Julie Foster

Julie has over 20 years’ experience, working in senior roles in the charity sector.

Julie began her fundraising career at the NSPCC in 1999 and went on to establish a brand new fundraising and comms directorate for national disability charity, FitzRoy.

Since 2010, Julie has specialised in high level trust and statutory fundraising, working with a wide range of organisations, from national charities to small start-ups that require a wide range of support, including strategic planning and governance.

Julie has a strong, demonstrable track record in raising 6 figure sums from a range of grant making organisations, including The National Lottery, and in establishing robust funding pipelines and effective stewardship processes, resulting in extended support and sustainable income.

Julie gains enormous enjoyment and satisfaction helping to bring about positive change to the lives of the beneficiaries she represents, and remains passionate about upskilling the charities she works with, creating a legacy of future funding opportunities and success.

Julie spends her spare time getting overexcited and embarrassing her two sons on the side of rugby pitches and basketball courts and chasing after her mad dog (Alan).  She is also a very keen, (though not always successful) baker and loves to travel – anywhere and everywhere.

 

Key Skills

  • Fundraising strategy and planning
  • Trusts & Foundations and statutory bid writing
  • Prospect research
  • Evaluation, end of grant reporting and outcomes monitoring
  • Communications strategy
  • Website development
  • Copywriting
  • Project development and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Accomplished presenter
  • Experienced user of Raisers Edge and eTapestry