Mandi is a sole fundraiser and the first-ever fundraiser for Adoption Focus, a friendly, dedicated and experienced adoption agency based in the West Midlands.

She has been in this post for just under 2 years and prior to this, she was Head of Development for a Birmingham based chamber ensemble (and no she is not musical in the slightest!).

With a background in Social Housing (mainly support work and bid/tender management), Mandi is used to no one knowing what her job title means and working as the sole person in an organisation doing a role.

Mandi has built the fundraising function of her current charity from scratch, as when she joined there was - no policy, no procedure and most of all no strategy!

She seems to have a “knack” for going into organisations that have little to no systems and processes in place. Setting it all up, getting them up and running then almost doing herself out of a job…. She's hoping this doesn't happen at her current job, as she's very passionate about raising funding and awareness of Adoption in the UK.

Oh, she's also a Harry Potter geek, a collector of tattoos and copious amounts of tea and gin.

Cheese is her main food group although she's also partial to a good selection of carbs!


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