With 10 years voluntary sector experience, Cathy Elliott is an Institute of Philanthropy trained philanthropy advisor and a Fully Certificated member of the Institute of Fundraising. She specialises in corporate, major donor and events fundraising.
Cathy is currently the Assistant Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Merseyside and her key role is to build endowment, working alongside her trustees, especially having won the £3m Government Grassroots Endowment Challenge for Merseyside.
Cathy has been short-listed this year for the Sheila McKechnie Award for ‘Conflict Resolution’ for ‘Merseyside Young Transformers’ Programme.
Previously Cathy was the Regional Partnerships Manager for the national charity, Scope where she was awarded the ‘Tom Crocker Award’ for innovation in 2007.
Cathy has previously worked in the UK hospice movement and the arts. She has established and developed a number of Development Groups with donors and trustees to gain introductions to new donors and advice on strategic plans.
Helena Kowalska has been with SSEMTA since 2003 during which time she was also seconded as Director of Southwark Race & Equalities Council. She is trustee of Community Action Southwark, (CAS), trustee of SCCF during its merger with SAVO to form CAS in 2008, trustee of Peckham Voluntary Sector Forum and the Immigrants Information Centre. With 20 years experience in community education and training, she also undertakes research and consultancy commissions as well as local authority policy reviews. She has raised funds from Sport Aid, Legal Services Commission, Local Authorities, Community Trust, Big Lottery, and Commission for Racial Equality et al. SSEMTA as an umbrella organisation provides fundraising and professional development support to community run education projects in Southwark.
The Summit will take place at the Imperial College of London in South Kensington. The full address is:
CL Room (Level 2)
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ
Take the Piccadilly, Circle or District Line to South Kensington. From South Kensington station,
the campus is only five minutes’ walk. Either follow the subway signposted to the museums or
walk north up Exhibition Road. The main entrance to the University is on Exhibition Road. Before you reach the main entrance, turn left on Imperial College Road. Walk about 50 yards, and the Skempton Building will be on your right side.
Take a National Rail service to London, and then follow the Tube directions above.
- 9,10 or 52 - Royal Albert Hall
- 74 or 14 - Victoria and Albert Museum
- 49 - Gloucester Road
- 45A or C1 - South Kensington
- 70 - Queen’s Gate
- 9A - Prince Consort Road
Car parking at the South Kensington campus is severely restricted and you are advised NOT to bring a car unless permission has been given. Parking in the streets surrounding the College is at pay and display or parking meters for limited periods only.
Our unique one-on-one mentoring sessions offer you the opportunity to sit down with an experienced fundraising professional for 30 minutes to discuss any questions that are specific to your organization. Mentoring sessions cover the same topics as the seminars, and we will assign you a mentor based on his/her availability at your requested times.
Mentoring sessions are available for the cost of £ per session. If you register for a full Summit pass, mentoring sessions are included in the pass.
Below is a list of mentors who will be available at the Summit. Please note that you must register to attend at least one seminar in order to sign up for a mentor.
Breakfast -Prior to panel discussion, participants and experts become acquainted over a continental breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch -Participants and experts registered for the next session make new contacts over lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Networking break -Mid-afternoon refreshments are served to attendees registered for the next session
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakfast -Participants registered for the first session become acquainted over a continental breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Networking break -Participants registered for the next session are served mid-morning refreshments
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM