Welcome our new Fundraising Manager, Karen Hunter

Posted on 12th July 2018 by

Karen Hunter

Hello everyone, I’m delighted to join Brighton & Hove Impetus as Fundraising Manager. I’m inspired by our volunteer-led charity blazing a trail for people-power; connecting people to reduce isolation and improve health and wellbeing by providing invaluable community support services across Brighton & Hove.

I’ve worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years in partnerships, fundraising development, events, campaigning and social media marketing roles, both in paid and voluntary roles. So, I understand first-hand how volunteers make a huge difference to thousands of people through donated time, skills, enthusiasm and dedication to helping improve lives. Having been a volunteer myself, I also know how that role has made me feel; the personal reward as well as the positive, long-term impact for ‘giving back’ for society.

Drawing on my experience, my aim for Impetus is to take fundraising in a new direction which will be guided by our values. People are at the heart of our work so we will be continuing to strengthen our connections to achieve our mission to reduce isolation and improve health and wellbeing.

I will be working in partnership with, and drawing on the wealth of experience of, all our supporters: volunteers, scheme members and service users, staff and trustees, partners, donors, funders and like-minded organisations and individuals. We aim to give all of our supporters a positive and rewarding experience with Impetus.

Everyone reading this newsletter is, or has potential to be an ambassador for Impetus. We would love your help to continue raising the profile of our charity and in raising funds to underpin our vital volunteer-led services for people across Brighton & Hove. Together we can tackle social isolation and improve health and wellbeing in our city!

Are you able to help us raise funds and build awareness, either personally or by putting us in touch with decision makers in like-minded organisations? I am reaching out to all of you to tap into your combined knowledge, insight, interests and connections in Brighton and Hove. All of us are in touch on a daily basis with so many different individuals, groups, clubs, associations, education providers and organisations of all kinds, both on and offline.

We are also very keen to hear from you if you’d like to raise funds by taking part in a challenge event of your choice, or have a great idea for a fundraiser in your community.

And a reminder that there is an easy way to help us raise funds, if you are an online shopper. It’s free, very easy to do, and simply means we get a commission on any purchase you make at no extra cost to you. Sign up to www.giveasyoulive.com or www.easyfundraising.org.uk and/or Amazon Smile and choose Brighton & Hove Impetus.

Please do get in touch to say hello, I’d love to chat to you. Drop me an email or give me call. I’m looking forward to hearing from you :-)

Best wishes, Karen
01273 779888 / 07977 222597

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