Gillen leads NCVO’s Enterprise and Membership team. His aim's to increase membership so that more charities and voluntary organisations get the help and support they need. He is responsible for marketing, fundraising, business development, events, and publishing functions generating £1m unrestricted, surplus income annually for the charity. Gillen has previously worked as head of marketing, marketing manager, media officer and in events.
In my first role as head of a big marketing team, I may have been full of ideas and enthusiasm but, if I’m completely honest, I felt slightly exposed. By luck I happened to meet a very experienced charity director who offered to act as a mentor. She helped me navigate that first exciting but […]