Karin Pappenheim

With a successful 25 years + track record of voluntary sector leadership in national charities and membership organisations, in interim, permanent and consultancy roles, Karin brings a collaborative approach, strong leadership and organisational development skills used to affect change in the areas of health and social care, women and family issues, welfare to work and disability.

Key skills & experience

  • Change Management led successful modernisation, and development of diverse charities
  • Fundraising & Income Generation 25+ year track record in charitable fundraising, using full mix of tactics from individual and major donor cultivation, legacy promotion, community and events fundraising to trusts and corporates; built and developed fundraising teams; created partnerships; increased sales of products and services; won Government contract tenders
  • Strategy & Business Planning led development of strategies to shape, grow and transform charities
  • Charity mergers creation and implementation of a merger strategy enabling growth and sustainability for diverse charities
  • IT & Digital Strategies initiated comprehensive new digital strategies, including full IT modernisation; and digitaisation
  • Communications, PR & Branding, expert in PR, press and media relations, leading advocacy campaigns on challenging issues (e.g. HIV, teenage pregnancy, CJD); comprehensively rebranded national voluntary organisations
  • Governance and Board Development decades of expertise in developing boards and implementing governance standards, governance reviews, updated policies and procedures, training for trustees and staff; in-depth understanding of charity law and good governance,
  • HR and Staff Engagement led restructures and HR policy reviews; reinvigorated teams and introduced culture change in organisations ranging in size from 20 to 500+ staff;


Recent projects

  • Change management led successful modernisation, and development of long established medical membership body
  • Interim CEO/Maternity cover of learning, employability, regeneration charity, won over £300 k in donations/grants and led statutory tender exercise generating £2.4m potential contract income

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