Charity Consultants was founded in 1990 by Andrew Thomas. His expertise are supported by a network of specialists in specific fields.
Founder & Chief Executive
Andrew has been helping NGOs, charities and not-for-profit organisations achieve their aims for over three decades. Before starting Charity Consultants in 1990, Andrew worked at Save the Children, Oxfam, UNICEF UK, and IIED, co-ordinating appeals in Europe and USA. His final post was running a successful £40m appeal for the Prince’s Youth Business Trust which was matched by another £40m from the UK Government. He is a founding member, and Fellow, of the Institute of Fundraising.
We have access to in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience across the whole spectrum and will bring in expert consultants to deliver a holistic, pan-disciplinary service responding to your specific needs.
We are extremely open and honest and, while tactful, will always tell it as we see it.
“Hugely insightful fundraisers,
but so much more than that.
They see the bigger picture,
understand the symbiotic relationship
of fundraising, communications, advocacy and mission delivery, and deliver programmes of work that move the organisation’s entire thinking forward.”
Mike Baker, Chief Executive,
The Donkey Sanctuary
Helen Holman - Legacy Hub
Helen brings to the team 25 years' experience as a fundraising professional who spent a long time at NSPCC, whose focus is on building and retaining relationships; raising sustainable funding and facilitating development. She has expertise in Stewardship, Community Fundraising, and Individual Giving having worked with both Corporate and Major Giving teams. But her passion and vast experience is in Legacies and Gifts in Wills. She sees Legacy Fundraising as transformative, offering wonderful insights into donor motivations and providing the highest return on investment in fundraising. She thrives on the diversity that the fundraising world brings and the unique challenges and opportunities each cause presents.
Tim Brawn - Major Donor Hub
Tim is a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and experienced fundraising specialist with over 25 years’ business leadership experience at the highest levels. With a career in Fundraising, Communications and Marketing, he has worked extensively in the not for profit sector as well as running commercial operations. Highly experienced at major donor fundraising-with proven success, and at leading and developing teams. He has worked at the National Trust, Salvation Army and Combat Stress.
Sue Thorn - SMART Hub
Sue is an experienced fundraiser with a proven track record of success working in the voluntary sector for over 25 years. She has worked in senior fundraising positions at Home-Start UK, Birmingham Women's Hospital and MND Association. Sue's focus is on 'stepping in' during times of change or long term-development, overseeing restructures and change in strategic direction or mission.