Rebecca Williams

Research Manager & Consultant

Rebecca is a highly experienced fundraiser and researcher. She is research lead at Philanthropy Company, bringing data insights, data management and data protection expertise. Recent research projects include, an in-depth literature review to assess the philanthropic potential of the sports sector for Sport England, and complex international prospect research for Somerset House.

Fundraising data management projects include leading on the implementation of systems and processes (including a new CRM) for the National Emergencies Trust £100M+ Coronavirus Appeal and managing the migration to a new CRM system for a mid-sized children’s charity.

Rebecca provides interim fundraising and development support for clients and has been interim Fundraising Manager for charities including Childhood First and Best Beginnings. She has a proven track record in writing successful funding bids, including recently securing a six-figure, multi-year grant from Barnardo’s and three, five-figure grants from The Royal Foundation, Mind and the Childhood Trust. She has also worked collaboratively on public sector tenders for the Department of Health & Social Care and a national consortium bid to the Tampon Tax Fund (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) worth £300,000 and £1.5M respectively.

Previously, Rebecca has worked in fundraising and communications at the London Legal Support Trust. Here she was part of a small team responsible for organising the London Legal Walk, which raised over £800,000 in sponsorship. She continues to provide communications and events support to clients such as The Captain Tom Foundation, working on national challenge event, The Captain Tom 100.

Rebecca excels at project management, whilst working toward specific targets in a methodical way with acute attention to detail. She has strong writing and research skills, coupled with extensive experience of database management.

Rebecca has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Global Ethics from the University of Birmingham.