My goal is to add great value to YOU by giving you critical knowledge and offering creative solutions for your success. I inspire people to dream big and to do tangible things that are guaranteed to help them raise funds or make a difference to their world. I believe in lifelong learning and as an inspirational leader, I am committed to my personal development and would love to help YOU on your journey to be the best that you can be!
My Professional Bio
I am a social entrepreneur, consultant, trainer and inspirational speaker with a passion for Stewardship and tackling inequality; helping individuals and organisations to unlock their potential in those areas. My expertise includes creating bespoke strategies, programmes and tools for capacity building and resource mobilisation, as well as developing high level partnerships with major donors, community groups and business leaders on four continents.
I have an MA in Economics and Finance from the University of Leeds having started out my career as an investment banker. In 2012, I set up RAA Solutions, an ethical, creative business development consultancy and training agency. I am the immediate past chair of Black Fundraisers UK, as well as a Fellow, Trustee and Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF). I am also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals USA and currently serve as Chair of the CIoF’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
I am the founder and CEO of Money4YOU, an organisation delivering financial education, entrepreneurship and capacity building training across the world. I host the weekly podcast: Four minutes in Fundraising and my work prioritises young people, girls, women and disadvantaged communities. Money4YOU runs the AVOCADO+ Accelerator for black, Asian, multi-ethnic and refuge led UK non profits. This programme is designed to improve their Sustainability, Fundraising Capabilities and Leadership. In developing nations, the AVOCADO programme is run as an Incubator programme designed to kickstart and bootstrap entrepreneurial initiatives and small businesses primarily led by young people and women.