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Samantha Watson Principal Consultant OF Trusts and Foundation Funding  Major Donor and Alumni Development  Capital Appeals  Legacy Campaigns Diploma in Fundraising Management

Samantha Watson​

Principal Consultant

  • Trusts and Foundation Funding

  • Major Donor and Alumni Development

  • Capital Appeals

  • Legacy Campaigns

  • 30+ year’s experience in the charity fundraising sector

  • Diploma in Fundraising Management (Chartered Institute of Fundraising)

Sam is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Orchard Fundraising, which she started in 2016. She has more than 30 years’ experience in a wide range of fundraising management and consultancy roles, contributing to the UK charity sector with household name national and regional charities. Sam’s extensive experience also includes working with schools, universities, churches and other faith-based institutions, community interest companies and statutory funded organisations, such as local councils and the NHS. 

Her expertise covers developing fundraising strategies, delivering trust and foundation gifts, major donor philanthropy, legacy giving and community fundraising.  She holds the Chartered Institute of Fundraising diploma, along with a Churchill Fellowship in charity fundraising in the United States and Prince 2 project management qualification. 

 

She has four adult children and is an experienced school governor, charity trustee and fundraising mentor. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, walking the dog and choral singing.  

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