People

Natalie Coles

Business Manager
Natalie brings a wealth of specialist business, communication and event planning skills to Philanthropy Company and our clients. She oversees all aspects of client contracts and financial arangements, and provides key support to our team of development experts.

Natalie also works with clients to guide fundraising event planning. She has over 15 years experience managing projects and organising events, from grass root level community engagement events to high-level multi stakeholder campaigns in prominent locations. She has organised and executed multiple high profile dinners ranging from small groups of people to up to 300 people, including entertainment events, panel discussions and presentations. She has produced campaigns and events in multiple locations, including the O2, Wembley arena, and Time Square, New York, and has managed and executed community fundraising campaigns across the country.

Natalie joined the Philanthropy Company in 2012 after having worked as an Operations Manager at a smaller charity based both sides of the Atlantic. Prior to this Natalie worked as a fundraising project manager in fundraising at Save the Children. She has worked with large companies like GKN, Morrisons and Hard Rock Café, building and developing relationships with prominent figures across various sectors and industries. She had a degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and is Prince 2 qualified.

Having seen the needs at grassroots level from the refugee camps on the borders of Somalia to the slums in Mumbai, Natalie is committed to making a difference. Throughout her career she has focused on finding long-term solutions to the challenges at hand, aiming to make business run smoothly for the people she works with.