Jo has spent the last 20+ years helping a wide range of charities raise funds and deliver impact. From setting up lucrative corporate partnerships for national causes such as Help the Aged (now Age UK) and Action for Blind People, to developing and launching a local membership scheme for the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Jo has conceived and delivered numerous fundraising successes for the organisations that she has worked for.
An experienced leader, and senior management team player, Jo is an all-round fundraising professional, having worked across a variety of income streams. Most recently Jo led the strategic growth of an international development NGO, called Motivation. Here she worked alongside the UK government’s Department for International Development to initiate and oversee the charity’s three UK Aid Match public appeals, scaled up corporate engagement resulting in a grant of £500K from Google, and developed a new voice and identity for the charity.
In addition Jo is an experienced communicator having worked in consumer public relations prior to moving into the not-for profit sector. She has therefore also led integrated fundraising and communications teams, and been responsible for growing brand awareness, creating publications and collateral, as well as managing media relations and website development.
A mum of two, Jo lives locally to St Margaret’s site in Taunton, and joined the team in September 2019. Away from work, she is a keen but reluctant runner, football fanatic and loves spending time at the coast pretending to be a surfer!