Melanie Stoutzker is a development professional with 24 years’ experience and a commitment to driving philanthropic support for arts, heritage and charitable organisations.
For ten years, Melanie was a fundraiser with the Royal Academy of Arts and the Natural History Museum, leading new strategies and developing relationships to significantly increase philanthropic income, securing 7 and 8 figure gifts to support capital projects, research, conservation, education programmes and core costs. During the last 14 years as a consultant Melanie has provided strategic guidance and hands on support for cultural organisations including the National Portrait Gallery, Cockpit Arts, Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, V&A, Science Museum, British Postal Museum, Soho Theatre, European Union Youth Orchestra and Hofesh Shechter Company. She has expanded her portfolio working with organisations in the health, education and environmental sectors including Chelsea & Westminster Hospital charity, the Sutton Trust, Centre for London, the RSPB, Christ’s Hospital School, Nightingale Hammerson Care Homes, the Energy Institute and the Royal Academy of Engineering
Melanie has designed and undertaken feasibility and consultation studies, delivered strategic assessments, capital, endowment and combined campaign planning on a wide range of complex projects, together with creating strategies to diversify income streams and establish effective regular giving programmes that generate unrestricted and core cost funding.
Skilled at working with senior volunteer and executive leadership, Melanie also provides support for executive and fundraising teams during times of growth, transition and change. Her experience working with clients in the health, environmental, education and policy non-profit arena gives a broad perspective and has added to her skills as a consultant.
Melanie’s voluntary activity includes being a Trustee of Sistema England, founded by Julian Lloyd Weber, providing pro bono guidance to the Heritage Alliance and Best Beginnings charity. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and participates in the IoF Cultural Sector Network conferences.