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"Fundraising is proclaiming
what we believe in such a way
that we offer other people an
opportunity to participate with
us in our vision and mission."
Henri J.M. Nouwen

Who We Are

Who We Are


We are an informal collaboration of  people who care passionately about fundraising and fundraisers, who have created a space for people to network, learn and be empowered to raise more. The main founding members of South West Fundraising Forum are Elanor Hoskin and Paul Courtney with many other supporting along the way.


Our ethos is to listen to fundraisers voices and we will do what we can to provide that space for both free networking events and paid training and conferences (both online and in person). Where we are charging for people to attend events we will always pay speakers for thier time. We are committed to working with a board range of individuals from varying backgrounds so please do get in contact with us, or signpost us to people that you have heard speak as we would love to hear from you.

Elanor Hoskin


The Charity Knowledge Hub

Elanor Hoskin Consulting

Having spent over 20 years in the voluntary sector, Elanor now runs a successful consultancy business that provides bespoke organisational, strategic, and fundraising support to charities across the UK. Elanor is also Director of The Charity Knowledge Hub which provides workshops and training to the charity sector. Passionate about supporting people to develop and learn with a down to earth approach. She is also Trustee for a Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence charity.

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Paul Courtney

Director of Fundraising

Children's Hospice South West

Kairos Fundraising Solutions

Paul has been a fundraiser, trainer and consultant for 20 years, working in a broad range of charities including hospices, cathedrals, social welfare and many children’s causes (but mainly small to medium-sized organisations based in the South West) helping to form and deliver robust strategies for sustainable income. In 2019 he took on the role of Director of Fundraising at Children’s Hospice South West. He is also Chair of trustees for Plymouth Music Zone.

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We plan to send monthly updates of news, events and workshops. Please do email us with any ideas and thougths.

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