Having always held a value of being able to contribute to things beyond myself, my passion for all things charity arose out of a chance connection through my recruitment work; this led to my becoming a charity trustee for a local mental health charity. Alongside this as part of my recruitment role, I developed solid relationships with national and local charities, taking pride in finding good people their ideal role.  However, feeling constrained by the corporate recruitment 'churn' model, I decided to go it alone and establish Hazon Consulting. As part of my role in establishing Hazon's place in the charity sector and expanding my support beyond recruitment alone, I was proud to be able to add an occupational psychology angle to the world of charity. This input has included speaking both at the Institute of Yorkshire's annual conferences and at the National Association of Hospice Fundraisers Northern and Scottish gatherings on topics including 'The Psychology of Giving' and 'How to Capture Donor Hearts and Minds'.

 

Fast forward to February 2016 and I was lucky enough to have Ian MacQuillan attend my IOF session and take the time to speak to me about my work and the work of Rogare, The University of Plymouth's Philanthropic Think Tank. This led to my applying and being accepted as the only Business Psychologist on Rogare's Advisory Panel. It is a time of challenge and scrutiny for the fundraising profession and it is my hope that my lasting contribution under Rogare's 'under thought' and 'under-researched' agenda, is to delve deeply into what occupational psychology can add to what makes for a 'professional' fundraiser. Watch this space...

 

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