We are pleased to welcome Tina Jacobs to Sylva to help develop and implement our future fundraising and communications strategy. She will be working closely with the Chief Executive to raise both funds for and awareness of the Sylva Foundation and its projects.
Tina is a marketing and fundraising professional with over 25 years experience gained in consumer, professional services and not-for-profit organisations including American Express, Video Arts, Henley Business School and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and was a Course Director for CIM for nine years leading bespoke and generic programmes.
An experienced storyteller Tina enjoys communicating the stories of the people and projects she works with. She has written a number of research reports and white papers working alongside academics from Henley Business School as well as case studies, articles and appeals for other clients. She has considerable experience in developing strategy for fundraising through individual giving, major donor, trusts and legacies and in managing fundraising teams. In addition to Hearing Dogs she has worked with Footsteps Foundation, Headway Thames Valley, Opportunity International & NRAS and remains a Trustee of Footsteps Foundation.
Tina is also a qualified yoga teacher; perhaps her experience with Tree pose may prove useful at Sylva.
The post has been supported fully by a grant provided by the John Ellerman Foundation to whom we are extremely grateful.