Originally from New York, Barbara has spent most of her working life in Britain. Her experience of fundraising spans more than two decades in the Midlands, with an impressive track record in managing large campaigns, including capital appeals for organisations such as Symphony Hall and Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Find Funds was set up in 2008, with clients from across the not-for-profit sector, including Walsall Hospice, St Mary's Hospice, the Edwards Trust, the Traditional Arts Foundation, the Staffordshire Hoard Partnership, Martineau Gardens and the Birmingham Law Centre.
Barbara is also a Trustee of two Charitable Trusts and sits on the executive of Charitable Trusts West Midlands. Since her early days at Birmingham Settlement, she has demonstrated expertise in building successful partnerships and relationships, especially with prospective Donors.
Barbara's approach is very much hands-on. 'Always on the circuit' she has a fertile network of contacts, including associates and affiliates in the areas of marketing (film, internet, print and design), PR, IT, whose services she has called upon, in helping to re-brand charities with which she has worked.
She has been a key note speaker, has won fundraising awards and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and on their consultants' directory. She is also a member of Arts and Business, Skillfair and Women in Business.