Jessica Burgess

Fundraising manager, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Charity

"Rogare is exactly what’s needed to advance the profession of fundraising. 

"As a PhD candidate at the University of Plymouth’s Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy and a Fundraising Manager at an NHS Charity, I am constantly implementing research-based fundraising tactics in our annual fund activities. You can imagine, joining Rogare as an advisory panel member was a no brainer! 

"It is an honour to learn and grow professionally through the insight of seasoned professionals, as well as contribute to the field’s knowledge through my own research projects. I hope we continue to discover innovations and trusted tactics together for decades to come."

Jessica is a driven fundraiser, with experience managing annual funds, including creating and implementing fundraising strategies, as well as nurturing donor relationships. She is extremely capable in project management as exampled in organising events such as evening galas, awareness walks, community gatherings and trainings. Jessica is a team-player with excellent, polished communication and writing skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, managing fundraising databases and creating CRM donor management strategies. Her greatest professional ability is to leverage strong relationships with colleagues, board members and staff to accomplish organisational goals with collaboration. She is eager to dedicate energy and skills to providing opportunities for people to connect with organisations in a meaningful and life-changing way.

Rogare involvement

Committees and task groups:

  • Ethics Review steering group

Special interest groups:

  • Ethics