"We commissioned Elanor to refresh our Organisational Strategy as well as develop a new Fundraising Strategy. The timescales for this piece of work were very tight, yet the quality of the final products produced were excellent. Elanor’s naturally engaging style enabled her to engage a wide range of key stakeholders, securing valuable feedback to help inform the future direction of our service.
The knowledge and understanding she acquired of our subject area was truly impressive, enabling her to develop a fundraising strategy that captured the essence of First Light, whilst providing a clear direction to help us improve our financial position in the market.
If you are looking for someone to develop and deliver a quality product within challenging deadlines then you will not find anyone better than Elanor, she is a real pleasure to work with and has brought such a positive difference to our organisation."
Lyn Gooding, CEO First Light
“Elanor has been incredible to work with. She is driven, experienced and knowledgeable and has really helped our Charity and progressed me as a fundraiser. She has many talents which can help Charities including; planning fundraising strategies, risk registers, help with policies, general Charity strategies and budgets. She was brought in to mentor myself but has proved a huge help to the whole team. Thank you Elanor and we highly recommend your services.”
Laura Dennis, The Hugs Foundation
“We commissioned Elanor to provide expert fundraising advice and to develop the Sowenna Appeal plan. Elanor acted as our Interim Appeal Director and worked with us to recruit an internal team.
In the role of Interim Appeal Director, Elanor kick-started the delivery of the appeal plan, identifying and building relationships with funders (and securing income early on in the process), working with stakeholders to create a suite of resources (budget, case for support, fundraising pack), mentoring the appeal team and managing a programme of trust fundraising.
Elanor hit the ground running and we would recommend her services to anyone looking for an expert fund raiser with a proven track-record.”
Sarah Fisher, Head of Communications, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
"Elanor joined us around a year ago to help us expand and develop our approach to fundraising and strengthen the team. During this time, Elanor has remained clear sighted, calm and focussed, helped us to develop our strategy, improved our reporting and streamlined the way we work. Elanor has also helped us to recruit additional team members and her experience and support were invaluable."
Teresa Turner, Trustee Calvert Trust Exmoor
“Elanor has had a very positive impact on our small, ambitious charity this year. We first engaged EHC to review our corporate governance and help to write a 'case for support' for a major fundraising campaign. Elanor quickly gained a good understanding of HRCST and delivered excellent output on each of these tasks. We subsequently asked Elanor to act as our recruitment support to find a CEO and we were delighted with both the process and the high-quality candidates who applied for this new role. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Elanor for similar assignments”.
Charles Richardson, Co-Chairman, HRCST
"The Trust appointed Elanor just over 10 months ago with a brief with an extremely tight timescale. In that time Elanor and her team have raised over £190K from trusts and foundations towards a large scope heritage capital project. This was from a standing start! Her work included researching prospective supporters, prioritising approaches, writing personalised cases for support and liaising directly with donors. We have also benefited from the team’s advice and experience in other governance areas such as Gift Aid and GDPR.
This was a first (very large) step into fundraising for the Trust and we have benefited greatly and learned a great deal; our knowledge of this area has increased hugely as a result. We very much hope that working with Elanor and her team will help us to become more sustainable in the future".
Cornwall Heritage Trust
"I have known Elanor in a professional capacity since 2005 during her time at CHICKS. I am delighted that Elanor is offering her extensive charity experience to the sector. What marks Elanor out is her dedication, drive and passion for her work which has so tangibly delivered fantastic results for CHICKS, evident through the expansion of their services to children. Elanor inherited a regional charity and has delivered a nationally recognised organisation.
From Fundraising to Chief Executive at CHICKS surprised no one who knows Elanor, her grounding in fundraising is borne out of hands on experiences, leading a team and overcoming the challenges faced by any not for profit organisation needing to upscale operations, and yet not compromise quality and delivery of service to the children.
Elanor will be an asset to any organisation investing in her services."
Ms Phil Robson, Fundraising and Gift Aid Consultant
“During her time at CHICKS she has been an exemplary employee, her commitment, loyalty and dedication have been outstanding. She has led the charity with unerring judgement and has a refreshing ‘down to earth’ outlook that cuts straight to the root of the problem. Elanor also has the rare gift of common sense which is invaluable in the day to day running of the organisation. She is versatile and can converse with both senior officials in business and the most junior member of staff"
Extract from Reference - Marion Luckhurst, Chair of Trustees. CHICKS
‘Elanor is a CEO who acts with integrity and has the ability to balance the competing needs of those the charity works for and those who work with it, as well as the commercial reality that needs to underpin this activity’
Tim Marrow, Director, Tamar HR
During my time as Chief Executive, I gained national recognition at the Third Sector Awards winning 'rising Chief Executive for outstanding contribution to your organisation, or the wider sector, during the first two years in post'.
The judges said “Hoskin has steered the charity through challenging economic times; in late 2011, she put in place a number of efficiency measures in order to safeguard its future. These included a new performance-management system, designed to help make Chicks "a great place to work" and ensure that a culture of respect and dignity was embedded across the organisation. The charity has also started to run breaks over Christmas so that children who would otherwise miss out would be able to enjoy the fun of the festive season”.
Third Sector Award Judges