Matt Downie MBE, CEO, Crisis UK
‘Sarah Jane is exceptionally talented. She brings integrity, deep expertise, and passion to helping organisations maximise their philanthropic potential. At Crisis, she helped us reset our approach to high value, relationship-based giving, coaching others around her, and producing tangible results. It is rare to work with someone who adds such value so quickly. I can’t recommend her highly enough’.
Matt Hyde OBE, Chief Executive of The Scouts Association
‘Sarah Jane has set the bar high for how we fundraise from high net worth individuals at Scouts and has really shown us what is possible in philanthropy with focused intention and expertise. She’s made a huge impact not only in financial terms, but also in the quality of the relationships she has established both inside and outside the organisation. I would recommend her to any charity looking for a trusted and transformational major donor fundraiser’.
Stephen H. Whisnant, Director of Philanthropy, National Democratic Institute, Washington DC
‘Sarah Jane is a highly skilled relationship fundraiser. I worked with her as a senior volunteer and runner for Heads Together and she brought both efficiency and emotional intelligence to her role. She has a clear vision and is able to get to the heart of a big campaign, conveying the messages that really matter.’
Andrea Coomber, Director, JUSTICE (now CEO, The Howard League)
‘Sarah Jane worked as interim Director of Development at JUSTICE whilst we continued the process to find a permanent member of staff. During this time she not only maintained excellent donor and senior volunteer relationships but also explored new funding avenues, helping us build on our major donor and corporate pipeline and significantly improving our processes. As a fundraiser, I found her to be responsive, quick to adapt and able to work with minimum supervision – essential qualities for a good interim. I would highly recommend her for a similar position’.
Virginia Rustique-Petteni, Vice President, Purpose Communications, Nike Inc.
‘Sarah Jane is an absolute professional and pleasure to work with. As a fundraiser, she stands out for her ability to connect and brings passion and authenticity to the mission, which equals great conversion and smart stewardship. I have and would highly recommended partnering with Sarah Jane. She’s an asset to any team driving a major campaign.’
Steve Wardlaw, Chairman, Emerald Life
‘I really enjoyed having Sarah Jane as my relationship manager when I was a Major Donor at Stonewall. Sarah Jane has a genuine talent to continue to strengthen relationships so that giving feels less like giving and more like all part of the fun. Sarah Jane understands that the tricky part is keeping a donor keen when they have lots of competing calls for their support. Working with her was an absolute pleasure.’