Jane has over 20 years experience working in research, strategy, innovation and marketing in the commercial and charity sectors. She is passionate about using research to inform thinking and decision making, highlighting the strategic choices that an organisation needs to make.
In the last 8 years, she has been at Oxfam as Insights Manager, working across a range of global and UK research with internal and external stakeholders and supporters, providing leadership teams with a framework to make key decisions. Her earlier roles have included Strategic Marketing Manager at WH Smith and Marketing Manager at HarperCollins Publishers. Jane enjoys discovery, whether exploring the great outdoors or by having her nose steadfastly in a book.
Annabel Marks is a senior fundraising professional and international development specialist with over 12 years’ experience in the NGO sector, maximising income and partnership potential from philanthropic sources – Major Donors, Corporates, Trusts and Foundations and Special Events, and more recently institutions.
She has extensive international fundraising experience, gained working with ActionAid International, where she led the growth of the global Philanthropy and Partnerships programme, driving strategic growth and investment in new high value markets and corporate engagement.
As a consultant, Annabel has a proven track record in helping clients develop and deliver robust funding strategies and plans. An insightful and creative problem solver, she is experienced at leading and working with national and international teams, providing both strategic advice, as well as hands on operational support, to deliver client’s fundraising objectives.
Anna is Research Recruiter at Ethicore and provides administrative support for projects. Anna set up her virtual PA services in 2018 and supports a range of organisations. Anna was a Research Officer for the Church of England. She is a research professional with a MSc in Sociology from The University of Reading and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from The University of Oxford. Anna is fluent in English, Italian and French.
In her spare time, Anna likes to walk on coastal paths and sit in front of the fire playing games, watching films or reading comforting novels.
Jo has over 30 years experience working in private sector organisations, inter-governmental organisations and INGOs including, Oxfam, Save the Children, UNHCR, Earthwatch, ActionAid, CARE, IBM, Ashton-Tate and Rank Xerox.
Most recently, Jo was working on private sector engagement with Earthwatch, and on Humanitarian partnerships with UNHCR. She established herself as an independent consultant in 2013, and has worked as a trainer, facilitator, researcher, reviewer, writer, programme developer and project manager.
Jo is passionate about environmental conservation, humanitarian response and development. She works with people to co-create and implement solutions in complex contexts, and she brings a particular interest in markets based approaches.
Jo’s ‘other’ passion – cycling – has taken her across Asia, Africa and Europe on two wheels.
Donna specialises in developing engagement strategy and communications that put people, their attitudes and behaviours, at the heart of any change. For the past eight years Donna has focused on environmental management, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Following two years engaging businesses in water efficiency for Thames Water, Donna ran the Sky and Global Action Plan charity partnership, before becoming Head of Development and Strategy on the senior management team. Donna designed internal and consumer focused engagement campaigns, tools and activities for companies including Waitrose, Veolia, RBS and Hammerson. Donna is Founder of The Butterfly Bank, banking social and environmental good actions.
Donna can usually be found restoring and bespoke-ing furniture – she loves anything with a story and how she can create the next chapter!
Julia has a background in data analysis and business process improvement from previous positions held in publishing and the public sector. She specialises in working with large datasets and in spreadsheet design, and particularly enjoys creating bespoke solutions to management information reporting and business analytics.
When she is not looking for creative ways of working with processes and data, she is busy planning her next adventure and is currently fixing up a narrowboat so she can explore Britain’s waterways.
Abi has been living in Singapore for the past 3 years. Her two passions are supporting entrepreneurs in emerging markets and impact measurement. She previously worked with Cambodia’s first and largest startup incubator where she set up strong monitoring and evaluation systems, as well as train entrepreneurs in impact measurement and management.
Since then, she has worked with organisations in Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and Europe in the areas of youth and entrepreneurship on a variety of research and impact measurement projects.
Abi loves the endless opportunities for adventure living in the Asia Pacific region, and is particularly happy when hitchhiking and cycling around Cambodia.
Doda is a cultural manager and researcher who has worked for private and non-profit organisations. She has research experiences in the fields of cultural policy, arts and cultural mediation, and media representation, focusing particularly on the Middle East.
She has worked as project manager and facilitator for humanitarian, educational, and arts projects in Poland and Lebanon, and is passionate about cross-cultural communication and cultural theory.
Doda holds a BA in Cultural Studies and Sociology from the University of Lucerne, and a MA in Cultural Management from Northumbria University. She is fluent in English, German, and Polish.
In her downtime, she enjoys exploring the woods, museums or libraries, and befriending cats.
Eva is a social researcher with a focus on gender issues, who has worked with NGOs and women’s funds around the world. With almost 10 years experience in cultural insight and brand strategy, Eva worked as an Associate Director at an international consultancy between 2011 and 2017. The role spanned across the London and Shanghai offices, before moving to Mexico City and more recently to Spain.
A French native, also fluent in English and Spanish, and with Italian decent, Eva is a qualified moderator who has led projects across the world.
As a consultant, Eva has extensive experience conducting fieldwork – from stakeholder interviews, to focus groups with consumers, convenings and participatory immersion sessions with local communities. She also specialises in monitoring and evaluation work, in particular theory of change and strategic planning for not-for-profit organisations, as well as brand strategy projects for commercial clients.
Frida Berry Eklund is climate consultant and lecturer, with over 15 years of international experience in public campaigns, PR and advocacy. Her speciality is in effective climate communication strategies. She is based in Stockholm, Sweden, where she runs the climate-parent organisation, Föräldravrålet. She is also a Climate Reality Leader.
Nicole is a non-profit and humanitarian specialist with 16 years of experience managing programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of a variety of populations worldwide.
She is currently managing PAF (Project Aegle Foundation), a Maltese foundation focusing on evidence creation for sustainable mobility. Social acceptance and human centred design have always been at the core of her work, advocating initiatives for a more sustainable future through behavioural changes.
Caterina is a skilled market and social researcher, with 15 years’ experience. Her skills range from quantitative research design, data analysis and modelling to qualitative and desk research.
Her journey in the sector started in 2006 as a research and data analyst for Oxfam. In 2007 she moved to research think tank nfpSynergy where she worked on syndicated and bespoke research projects for charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, Friends of the Earth, Care International and The Outward Bound Trust. Caterina then set up and managed the research function of London based cultural education charity A New Direction.
In 2015 she relocated to Italy where she continues to work as a freelance researcher, including stakeholder research for Preseli Partnerships and their clients (e.g. MeteoGroup).
Calvin has significant experience promoting social innovation within nonprofit organisations. As a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania, he co-authored a refereed conference presentation and a forthcoming article on fostering socially innovative cultures. He has worked in research and leadership capacities at various other organisations, focused on criminal justice reform, innovative access to public benefits, and improving services for homeless populations.
Calvin is pursuing an MSc in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford and holds a BA in Philosophy and History from the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, skiing, and attending lectures on new subjects.