Apprenticeship Levy, Fundraising

Professional Development Expert spotlight: Lianne Howard-Dace

6th Sep 2021

Lianne Howard-Dace, Professional Development Expert at Corndel, has over a decade of experience in the charitable sector and a host of exceptional achievements including being the co-author of The Complete Fundraising Handbook, DSC 2019. She is one of a growing team of exceptional tutors and coaches with rich experience in the sector that we have here at Corndel.

Lianne has over 12 years’ experience within the fundraising sector, including four and a half years at Christian Aid, where for over three of those years, Lianne led the central community fundraising team to support delivery of all community fundraising products and supporter engagement.

Following her time at Christian Aid, Lianne went on to become YMCA’s Community Fundraising Development Manager as well as being a Founding Member of the Supporter Experience Collective.

Two years ago, Lianne became a freelance Fundraising Consultant. “Having worked for a variety of causes & sized organisations, I understand the day to day pressures that fundraisers are under. The last year has really highlighted that organisations are not just looking for fundraising to deliver new products, but instead, they need fundraisers who can think laterally and establish new ways of working, internally and with supporters. Now more than ever fundraising teams have to be more agile and responsive in order to engage their supporters and maximise opportunities.

Whilst at Christian Aid, I led their flagship appeal which meant managing a multidisciplinary project team. During this time, I learnt a lot about the importance and need for collaboration, and how we continuously needed to be innovating to stay ahead.” Lianne joined Corndel as a Professional Development Expert in May 2021.

"I have always enjoyed helping other fundraisers to flourish and through joining Corndel and delivering the Fundraising Diploma, I am able to support fundraisers to become their very best. The quality of the course and impact and it is having on learners, even in a short space of time, is amazing to see. And it is not just the impact on the learners themselves, the programme is showing to have a ripple effect. We are seeing first-hand the influence that the programme is having to organisation; from supporting new ways of working to inspiring innovation within teams, our curriculum is helping to unlock new strengths and skills they might not have otherwise found. It is really exciting to be part of something that is providing continual improvement across organisations.”