Will Connolly






Will is a specialist high value fundraiser, with expertise covering: partnership management, new partnership development, employee engagement, events management & production, stakeholder management, strategy & business development, budgeting and professional coaching.

Will led the high value fundraising and business development teams at Anthony Nolan, Make-A-Wish UK, and Bond, where he developed strategies; grew multi-million pound income from corporate partners and events; and developed value propositions and pipelines of opportunities. At Bond, and Nesta, Will developed business development plans; commercial partnerships; and international partnerships.

Since 2019, Will has been supporting a wide mix of charities and social enterprises with their business development, corporate partnerships and high value fundraising. With Philanthropy Company, Will has worked within the fundraising team for the National Emergencies Trust; supporting the Coronavirus Appeal to raise over £80m. Will has personally secured £3m of new income from corporates and Trusts, and managed key partnerships with NatWest (£10m), Barclays (£2m), Tesco, Co-op (£2m), BT (£1m), and HSBC in 2020, with a total value of £15m+.

Will’s voluntary work has included supporting an orphanage in Cambodia, an innovation lab for young people in Denmark, Crisis at Christmas, and Stonewall’s Sports Summit.