Leah Selinger

Selinger Consultants

Overview

Selinger Consultants aims to provide charities and not-for-profit organisations with support to ensure financial resiliance. Our work is rooted in ensuring your organisation is sustainable, and we work in a flexible, supportive way that builds the capacity and skills of your staff, volunteers and trustees to ensure that you aren't left with another 'conultant's report' to gather dust on the shelf. Some people call it 'agile' - we call it common sense.

We believe that having a strong strategic focus, together with practical, deliverable plans are crucial for supporting your organisation to develop, grow and achieve it’s aims. So whether you need some guidance on where to start, workshops to bring together a range of stakeholders, or just someone to offer a helping hand on moving to the next stage in your organisation's journey– we can help.


Clients

We work with a wide range of organisations including charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.
We specialise in supporting organisations supporting young people and/or using the arts as a tool for social development, and criminal justice.

Some of our clients include; A New Direction; Dacorum Sports Trust; ecobirmingham; Greater London Authority; London Football Journeys; Revolving Doors Agency; Switchback; Team BEDS&LUTON; Watford and Three Rivers Trust; and Young Barnet Foundation.


Qualifications

MA in Religious Studies and Development Studies (Distinction)
BA (Hons) in Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology (1st Class)

Member of the Institute of Fundraising
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)


Experience

Leah has over 16 years’ experience as a fundraiser and senior manager in the voluntary sector where she has worked in, and with, organisations to be more effective through a combination of support services covering governance, strategy, income generation and execution. Her consulting work specialises in fundraising and strategic planning and includes support to a range of local and national charities and social enterprises – both generating income directly and advising senior staff on related matters. Leah reguarly takes on interim mangement roles, including CEO and Director level posts.

Since March 2012, Leah has worked with a range of local and national charities and social enterprises. Prior to starting Selinger Consultants, she held the post of Director of Fundraising and New Business at Youth Music, kick-starting their fundraising activity. From 2004 to 2011, Leah worked at Fairbridge, a youth development charity, in a number of roles, finally leaving the charity after three and a half years as Director of Fundraising.

Leah is currently a trustee of a small arts charity in the commmunity in which she lives, and is a parent governor at her childrens' primary school in Hertfordshire.