Philippa Bonella

Overview

I work independently with a diverse range of organisations including charities, faith-based organisations, government and non-departmental public bodies at Scottish, UK and international levels. I take a personal approach to help bring your values to life.

I particularly focus on:

  • Strategic reviews – organisational values, horizon scanning, internal/external stakeholder engagement, customer and competitor mapping, theories of change, implementation plans.
  • Improving organisational culture and governance – change management, team building, supporting good governance.
  • Funding – adaptive and relationship-based funding programmes; effective fundraising strategies.
    Policy and research – strategy, monitoring and evaluation, drafting policy recommendations, strategic influencing at Scottish and UK levels.

Clients

Recent projects include:

  • strategic reviews for: CIDSE, Global Catholic Climate Movement and others
  • theory of change / strategy development for Maitri Trust and other funders
  • qualitative research for: Scotland's International Development Alliance, Christian Aid, Jesuit Refugee Service UK
  • programme reviews for Scottish Government International Development Fund
  • policy/advocacy and re-branding strategies for Scotland's International Development Alliance
  • communications audit for CAFOD

Qualifications

Regular professional development days including Advanced Facilitation training

MA (Hons) International Development and French, University of St Andrews

Certificat d'Etudes Politiques, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris


Experience

I have 4 years' experience as an independent charity consultant, building on 20 years’ evidenced success within senior strategy, policy and communications roles in the voluntary and public sectors.