The Animator and Fundraiser - Mark Ereira-Guyer established eg: consulting in December 2006. He is a well known figure in the third sector, having headed up an international development charity Action for Brazil's Children (ABC) Trust; he grew their income 15-fold in just a few years.
Mark has managed Lloyds TSB Foundation's East of England annual regional grants programme of over £1.2m. Also as a manager for rural community development specialists, Suffolk ACRE, he secured £620k Lottery funding for a new HQ; EU and UK regeneration and Home Office grants; £360k from the Millennium Commission for a personal leadership programme for community activists.
Mark has substantial local government experience as Deputy Leader. He has well-developed project management skills. Mark is an Associate member of Institute of Fundraising. Mark serves on the COVER (Community and Voluntary Forum: Eastern Region) Board representing the Suffolk third sector; and is on the East of England Regional Economic Forum. Currently he is a Green borough councillor on St Edmundsbury Borough Council. In June 2009 he was one of the first elected Green County Councillors in Suffolk, and is now their spokesperson on Children & Young People Scrutiny Committee. He is a volunteer fundraiser for the Mali Development Group and undertakes various other voluntary roles.
The Communicator and event organiser - Karen Bergdahl is a dynamic communications consultant who brings her commercial expertise to the third sector at eg:consulting. Working with teams she defines PR strategies to inform and develop high impact tactical campaigns. Karen has worked nationally with Action for Brazil's Children Trust, coordinating publicity for events such as the 'Riffathon' with Jimmy Page and Brian May and organising the ABC Trust's participation in the Silverstone Grand Prix Ball.
She has also worked with some of the leading third sector organisations in East Anglia including Suffolk Family Carers, The Suffolk Mind Partnership, St Nicholas Hospice and SAVO. Her skill is in finding the angle in the story and working with the media to support fundraising and awareness raising campaigns, attracting front page news and capturing the imagination of target markets.
Karen is on the Committee of the Suffolk Diabetes Interest Group and volunteers for The Association of Post Natal Illness. Karen's website can be found at www.jelutong.co.uk
The "Creative Genius" and Designer - Barry Lowenhoff brings branding and design experience to eg:consulting. He has built up a devoted following for bringing first-class design with the reach of dozens of charities and not-for-profit organisations.
His work spans a wide range of disciplines, including new corporate identities, educational materials, exhibitions, books, fundraising literature and creative marketing concepts. His repertoire spans work for organisations that campaign on health issues, equality, human rights, the environment and young people, and he counts The Diana Award, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, Green Light Trust and Stonewall amongst his clients. Examples of work and clients can be viewed at www.lowenhoff.co.ukThe Trust Specialist and Evaluator - James Baddeley has spent the past 10 years working in senior management positions for dynamic charities and social businesses, delivering growth and excellence in each. Allied to this he also spent three years as a regional committee member for the Big Lottery Fund, distributing grants of £10 million/year. This charity sector experience is combined with extensive experience of commercial sales and marketing, a background which provides him with a strong understanding of the business principles needed for organisations to be successful and profitable - vital knowledge for charities in today’s climate. In 2008, James founded James Baddeley Consulting and now provides a range of business consulting solutions to third sector organisations seeking improvement and/or growth. James’ specialist areas are trust fundraising and evaluation/impact reporting. He raised £3 million while Deputy Chief Executive of Speaking Up, helping to grow this local charity from £100,000 turnover to £4m turnover over seven years. James also devised an innovative cross-organisational impact reporting framework for a national organisation with a complex range of projects, 15 satellite offices and 100 staff, which he is now starting to roll out across other charities region-wide.
He is also a full member of the Institute of Fundraising, having been awarded their Certificate in Fundraising Management in 2003.