Fundraising and Development Consultant




Susan Kerry Bedell

Susan has over 30 years' experience in senior roles covering charity development and strategy, fundraising, marketing, publishing and event organising.

Susan spent the first 16 years of her career in B2B publishing. After deciding on a move to the charity sector, she read for a BSc (Hons) degree in Wildlife Conservation followed by an MSc in Tourism and Conservation. Since then she has worked in the not-for-profit sector for animal welfare and conservation organisations, successfully combining her editing and business skills with fundraising and development expertise.

Key skills:

  • Charity development: marketing, advocacy, project management, campaign strategies
  • Fundraising: donor development, major donors, legacies, trusts, statutory, corporates
  • Publishing: commissioning, copy writing, editing and proof reading, both online and offline
  • Events: devising programmes, booking speakers, venue administration, attracting sponsors
  • Team management: recruitment, training and mentoring, overseeing volunteers
  • Personal skills: excellent organiser and communicator at all levels

Susan has carried out voluntary work for several charities, including fundraising, practical conservation work and helping at talks and on stands at events. She currently sub-edits a local monthly publication, the Village Magazine.

She supports several animal welfare and conservation organisations, is vegan and a keen organic gardener of flowers, fruit and vegetables. She enjoys garden tourism and rehomes rescued ex-battery hens, who are keen to undo all of her hard work in the garden.

She loves walking in the Sussex countryside with her dog and friends and independent travel to experience new landscapes, cultures and heritage. She has a strong interest in politics and current affairs, the cinema, skiing in winter and kayaking and boating in Chichester harbour in the summer.

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 Career summary

Senior Project Fundraiser
Butterfly Conservation  (current role)

Fundraising Consultant
Network for Animals

Magnificent Meadows Funding Manager

Development Manager
Food Ethics Council

Conference Producer
Environmental Finance

Head of Development
Garden Africa

Short term contracts  Earthscan, Tourism Concern, Newzeye, Ecostorm, IUCN, IDS, Wild Scotland, The Vegan Society

Head of Operations
Bill Jordan Wildlife Defence Fund

Head of Development
League Against Cruel Sports

Marketing Consultant
Sussex Wildlife Trust


Editorial Director
Informa plc