Our team: Nordoff Robbins

Jo Carter, director of fundraising and communications at the charity that provides music therapy sessions, takes us behind the scenes of the fundraising team

Jo Carter
Jo Carter

- How many fundraisers are in your team?

We are a team of eight, based at our office in Kentish Town, north London. We also have a freelancer to manage two of our events.

- What does the team do?

Three members work mainly on our highest-profile events, such as the Silver Clef Awards, an annual lunch that recognises outstanding talent in the music industry. The rest work to support our growing number of third party fundraisers, corporate partners and our trusts and major giving programmes. We spread responsibility for other tasks.

- How much do you raise?

We raised just over £2.2m last year. About half of that was raised through events and sponsorship, the rest through trusts, major donors, third party fundraisers and corporate partners.

- What's in the pipeline?

We have several new events planned for this year and will be developing our philanthropy committee. We are looking into working with some exciting partners to raise funds and awareness about music therapy - but I can't say much about that yet.

- What's it like in the office?

We work in a busy, open-plan office surrounded by event paraphernalia and orange T-shirts. There is always music on in the background. Because of the nature of our fundraising there are a lot of late nights, which the team cope with very well.

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