We are a group of volunteers who are passionate about the charity sector. Through our podcasts, we are joined by leading lights in the sector to offer learning tools to charity workers, spark commentary and allow contribution by all.
Producer and Chair
Samuel has a track record of successful fundraising, management and leadership and has developed expertise in fundraising, marketing and volunteering in the charity sector, since 2006. Samuel has worked primarily in fundraising roles and is currently Head of Fundraising & PR at Lifelites. He has volunteered for Samaritans and Crisis and provides pro bono training and advice to small charities working in and around Buckinghamshire.
Producer and Digital Comms
Freya is a Senior Direct Marketing Executive at an International Development charity, working on everything from cash appeals to telephone marketing. She previously worked at a fundraising agency and managed a range of large and small charity clients including Cancer Research and BookTrust. She joins Charity Chat as a Producer and Digital Marketer, with over 8 years of fundraising experience.
Rebecca currently works in the community and challenge events team of a children's mental health charity. She has previously volunteered at numerous charities, supporting a range of causes such as education, neurodiversity, and caregivers. Although she’s been involved in charities for a number of years, she has only recently perused it as a career. Joining Charity Chat, she is keen to learn as much as she can about fundraising and the charity sector as a whole.
Producer and Treasurer
Usman has worked in the charity sector since 2010 with experience in Trust and Statutory, and Major Donor fundraising and is currently working at Action for Children. He has worked and volunteered for charities such as St John Ambulance, British Red Cross, European Campaign for Human Rights in Afghanistan (ECHRA) and Care4Calais. He is passionate about supporting refugees around the world and has recently travelled to Jordan, Syria and France to support refugees through sustainable and livelihood projects.
Producer and Secretary
Vicky has worked at a number of health and medical research charities since 2010 including Cancer Research UK, Tommy's and local hospice, Peace Hospice Care. She currently leads partnerships and philanthropy at Sands, managing stakeholder events and has experience across all areas of fundraising and marcomms. She volunteered at local homelessness charity, The Simon Community.
Producer and Trustee
Danielle currently works for an infrastructure charity, supporting community development. She has previously worked for a community interest company supporting prisoners families as well as in the family centre at a prison. She joins Charity Chat as a trustee, following over a decade of building volunteering experience in various roles.
Producer and Trustee
Rachel has recently moved from the charity sector into tech for good, now at Fat Beehive, supporting charities with their digital strategy. She is also a mentor to two young people on the Jack Petchey Foundation internship programme, which supports people early in their third sector careers. Rachel has previously volunteered and worked in various cause areas in the sector including education, SRHR and mental health.
Kevin is an experienced freelance Insight and Research Manager with a decade of experience working in the media and entertainment industry. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world including Google, Apple, Samsung, BT, Unilever, SEAT, Virgin Media and Tesco. He volunteered at the Winton School chess club.
Join the team
Charity Chat Podcast is a volunteer organisation. We are looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to join our team! If you are interested in meeting other passionate members of the sector, keen to learn from experts and industry leaders or want to share your fundraising skills and secure us further sponsors, then please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.