professional and results driven with a successful background in the achievement
of thriving business growth, Don Ramsay is a self motivated team player, working on his own initiative and flexibly according to
customer demand. He possesses excellent interpersonal,
communication and negotiation skills and has the ability to develop and
maintain mutually beneficial internal and external relations.
Don was MD of a European based food packaging materials business for over twenty years. He also has a proven track record as an independent
researcher, marketer and hands-on fundraiser for the Third Sector, working
with charities and not-for-profit organisations.
- Organisation administration
suitable grant making organisations.
hands on fundraising responsibility targeting major charitable bodies.
marketing tools, introductory documents and case statements.
web and social media sites for both the corporate and charitable sectors.
and implementing administrative and management systems for organisations working with young people and vulnerable adults, DBS (formerly CRB) and data protection.
with trustees and patrons to maximise their benefit to the trust.
business for conversion to charitable status.
- Maintaining an interest in modern financial mechanisms.
Don Ramsay develops well crafted
strategies and solutions from a specific project to a complete campaign or from a website to a comprehensive on-line presence, helping organisations to generate income from a range of sources. He researches into suitable grant making
organisations, trusts, foundations etc. to ascertain their compatibility and
undertakes the application accordingly.
Don provides hands-on support to
organisations that do not employ an experienced fundraiser to help realise
their project. He designs and assembles or reviews corporate sponsorship
documents and organises fund raising events. He especially undertakes thorough
trusts and foundations research, making relevant applications in addition to such funding sources as statutory organisations and the
lottery. He also works with potential
corporate sponsors at director level, introducing them to projects and
discussing their aspirations regarding their corporate social responsibility.
Based in the south-east, Don works with trustees, patrons, chief
executives and managers to develop appropriate strategies and appeal materials
to then make approaches and applications to relevant funding sources.