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Anna Vaughan MInstF (Dip)
Fundraising Consultant
Glow Fundraising

Anna is the Vice Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Cultural Sector Network and is a key member of the RAISE Project Team, that oversees the strategic delivery of this Arts Council England funded project. She runs her own fundraising consultancy called Glow Fundraising, based in London. Her clients include Hoxton Hall, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Eclipse Theatre. Before this, she was Director of Development at Youth Music Theatre UK, the national music theatre company for young people, recently renamed British Youth Music Theatre. She was Head of Trusts at the National Theatre for nearly 10 years, where she raised over £19 million for their capital campaign, NT Future. Currently she is a Trustee of the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick and on the Board of Tonic Theatre. She holds the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma in Fundraising Management.

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Anne Wareing
Fundraising Specialist, Client Services
Spektrix

Anne is a DataVis nerd who originally hails from Arizona, USA.  Prior to joining Team Spektrix, Anne fundraised for independent theatres in America, before moving to the UK where she spent five years as a fundraiser for Battersea Arts Centre, harnessing the power of data to cultivate new donors and develop individual giving strategies. Anne loves helping arts organisations think of creative ways to use their data to build long-term donor relationships and to effectively report on fundraising activity.

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Frances Wheare
Senior Development Executive
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Frances Wheare is Senior Development Executive at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, where she has worked as a senior fundraiser since October 2015.  At the Ashmolean, Frances works across a range of projects with a paticular focus on the Ashmolean Fund, one of the UK’s most ambitious and successful arts endowment campaigns.  Before the Ashmolean, Frances was Development and Alumni Manager at Oxford’s Department of Computer Science, and Corporate Development Manager at Southbank Centre.

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Emily Wheeler
Head of Philanthropic Partnerships
MQ: Transforming Mental Health

Emily leads the Philanthropic Partnerships team at MQ with a remit covering major donors, trusts, corporates, volunteers and community fundraising. She cut her teeth in higher education fundraising at Bristol University and then at UCL where she cultivated relationships with prospects with potential to give anywhere from £1,000 to £1 million. Outside of work, she created the CASE Graduate alumni network and is Vice-Chair of Nightline Association where she advises on fundraising, recruitment and data protection.

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Alix Wooding
Director of Development
Southbank Centre

Alix is Director of Development at the Southbank Centre, where she leads the fundraising team to ensure the arts thrive in the centre of London.

Alix’s previous career has been fundraising in the health sector as Assistant Director of Engagement at Anthony Nolan, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support, and Head of Corporate Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society.

At Macmillan, Alix grew income almost 100%, to £20m a year, by growing partnerships with Boots, Nationwide, Marks & Spencer, and nPower amongst others. At Alzheimer’s Society, Alix delivered award-winning partnerships with Tesco, Bupa, Credit Suisse, Santander and KPMG.  Prior to working in the charity sector, Alix worked in both the private and the public sectors, with the common theme of engaging companies with cause projects.

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Rob Woods
Director
Bright Spot Fundraising

Rob is an award-winning trainer and the creator of the on-line training resource for fundraisers www.brightspotmembersclub.co.uk. He is the author of several fundraising books including The Fundraiser Who Wanted More.

His training company Bright Spot has helped more than 12,000 fundraisers.

For ten years he has been a tutor for the IOF Academy in the UK and is an Adjunct Professor of Philanthropy for the University of Bologna in Italy. His clients include Southbank Centre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Scottish Ballet and TATE.

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Madani Younis
Creative Director
The Southbank Centre

Madani was appointed Creative Director of The Southbank Centre in January 2019, having previously been Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre from 2012 to 2018.

While at the Bush Theatre, Madani directed the revival of Winsome’s Pinnock’s classic play Leave Taking in 2018, the critically acclaimed UK premiere of The Royale in 2015 and The Principles of Cartography as part of Black Lives, Black Words. In 2013 he won the Groucho Club Maverick Award, following the most successful season in the theatre’s history which played to 99% capacity.

In 2018, under Madani’s leadership, the Bush Theatre won the The Stage London Theatre of the Year Award. Madani is currently working as a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Board.

Prior to his appointment at the Bush Theatre, Madani was Artistic Director of Freedom Studios in Bradford and Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Asian Theatre School. He originally trained in film, and his debut short film Ellabellapumpanella, commissioned by the UK Film Council, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2007. He was the recipient of the Decibel Award at the South Bank Awards show in 2006.

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