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Carol Gillanders, a renowned consultancy expert in charity fund raising, has worked with numerous charities in helping them raise money from their donors. With years of experience in the field, she has raised millions for charities from the donations generated from their donors.

Having built and managed donor relationships all over the world, Carol is recognised as an expert in the field of Major Donor fundraising with over 20 years working across charity and corporate sectors.

With a career that started in 2000 at the NSPCC, Carol won two internal awards for contribution to The FULL STOP Campaign.

Career highlights include:
  • Building and managing an Appeal Board in Wales, made up of high net worth individuals, raising £5million for the NSPCC and leading on a capital appeal to open a new centre for children
  • Developing and managing a relationship with a high level Hollywood A lister, gaining the trust of her and her family to the extent where they held private engagement dinners in 3 of their homes across the world
  • Being brought in by a Major Donor to help set up their Foundation for small charities and distribute nearly £1million of support.
  • Leading Teams in the Development and Alumni Relations offices of two red brick Universities.
  • Guiding the widow of a high profile political figure through the process of honouring his memory through giving to a University, resulting in a building being built and opened in his name.
  • Leading clients to success by working to build strategy and high functioning teams.

As a Consultant, clients have included NSPCC, Barnardo’s, The University of Leicester, The Canal and River Trust, Humanimal Trust, The Dogs Trust, The School of Hard Knocks, The Foundation for Social Improvement, Leicester NHS Charities plus many more.

Carol is a much sought after Trainer, Mentor and Coach, working with CEOs, Fundraising Directors and their teams, as well as Trustees. For those who are interested in working with Carol, she can be contacted using this link