Felicity Jones

Felicity has worked in fundraising for over 20 years across, academic research, international development, global health, women's rights, arts for health, history, heritage and arts, and freedom of speech causes. She is a spokesperson for Alzheimer's Society and tweets on dementia issues as @seetheperson.

She is also a Trustee of Lancaster Jazz Festival and of INASP (which supports global south academics to share development policy globally).

In January 2020, Felicity launched Thinking Philanthropy to connect effective charities with supportive funders and other partners. Her goal is to bring the skills and approaches from larger charities  to smaller grassroots organisations.

Since then, the small Thinking Philanthropy team has been supporting work on community health and rights, Early Childhood Development, girls and women's rights and the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation, and on arts for the most isolated globally. Felicity and team specialise in support to emerging NGO and social enterprises in the UK and globally, alongside more established organisations, and in diversifying funding models to include commercial spin-offs, contracting, and impact investment.

Felicity is passionate about connecting charities and funders and thinking beyond traditional funding models and relationships.

Coming together with Maxine and Claire to form SDG Changemakers is a natural next step for her, at a time when so many great organisations are struggling for resources just as their services are most needed.