I'm a seasoned consultant who started in data management as a DBA. My background was in fundraising and alumni relations at three schools in the UK (I was Amy Barrett at that time), latterly as Development Manager at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Elstree. In these roles I became increasingly responsible for fundraising data systems, implementing and managing The Raiser's Edge and two NetCommunity sites. I enjoyed a lot of networking in the industry and attended numerous conferences to expand my skillset and understand the challenges other users were facing. In 2008 I was a speaker at that year's CASE Europe conference, delivering my "lessons learned" on a NetCommunity implementation. Later that year I made the jump to the other side of database management as a consultant.
From 2008 to 2012 I was a consultant at Heller Consulting in Berkeley and Oakland, California. A leading independent firm on Blackbaud products, Heller Consulting is known for a wealth of expertise and knowledge, a team of experts who've worked on the frontline of fundraising, and a passion for innovation. During my four years with the firm I created a suite of new services, hosted webinars and recorded videos on NetCommunity and worked with dozens of Raiser's Edge clients all over the country, from small community organisations to major multi-state foundations.
I've been an independent consultant since 2012. I work directly with clients in the UK and US and have worked with colleagues including Bea Adrianzen Consulting, Beyond Nines (now Nonprofit Garden) and Zeidman Development. Sometimes I collaborate with other consultants on projects needing expertise such as analytics, email marketing and custom reporting. I often attend training and networking sessions to enhance my knowledge of the charity sector. I also sometimes work with for-profit clients and pro bono for very small charities.
Find out about some of the clients I have helped and read testimonials from clients and colleagues. Questions? Drop me a line and I'll be delighted to chat and see if I can help you.