We selected Marie (Two Green Magpies) initially for a piece of fundraising consultancy to refurbish the theatre and have been delighted by the results she has achieved. She quickly understood the brief and, just as importantly, identified the things that make the Acorn special to Penzance. Marie is diligent, creative, completely reliable and keeps us organised and focused – and does so with such engaging charm that she is a pleasure to work with, even against tight deadlines. Her work is of such a high standard that in our first year of working together, she achieved a success rate of one in three applications, far exceeding our expectations. The Board of Trustees have been so pleased with Marie’s work that we have now appointed her as our Fundraising Partner and agreed an annual contract which includes both capital to complete the ongoing refurbishment programme and revenue for staffing and creative projects. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership over the next few years.
Paul Mullin, Chair of Trustees | | Acorn Theatre, Penzance
Bags of experience in third sector fundraising and business growth...
I have had the pleasure of working with Marie for the last couple of years and she is fab, I first started working with Marie at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and more recently at Two Green Magpies. Marie works best when being challenged and can simplify and deliver against the toughest of those challenges. Marie has a wealth of expertise in NTR (Non Traditional Revenue) and bags of experience in third sector fundraising and business growth as well as supporting small and micro business with expansion and broadening revenue streams. Marie’s people management skills are fantastic and she motivates teams and people around her well, drawing the best from them through structured planning and personal growth. I would not hesitate recommending Marie to any organisation wanting to grow or look at new income or revenue generation streams. She is also a lovely person full of positivity and genuine warmth.
Louis Hurst | | Entrepreneur, Founding Director of Amelix Group
Achieved great success across a wide range of activities...
I have known Marie since 2005, since her appointment as Head of Marketing and Fundraising at Cornwall Wildlife Trust. This was a post with heavy strategic-level responsibilities, as part of the Trust’s Senior Management Team. She executed her duties with a high degree of professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment. In leading her Marketing and Fundraising Team, she achieved great success across a wide range of activities. She also has a friendly and pleasant personality, which has made working with her very enjoyable. Our contact was been mainly through my work as a Trustee and, more recently, as Chair of Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Mark Nicholson | | Ex-Chair of Cornwall Wildlife Trust