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Tamsin Haigh

Development Associate
Tamsin helps clients to build practical and workable strategies to help their fundraising excel. She combines fundraising best practice with her experience of leading growth for a Thailand-based NGO. Tamsin joined Philanthropy Company in January 2017 and her current clients include the British Library and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Tamsin also coordinates our Higher Education Team.

Tamsin initially gained her fundraising experience within the University of Oxford’s £3bn campaign, working for three years in the fundraising team for the Bodleian Libraries, before joining the Pratthanadee Foundation in Bangkok as Strategic Development Manager – an NGO established by a private philanthropist to provide training for disadvantaged women and girls in Thailand.

At the Pratthanadee Foundation, Tamsin led a structural overhaul of the organisation’s programmes and processes, aligning it with the expectations of donors. As part of this, she was closely involved in refining the mission, designing and launching a new programme, establishing early monitoring and evaluation processes, and embedding a professional approach to fundraising. Tamsin achieved a departmental award at Oxford and increased income outside of core funding at the Pratthanadee Foundation by over 50%, bringing in strategic grants from funders including the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program and the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok.

Tamsin has a Master’s in Political Philosophy from the University of York and is currently studying part-time for a Certificate in Statistics at Birkbeck, University of London.