Caroline Taylor MInstF
Caroline is passionate about helping heritage, arts and cultural charities maximise their fundraising results. She is particularly adept at creating order out of fundraising chaos – developing workable strategies and clear systems whilst at the same time, getting on with the job of raising money.
If you are looking for help in developing an effective fundraising strategy, or creating your case for support so it gets results, she is ideal. She is very skilled in writing charitable trust, grant and NLHF bids as well as planning and managing capital appeals, particularly supporting volunteers to ‘make the ask’ and then steward relationships.
Caroline and I have worked together on projects over several years where she has needed my governance and organisational development skills to help her clients be more resilient.
Piotr Bienkowski is an experienced, reliable and supportive professional with a passionate conviction that culture, arts, heritage and museums can change people’s lives and bring communities together. He has over 35 years’ experience at a senior level across the whole range of the museum and cultural sector.
Most of the work he takes on stems from his belief that cultural organisations have a responsibility to respond to their communities’ needs and agendas and involve them in decisions. He directed the largest ever programme of organisational change and community participation in the museum sector (Our Museum: Communities and Museums as Active Partners, for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation).
Piotr’s particular interests and skills are in:
- change management (especially embedding change across organisations)
- developing participatory practice and community engagement
- critical friend and facilitation work
An independent consultant since 2009, he has delivered projects and strategies for local authorities, national and independent museums, arts, heritage and science organisations, private foundations, and community trusts.
Previously he was:
- Deputy (and Acting) Director, Manchester Museum
- Professor of Archaeology and Museology, University of Manchester
- Chair, North West Federation of Museums and Galleries
- Head of Antiquities, National Museums Liverpool
In spring 2021 our book ‘Managing Change in Museums & Galleries – a practical guide’ will be published.
Pre-publication extracts are on the News page.
Sean ‘The EQ Commando’ is a dedicated coach and trainer with 30 years of real world experience forged from Combat Operations with The Royal Marine Commandos, 3rd World Leadership Development Expeditions for young people to Management and Executive Training and Development for multi-billion dollar companies and SMEs alike.
He believes that: “the Most Important Assets In Any Venture Are You, Your People, Your Influence. Emotional Intelligence IS Your Influence!”
Whether you want a board strategy session facilitated, your leadership team to develop their Emotional Intelligence or the team to be engaged, influenced and inspired to succeed, the EQ Commando will deliver.
He brings together a unique blend of military experience, business management understanding, personality & behavioural profiling and extreme experiential learning to develop high emotional intelligence, resilience and compassion in leaders, managers and teams.
Sean is an experienced Coach, Certified Behavioural Profiler, The Enneagram in Business Trainer and an NLP practitioner with clients across a range of sectors such as Finance, Hospitality, Heritage, Education, Construction and Elite Athletes.
Hilary and Sean have worked together on several projects, most recently working with Leicestershire Cultural Services: museums, archives and learning services staff.
Rosie Parr established her own niche legal firm, Lancaster Parr, specialising in advising charities and community/not-for-profit projects in 2009. A graduate of Churchill College, Cambridge in history and law, she qualified as a solicitor and worked for over 20 years as a company/commercial lawyer and in general legal practice. She is a specialist in legal advice for the charity and community sectors. From 2003 to 2009, Rosie was Head of the Charities and Social Enterprise Unit at Burges Salmon in Bristol.
Rosie has advised several public bodies, local authorities, charities and other not-for-profit institutions on constitutional, governance and regulatory matters. Through Lancaster Parr she has advised several cultural organisations on mergers, incorporation and restructuring, including the ss Great Britain Trust, the Matthew of Bristol Trust, the Jericho Living Heritage Trust in Oxford, the Friends of Leighton House Museum in London, and the Chalice Well Trust in Glastonbury. In Wales she has advised the Gorseinon Development Trust in Swansea, and delivered trustee training sessions to a housing association in Brecon.
With me she has assessed local authority services for their potential for independence through feasibility studies and options appraisals in Devon and Wales, and we have created and delivered governance training specifically tailored for independent museums.
Banner Photo – Divinity School, Bodleian Library, Oxford