My name is Bertie.

I have 20+ years of experience in digital communications and fundraising (and also an indelible French accent). Over the past 8 years, I've developed and implemented practical digital solutions for over 100 NGOs worldwide, across a range of sectors.

I sometimes describe myself as a "pay-as-you-go" head of digital. I can't find a better way to summarise what I do.
I am trying to change the way charities engage with their audiences (existing and new) to raise more funds, campaign and deliver services. Sometimes it's about improving the technology but more often it's about building relationships – connecting the dots between people, implementing good governance, gathering insight, and choosing the right supplier.

Feel free to send me an email to chat about your project.

Digital Awakening

After 50+ digital transformation projects, I know digital can't «transform» NGOs. But I have an alternative programme to successfully reposition digital...

Strategies

I work with key stakeholders to ensure your organisation strategies (fundraising, comms, campaigning...) resonate with a connected audience

Healthcheck

I produce a comprehensive audit of your digital channels (accessibility, content, marketing, technology) with a detailed report to improve conversion

Online Fundraising

I work alongside your team to build data-led digital fundraising campaigns that convert - with the right amount of innovation and creativity

Tech signposting

I gather your requirements and help you select the right CMS, email automation tool, donation platform, eCRM... I scope pilot projects and test emerging technologies

Upskilling

I assess the digital capability of your staff to prepare and deliver a bespoke digital training programme. I mentor directors and coach senior managers

Other services

I regularly speak at conferences, facilitate workshops, help with staff recruitment...
I sometimes work with other consultants, agencies and technology partners

My principles

Approachable
I work with large NGOs and small charities with the same passion. I've built long-term relationships with many organisations. Often helping solve a problem at short notice
Practical
From strategic objectives, I implement actionable and measurable programmes. I'm (often) direct and don't sugarcoat my feedback - but they come with a French accent
Mindful
I maintain a healthy work-life balance and add mindfulness techniques to my projects. I have a strong ethical policy (though I appreciate NGOs can't stop using social media)