Sarah Wilson Consultant
Sarah started her career at a challenge event management company, specialising in charity events. It was here she realised that she wanted to move into the charity sector and become a fundraiser herself.
Having cut her fundraising teeth at Shelter working across events and community areas she then moved to Breakthrough Breast Cancer where she led the team responsible for fundraising campaigns and product development. From here she moved to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home where she set up and led their events and community team and programme, encompassing challenge and special events, regional community fundraising and products.
Having designed, developed and implemented strategies to deliver transformational change in fundraising results, she has also grown, led and motivated teams to deliver increasing targets and managed them through change. She has experience of improving and growing existing portfolios as well as setting up functions, teams and programmes from scratch, developing and implementing administrative and financial systems and processes to underpin those programmes.
Sarah also has experience of developing organisational strategy having led the development of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s five- year strategy 2014 – 2018. Here she planned and delivered all aspects of the process and engaged and secured stakeholder buy in across all areas of the organisation, including the Board, promoting a shift to a measurement of success on outcomes.
Sarah relishes a problem and being able to provide practical solutions that deliver results. She brings passion and energy to her work and brings people together behind a project.
She is a believer in the need for the right culture, structure and processes to be in place to enable ideas to flourish and has experience of setting up a cross team innovation process to provide the pathway to continuous improvement and new products.