Fundraiser - volunteer @ Leander Road Residents Association
Whitchurch High School, Cardiff
I am passionate about managing the change required to maximise the impact of the charities I work with. I strive to bring about positive change through insight, impact evaluation, and innovation. I am a highly-motivated and ambitious senior manager with fourteen years’ experience of leading organisations and programmes across the voluntary sector in the UK and overseas.
I am passionate about managing the change required to maximise the impact of the charities I work with. I strive to bring about positive change through insight, impact evaluation, and innovation. I am a highly-motivated and ambitious senior manager with fourteen years’ experience of leading organisations and programmes across the voluntary sector in the UK and overseas. I have extensive experience of strategic planning to establish and grow high impact programmes to support programme delivery, innovation, fundraising, and campaigns. A strong research background using compelling evidence as a tool to engage, influence, and build partnerships with key stakeholders.
DQA Steering Group Member @ I am a member of the Data and Quality Assurance Steering Group for the #iwill campaign, which is being coordinated by the charity Step Up To Serve, and led by Patron HRH The Prince Of Wales. The #iwill campaign aims to make social action - practical action in the service of others - part of life for as many 10-20 year-olds in the UK as possible, by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership, the campaign is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action; embedding it in the journey of young people; and creating fresh opportunities for their participation. The Data and Quality Assurance Steering Group, chaired by Jean Tomlin OBE meets quarterly to guide the campaign and ensure we work together to achieve our ambitious collective goal. From April 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) London, United KingdomHead of Knowledge and Innovation @ As a youth-led and youth volunteering organisation, understanding our impact, the views and opinions of young people is an essential part of what we do. Utilising this knowledge and insight we will develop innovative and engaging programmes, products and services for young people. We innovate to create unique, experimental, and sustainable opportunities for young people to do good things. We will review and benchmark out programmes, using accurate and robust data, to ensure we scale and bring to market those programmes, products, and services which enable us to achieve our strategic objectives of scale, innovation, recognition and impact. Our goal, as the Knowledge and Innovation team, is to support vInspired to embed data driven planning and innovation across all teams/functions.
Our goal is to support vInspired to embed data driven planning and innovation across all teams/functions in the organisation From November 2012 to Present (3 years) London, United KingdomFundraiser - volunteer @ Fundraising to support our annual event costs From 2013 to 2015 (2 years) Chief Executive @ Responsible for leading an award-winning international development student volunteer charity.
• Developing vision and strategy to grow income, expand programmes, and support effective organisational development
• Expanding READ International volunteering programmes to reach volunteers in 22 UK universities, 25 UK secondary schools, 20 Tanzanian Schools, and corporate volunteers involving 500 volunteers per annum
• Developing of a comprehensive volunteer management framework including training, handbook, and policies, to ensure the delivery of high quality volunteering placements
• Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework to for programmes to support the expansion of programmes
• Leading and supporting a team of 8 staff to deliver programmes in the UK and Tanzania
• Engaging with external stakeholders to increase funding, pro-bono support and corporate volunteering opportunities
• Managing a budget of £500,000 per annum
• Fundraising to secure £500,000 income from key fundraising streams including trusts and foundations, grant-making organisations, community fundraising, corporate fundraising, and major donors
• Raising profile through presenting at conferences, networking, and involvement in high profile events including hosting a visit from HRH Duchess of Cornwall
• Developing governance structures to effectively utilise the skills of a 10 person trustee-board and establish READ Tanzania's local advisory board to ensure accountability to Tanzanian stakeholders From January 2011 to November 2012 (1 year 11 months) London, United KingdomTrainer @ Delivered training to pre-departure volunteers and developing new training materials.
• Facilitated Volunteer Training programmes on the ‘Preparing to Volunteer’ and ‘Skills for Working in Development’ for groups of 25 pre-departure volunteers on issues relating to working and living overseas
• Assessed pre-departure volunteers against the VSO selection dimensions and providing advice and support to address any concerns with volunteers and VSO staff
• Developed new online volunteering training materials and updating face-to-face training materials (2009)
• Mentored volunteers in-country providing professional and personal advice and support via email and phone From February 2007 to October 2011 (4 years 9 months) London, United KingdomResearch Manager @ Responsible for establishing a research function for a national charity to build a robust and credible evidence base to support growth and development of programmes, policy, and funding.
• Developed, commissioned and delivered 15 research projects to deliver a comprehensive research strategy working with a range of research institutes, academic departments, charities and think tanks
• Utilisied a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including Social Return on Investment, longitudinal tracking, large scale surveys, analysis of management information, and detailed case studies
• Supported a consortium to design and deliver the formative evaluation of v playing a key role in the development of methodologies to assess impact of volunteering on young people and v’s role support capacity development across the volunteering sector
• Developed a comprehensive research management framework including a commissioning framework, advisory groups, contracts, report templates, and training for staff and partners
• Re-developed v’s management information systems for programme delivery partners to improve data collection, increase data returns, and to support the organisation to effectively utilise management information
• Managed a £380,000 budget of per annum
• Disseminated research via a range of activities including press coverage (The Times, Radio 4, BBC News, and LBC radio), reports and bespoke summaries in order to influence key decision-makers; organising events including roundtables, parliamentary receptions, and seminars From January 2009 to December 2010 (2 years) London, United KingdomResearch Coordinator @ Leading the first participatory national research programme to inform the development of the First Bill of Rights for Disabled People in Guyana
• Fundraised $26,000 (USD) from a range of national (Government of Guyana) and international organisations (UNICEF, VSO and World Bank) to deliver a national research project to inform the development of national legislation to protect the rights of disabled people in Guyana
• Developed strategic partnerships with national community based organisations to deliver the research and build capacity of the Commission
• Managed 7 regional coordinators and 55 community volunteer researchers working across 4 regions of Guyana providing bespoke training and supervision
• Disseminated programme outcomes directly to the President of Guyana through a comprehensive report and delivering presentations to Government Ministers From 2004 to 2006 (2 years) Georgetown, GuyanaResearch Officer @ • Designed and prepared successful project tenders to secure external contracts;
• Produced externally published reports for external clients
• Presentations at steering group meetings to external clients From 2002 to 2004 (2 years) Brighton, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Social Psychology @ University of Sussex From 1998 to 2001 Whitchurch High School, Cardiff From 1991 to 1998 Hannah Mitchell is skilled in: Charities, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Social Enterprise, Non-profits, Capacity Building, International..., Community Development, Charity, NGOs, Community Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement, Volunteering, Social Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Strategy