About Me

I have more than 30 years of professional experience working with organisations and communities in Europe and America on a variety of issues facing the voluntary sector. My strengths are in communications, strategy, practice-based research, evaluation, training and organisational development.

I have spent the last 15 years in London working as a sole trader with an emphasis on community development, project management, practice-based research, equalities, evaluation, volunteer management and organisational development. I am currently also an NCVO Associate Consultant and a Big Local Representative and Plan Assessor for Local Trust.

Before moving to London I was the Regional Manager of Outreach and Training at Chesapeake Bay Foundation in the US from 1992-2002. I have excellent educational qualifications including an MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2003) and a BA in Political Science from Rhode Island College, USA (1992).

I offer organisations the benefit of a broad array of experience and skills combined with excellent educational qualifications.  Key areas of expertise include:

  • Campaign strategy and management
  • Communications work
  • Equality and diversity
  • Governance and leadership development
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Project management
  • Research, analysis and report writing; including designing surveys, questionnaires, focus groups, needs analyses and feasibility studies
  • Strategic planning
  • Training in a variety of areas including volunteer management, strategy, outreach to diverse communities and leadership development
  • Volunteer management and policy


£500 per day
Flat rate can be negotiated for larger projects

Kim Donahue
Kim Donahue

I currently work with:

Past clients include:

  • Age Concern
  • Amnesty International UK section
  • Anti-Trafficking Alliance
  • Asian Resource Centre of Croydon
  • Barking & Dagenham CVS
  • Calderdale Council
  • Cardinal Hume Centre
  • Community Development Foundation
  • Community Organisations Forum
  • Crimestoppers UK
  • Cripplegate Foundation
  • CVS in Three Rivers
  • Diversity Role Models
  • Ethnic Minority Enterprise Project
  • Greater London Volunteering
  • Greater London Authority
  • HealthWatch Swindon
  • HealthWatch Tower Hamlets
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Hyde Housing Association
  • Institute for Volunteering Research
  • Interchange Training
  • Kairos in Soho
  • Kettle’s Yard (University of Cambridge)
  • Kings College London (Teaching)
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • Lesbian and Gay Foundation
  • Local Trust (Big Local)
  • London Borough of Islington
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Civic Forum
  • London Development Agency
  • LVSC (London Voluntary Service Council)
  • Mildmay Community Partnership
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
  • National Equalities Partnership
  • National Health Service (England)
  • PACE
  • Pedro Club
  • People’s Health Trust
  • Samaritans
  • SANNO University School of Management (Japan)
  • SimpleGifts (Unitarian Centre for Social Action)
  • Sports Leaders UK
  • Stifford Community Centre
  • The Children’s Society
  • The Conservation Volunteers
  • The Consortium of LGBT Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • The Student Union at Queen Mary University
  • Three Rivers Volunteer Centre
  • Tower Hamlets CVS
  • Tower Hamlets Involvement Network (THINk)
  • Training for Change (trainingforchange.org)
  • UK Active
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Voluntary Action Islington
  • Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea
  • Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets
  • Volunteering England
  • Warwick Business School at Warwick University (teaching)
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Women at the Well
  • Women’s Health & Family Services
  • Women’s Resource Centre