Victoria Handbury-Madin (MCIOF) 

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Thank you for visiting my website! I am a Charity Consultant based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire with over 13 years’ experience in the third sector. I am an Individual Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (MCIOF).

I began working in the not-for-profit sector after completing my undergraduate and master's degrees (both at the University of St. Andrews). I have had a variety of roles, working for and with, both national and international charities and small and large organisations, including Barnardo's, Build It International and The Movement Centre, where I was CEO. I have also worked as a freelancer and consultant for over 5 years. It is wonderful to work with so many organisations and play a role in helping them become more sustainable and increase their impact.

In 2019 I co-founded the Shropshire Charity Networking Group, and I am one of the organisers, on a voluntary basis. The quarterly events, which are free to attend, are a fantastic platform for individuals in the charity sector working in Shropshire to get together and share ideas and challenges. 

As a Charity Consultant I work closely with charities to support with strategic development, governance, fundraising and marketing. I can support teams by playing a hands-on role or offer guidance and support or as a facilitator.

I work at a strategic level and I am extremely analytical. I enjoy focusing on the details and how they fit in with the bigger picture. I can support with bid writing, policies and procedures and trustees’ annual reports. I am also very comfortable stepping away from behind the computer. I love meeting with people face to face. I am a keen networker and enjoy speaking publicly. I am never afraid to get stuck in, having been known to shake a bucket at Waterloo Station in fancy dress or walk down Oxford Street dressed as a charity mascot!

​I would love to hear from you. Every relationship I have with a charity is different, so if there is anything you think I may be able to help with, please do get in touch.