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Jo McGuinness

Joanna McGuinness


Amassing over 15 years of sector experience within Community Fundraising, Jo started her career at Cancer Research UK. After 7 years, Jo moved to support a smaller team at Muscular Dystrophy UK and then became one of two Heads of Regional Fundraising at the Stroke Association.

Jo has moved across fundraising disciplines, relocated in December 2021 from the Midlands to Scotland and is now Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Children 1st. Leading a team focused on delivering partnerships to benefit children across Scotland with partners including Peoples Postcode Lottery and the Scottish Football Association.

Personally, Jo places huge value on the sector community and what it offers fundraisers as a collective. During 2020 she co-founded Managers Meet Ups, a peer support network for fundraising managers across the UK and she co-manages Fundraising Chat, the largest digital network of professional fundraisers in the UK. Jo has four rescue dogs and spends her downtime watching crime thrillers and eating pizza.