Julia Kaufmann

Julia Kaufmann


My work covers two main areas:

a) I work mainly with small charities (I am Chair of the Small Charities Coalition) to help them with all aspects of governance, strategic planning, fundraising strategy, structure, project design. I work very closely with small charities on any or all of their problem areas. I 'hold their hand' until they feel they are in a better place. Sometimes this simply involves a mentoring relationship with the Chair or Chief Officer; at other times I will work with the whole team and/or committee.

b) I undertake evaluations and reviews of grant making programmes.


My recent small charity clients include the following : Caring Hair charity, Bonded Thru Cancer, HOPE, Clock Tower Sanctuary, Centre for Armenian Advice and Information, GALOP.
My Trust and Foundation Clients include: Lloyds Bank Foundation, Tudor Trust, Triangle Trust, John Lyon's Charity.


London University: Bachelor of Education/Child Development

Brunel University: MA Social Policy & Administration

Ongoing training throughout my working life


Work experience:
Freelance consultancy since 2001 (current)

CEO, BBC Children in Need Appeal

CEO, Gingerbread, the association for one parent families

Co-Director, Centre for Social Education

Commissioner (part time), Postcomm, the postal services regulator

Chair, Small Charities Coalition (current)

Chair and/or trustee of more than 10 charities over the past 20 years