“Jenna has been working with our Academy Trust for the last eight months and during this time, has raised considerable amounts of money for our academies – allowing us to buy learning resources, equipment and run projects that otherwise we’d never have been able to do. We love working with Finding Starfish and would not hesitate to recommend them to any organisation looking to raise funds.”
Hilary Hobart, Finance Manager, Elliot Foundation
"Jenna is a fantastic fundraiser, with exceptional interpersonal skills and a knack for building rapport with people quickly and effectively. In a world where fundraising is often seen as a 'necessary evil', Jenna's genuine belief and passion for the importance of fundraising is refreshing and very important. She has a huge breadth of experience in a range of income streams and in both management and leadership roles. It helps she is also one of the most genuine and nicest people I have ever worked with!"
Harriett Roberts, Head of UK Giving, Shelterbox
"Jenna has been working with the team at The Almshouse Association to develop a new strategy for future fundraising to support their membership. With a strong understanding of where the charity needed to focus its priorities, we are delighted with the progress that she has made and have already seen positive results in terms of fund generation and raised awareness of the Associations' work and impact."
Susan Van-Leest, Head of Fundraising and Charity Support, The Almshouse Association.
"Jenna is a highly experienced and competent grant fundraiser and a pleasure to work with. She very quickly spots the key issues and comes up with practical solutions. I would have no hesitation recommending her."
Simon George, Director of Wootton George Consulting
"Jenna is very ambitious, focused and strategic, whilst keeping the donors at the centre. When we worked together at Action for Children, she devised and implemented a mass participation events strategy which led to us raising our highest ever amount from mass participation events. She has a passion for growing income and real in depth knowledge of fundraising - I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Marie Von Wurzbach, Compton Care.
"Jenna was an amazing help to us when we needed it the most; working with the preschool committee to raise funds from local trusts and presenting for us to gain the support of our local Council. Jenna is very passionate and dedicated to her work and has an incredibly bubbly personality that captures your attention, whether she is addressing an individual or a room full of people. Her enthusiasm and knowledge for what she does are endless and we would have been lost without her."
Nicola Macdonald, Chair of Little Fishes Preschool Committee
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jenna for the past three years and I cannot recommend her enough. Jenna is very driven, passionate and committed and this always showed in the results she achieved. Jenna is also great at managing relationships with funders and using these relationships to achieve repeat funding successes with trusts. Most recently, Jenna’s application writing skills and relationship management led to us achieving a repeat 3 year commitment from a trust of £180,000. Overall Jenna is a great bid and application writer and I would highly recommend her. "
Steve Moralee, Head of Partnerships, Disability Resource Centre