Sarah Squire, Fundraising Consultant and Founding Director
Charity consultant Sarah has been a fundraiser for over two decades, including ten years as Founding Director and Lead Fundraising Consultant at Fundraising Consultants Ltd. Sarah started her charity career in 1997 with Tearfund, as their first ever Trust and Corporate Fundraiser. From starting out in trust fundraising, Sarah has worked across all the main income streams, including individual giving, major donors, legacies, trusts and corporates.
Over the past 20 years Sarah has helped raise millions of pounds for UK charities and CICs as an inhouse fundraiser, freelancer and fundraising consultant. These include Surrey’s leading youth charity Eikon, Cambridge-based medical research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, health charity Meningitis Now, and faith-based organisations that include Cambridge Community Church and Bible Society
With a degree in Modern Languages from the University of Bath, Sarah has always been interested in language as a communication tool, and this is what sparked her interest in fundraising. Sarah has a Postgraduate Diploma in Charity Marketing and Fundraising from Southbank University and Certificate in Philanthropic Fundraising Copywriting from the Institute of Sustainable Philanthropy.
Based in Chippenham, Wiltshire Sarah works with mainly charities in the South East and South West of England, as well as further afield. Current clients include Oxfordshire-based Christian charity, Innovista, the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Halow Project, a charity supporting learning-disabled young people across Surrey.
Sarah is an accredited trainer for C-Me and is passionate about using this tool to improve relationships with donors and funders.