Fiona has been a Governor of Goodenough College for over eightÂ years and is a key member of theÂ Development Advisory Board. She has served on a number of recruitment panels and is an activeÂ ambassador for the College as it seeks to build stronger relationships with key alumni.
Goodenough College Director, Andrew Ritchie says:
Fiona was instrumental in helping theÂ CollegeÂ to establish its first Development function soon after becoming a governor, bringing with her Â a wealth of expertise in the field. She is brimming with common sense and practical ideas which sheÂ combines with a sensitive approach when sharing her professional experience and knowledge. SheÂ has played a central role in energising the governors and staff of the College around the fundraisingÂ endeavour. From the outset of her involvement in Goodenough College Fiona instinctively understoodÂ its distinctive ethos and has been a great support to Mark Lewis and his Development team – sheÂ knows the development business inside out and there is a genuine warmth to her dealings withÂ people at the College.
Development Director Mark Lewis says:
Given the international constituency of our alumni (90% areÂ overseas), Fiona’s past experience of hands-on international fundraising programmes has beenÂ hugely valuable. Equally, as we embarked on Annual Fund direct mail and telethon programmes forÂ the first time, she helped set us on the path of best practice from the outset and I continue to call onÂ her for help in establishing key fundraising processes, not least a gift acceptance policy. She hasÂ always been a strong advocate with internal colleagues and other Governors for the value ofÂ investing in a professional development and alumni relations function. She has an enviable skill ofÂ delivering sometimes difficult messages with clarity, charm and encouragement – a skill I feel allÂ consultants should have â€“ and has always been a pleasure to work with.