Ruth Holmes

Ruth Holmes has been involved in the not-for-profit sector from an early age, having taken part in fundraising activities from the age of 11!

Her not-for-profit career spans 15 years and has included working as a charity administrator, fundraiser and lastly as a senior manager for two national charities.

In 1998 Ruth achieved a personal ambition by setting up Holmes Consultancy Services (HCS) with her husband, Mike, offering consultancy and training in fundraising, charity management and IT to the not-for-profit sector and small businesses.

Ruth particularly enjoys the interactive nature and variety of delivering training and is keen to help people to develop and to enable them to gain confidence to fulfil their potential.

Areas of Expertise

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Fundraising and marketing

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Charity administration and management issues

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Managing people

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Facilitating problem solving

 

Qualifications

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B.A.(Hons) (Religious Studies and History)

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CertMgmt (Open):Open University Professional Certificate in Management

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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Certificate in Training Practice

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ACIS: Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

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MInstF (Cert): Certificated member of the Institute of Fundraising

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Associate member of CIPD

 

Current Roles

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Partner, charity consultant and trainer with Holmes Consultancy Services

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Trustee of Lincolnshire North Marriage Care, a relationship counselling charity

 

Not-for-Profit Work

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Fundraising consultancy and on-going support to a number of not-for-profit organisations including a secondary school and an international conservation organisation

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Design and delivery of external courses on fundraising and charity management topics which are open to staff, volunteers and trustees from not-for-profit organisations and statutory sector workers

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Design and delivery of in-house training courses for a range of not-for-profit organisations including a national deaf society, a primary school, an international conservation organisation and a regional disability charity

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Commissioned by Lincolnshire Development to design and deliver a fundraising training programme for local not-for-profit organisations in Lincolnshire which was presented in 12 areas during autumn 2002 and 2003

 

Other Relevant Experience

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Facilitating church meetings and training sessions

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Active listening skills developed in a pastoral role taking holy communication to sick and housebound people

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Regularly takes acting roles in local church amateur dramatics group of which she is also the Chairperson.

 

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