Katrina Hancock is an Organisational and Fundraising Strategy Consultant who works with a wide range of UK-based charities who have local, regional, national, and international reach. She is passionate about facilitating the philanthropy of individuals to impactfully and sustainably change the lives of others while also helping charities to enhance the quality and impact of services offered through clear strategic direction and effective use of resources. This focus on partnership, brought about through pairing integrity and intentionality on both sides, has led to her success over the last 18 years as a highly successful fundraiser and strategic leader.
She was previously the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Exeter College, Oxford, Oxford (her alma mater) where she raised over £50m to celebrate the College’s 700th Anniversary. This funded the creation of a portfolio of student scholarships and bursaries, an endowment for teaching and research posts, and the creation of the new Cohen Quadrangle which provides 90 student study bedroom and 21st century teaching facilities. Under her leadership there, the undergraduate alumni participation rate rose to 49% in 2014 – the highest globally in Higher Education outside the USA.
More recently, she spent two years in Jersey as the Director of Income Generation for Jersey Hospice Care, the lead provider of palliative care and the only hospice on the Island. Her primary focus while there was to move the charity away from a dependency on events and lotteries income through the development and implementation of a robust fundraising strategy to deliver the annual fundraising target from a range of sustainable income streams (including new regular giving programmes, grants and corporate fundraising, relationship management and major gifts). Her two-year contract spanned the COVID-19 pandemic during which she achieved these strategic changes and met her fundraising targets while also taking on responsibility for all internal and external communications, and developing the strategic plan and embedding a new “culture pathway” for the charity going forwards.
Katrina’s current clients are from a wide-range of charity sectors including Higher Education, Environment, Arts, and Christian organisations and her work includes mentoring, capacity building, and strategy development and implementation (organisational and philanthropically). She regularly works with CEOs, Leadership Teams, and Trustees as well as supporting existing fundraising teams and individuals, and assisting with recruitment and training of new fundraisers. She is Chair of Governors of her son’s primary school and a Board Member of the Dakota Foundation (USA).