Julie Day

Director, Marketing &

I took my first steps in fundraising over twenty years ago. I’d left an account management role with a UK advertising agency and jumped into a $30 million campaign for the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Australia.

It was a memorable way to cut my teeth in a new sector. Eighteen months later, the campaign reached its target and I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to capital fundraising and the power of philanthropic giving.

Later, when I took a sideways step into Education, the skills I’d gained as a campaign manager served me really well. Training staff, co-ordinating in-house fundraising appeals and delivering student well-being programmes, often meant drawing on my experience of running capital campaigns. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I also think my degree in Theology was an early marker for the work I’m doing now. Back then, I was fascinated by what made people want to stake their life on something. Not many of our clients would describe their ambitions with quite that level of intensity, but their commitment to a particular cause is often just as compelling.

At Gifted, alongside my role as Marketing and Communications lead, I’m fortunate to be working with visionary clients; people who trust us to tell their fundraising story and have faith in our ability to help them achieve inspirational results. Whether this is about creating a powerful case for support or responding to a wider brief for a suite of capital campaign materials, our goal is always to deliver work that combines a deep understanding of the sector with professional design expertise.

Further information

Services list

Feasibility Studies
Campaign Management

Strategy Reviews and Development Audits
Periodic Consulting


“When you are so engrossed in your project day-to-day it can be hard to verbalise your project vision to the wider public because you are simply too close to it. Julie’s skills at understanding the EES and our future aims enabled her to help me craft our Case for Support in a way that will truly inspire our donors.”
Carl Graves, Director, Egypt Exploration Society

Get in touch

To arrange a no-obligation discussion of your fundraising needs, contact [email protected] or call Leamington Spa 01926 674137