used for some years and learning new approaches and ways of thinking.

What has been your greatest challenge so far?

Reflecting on all the learning and putting in the practice – I need to ensure this is a gradual process, not running before I can walk.

What impact has your leadership been having on others?

I’ve finessed the way I work with stakeholders across different sectors, being more aware of the impact of my actions and decisions on them and their organisations.

In what way you are a better leader now than at the start of the Fellowship?

I have a greater awareness of the sector in a much broader sense and learning to treat people how they wish to be treated – not how I wish to be treated.

Twitter: @MargotElliott

Current principal role: Chief Executive
Current principal organisation: Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside
Other leadership role 1: Trustee
Other organisation 1: UK Community Foundations
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: RECLAIM

Research: Philanthropy Advising: How far should we go? Practitioner exploration into community foundation practice in the UK in 2013/14.
Research topics: Charity; Community development; Corporate social responsibility; Governance; Impact; Leadership; Policy; Private sector; Social investment; Values;
Secondment host: Shop Direct

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