Bonnie Clayton

Position: Bonnie Clayton Consulting

Overview

We are consultants in fundraising and corporate community investment, as well as hands on professional fundraisers. We do the thinking and the doing. We have a passion for creating innovative fundraising and community investment strategies and campaigns to address social, education, health and community issues in the UK and overseas.

Specialists in corporate fundraising, sponsorship and corporate community engagement, we also offer full service fundraising strategy and hands on fundraising delivery, with expertise in all major areas of income generation.

These include:

  • Our specialism of corporate support, sponsorship and employee engagement
  • Charitable trust, lottery, statutory and grant fundraising
  • Events (income generating and cultivation)
  • Working with fundraising committees and appeal boards
  • Funding needs and impact assessments

Established for 13+ years as consultants and with 22+ years not for profit sector experience, our clients range from small local charities, not for profits and companies to large global organisations. Our results-driven approach is based on helping charities and not for profits to build multi-faceted and two-way relationships with funders. We also work with companies to create engaging community investment and employee involvement programmes, to deliver against CSR and community involvement objectives.

We see all sides. We have worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors and know how to create win-win partnerships for all parties. We are also results driven. Our business exists to help causes raise money in order to survive and grow their services. We are far from a purely strategic advisory agency, but we take a strategic approach.

We are members of the Institute of Fundraising and abide by their policies, procedures and Code of Conduct for Professional Fundraisers and Fundraising Consultants. We are also full members of the Association of Fundraising Consultants, a gold standard peer-vetted organisation, where Bonnie is also a Board Director.


Clients

Special Olympics GB
CAF
Bankside Open SpacesTrust
The Proud Trust
The Kite Trust
Sound Seekers
Single Homeless Project
Young Futures
Metabolic Support UK
Stay Up Late
Child Accident Prevention Trust
Global Charities
Help a London Child
Hackney Learning Trust
Over The Wall
Haringey Shed
St Peter's School
Association of British Neurologists
Reprezent
Street Child United
Backcare
Thames Hospice
St Francis Hospice
HEART UK


Qualifications

BTEC HND Marketing
BA (Hons) Business Administration
Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Diploma in International Marketing


Experience

We have vast experience, as a group of senior consultants with specialisms in all major areas of fundraising in one practice. Our experience means we are able to work at a fast pace and get to grips with a new cause quickly.
We have a vast knowledge of the world of fundraising, corporate community investment, sponsorship, charity communications and what makes donors tick.

Bonnie is a senior fundraising professional, with a drive for creating and implementing full-service fundraising strategies, campaigns and events to achieve social change for good causes. Also a specialist in corporate fundraising, Bonnie has a results-driven approach based on advising on and building multi-faceted and mutually beneficial corporate partnerships.

With a background in commercial marketing, Bonnie has over 25 years’ experience in the corporate, voluntary and public sectors. She has worked directly with a wide range of causes spanning overseas development, volunteering, the environment, fair trade, children, youth, women, health, disability, sport, cancer, medical research, the environment, the arts, crafts, early years, play, education, training, leadership, animal welfare, media, lgbtq+ and skills development.

In her first ten years in the voluntary sector, Bonnie lead Scope’s team of 14 corporate fundraisers, as well as headed up Corporate Relations for a £13m public sector capital appeal. Bonnie was also Head of Fundraising at Barts and the London NHS Trust. During her subsequent 13 years of consultancy, her clients have included local, regional, national and international causes (including charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations) from small local groups to complex multinational organisations. Bonnie is also a fellow of the RSA.