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Laura Elson

Volunteering & Fundraising

Laura has 18 years experience in the charity sector, mainly in strategic volunteer involvement. Laura has worked in a wide range of roles helping organisations with recruiting, supporting and developing volunteers. This included managing a busy Volunteer Centre, Chairing a regional network of volunteer managers and strategic leadership roles in volunteer involvement at Parkinson’s UK and England Netball. Since becoming a Consultant in 2018, Laura has developed volunteer strategies for the Marine Conservation Society, England Netball, The Churches Conservation Trust, the MS Society and The Solicitors Charity, in addition to advising and mentoring volunteer managers, and researching good practice in volunteering for organisations like Historic England Archive. Laura has a keen interest in trustee recruitment and induction and is a trustee in this field at Getting on Board.

Throughout her roles, Laura has also been responsible for trust fundraising and undertook a master’s degree in Fundraising in 2014. Much of her current consultancy work is around helping to make the trust fundraising process smarter and easier  for organisations. This includes developing a case for support, template applications and stewarding tools, bid writing and finding the right funders for an organisation. She has provided consultancy in this area to Walking With the Wounded, Cycling UK, Antibiotic Research UK and a wide range of small charities and NGOs.

Laura volunteers for Yorkshire Netball, Getting on Board and Bramley Elderly Action in her spare time.

Laura Elson
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