Liz Tait became director of fundraising at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in September 2010. Previously she was head of direct marketing for the British Red Cross since 2004.
Liz has more than a decade’s experience in fundraising, having started her career in the sector at Plan, before moving to Book Club Associates and the deaf-blind charity Sense.
She is currently on the Institute of Fundraising’s Learning & Development Committee and National Convention Board and is soon to join Action on Hearing Loss as a trustee (as of April 2012).
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