Beth Crackles

Fundraising Everywhere Festival

Beth Crackles
Cracking Charity Chat Podcast

I’ve been privileged enough to bag an hour of time with fantastic leaders across the sector; small, national and multi-national charities, infrastructure and social investment organisations. From Anj Handa, of Yorkshire-based Inspiring Women Changemakers, and Nathan Sparling, CEO of HIV

Scotland, to Paul Amadi at British Red Cross and Nick Temple, CEO of Social Investment Business. I’ve even chatted with your co-host Simon Scriver!


In this session I give some insight into the purpose of the podcast, how I pull it off and share some of the best bits from three of my most popular episodes.

Upcoming guests include Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation and Jane Ide, CEO of NAVCA.


You can find out more at bethcrackles.com/podcast/


After 10 years working in the voluntary sector for regional and national charities, in 2017 I began working with charities on a freelance basis, providing specialist strategy and funding support. I was previously Head of Development at Toynbee Hall, responsible for all voluntary income including a large capital appeal and securing the organisation’s first six-figures gifts from corporates and major donors. I have previously worked for NCVO, Friends of the Earth and RNIB, and provided consultancy support to arts, health and social organisations. I have also been a charity trustee.


Clients over the past couple of years include The Stroke Association, Artis Foundation, Spitalfields City Farm and Kensington & Chelsea Social Council. I develop and deliver fundraising training: both my own and that which I deliver on behalf of NCVO to the grantees of the Premier League Charitable Fund.


I hold an MSc (Distinction) in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School, the IoF’s Certificate in Fundraising and the CIM’s Diploma in Communications, Advertising and Marketing. I am a member of the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention Board, helping to organise the 2020 National Convention. In 2018 I launched my podcast, Cracking

Charity Chat.

Please see my website for testimonials: bethcrackles.com/testimonials