KBST Charity Development Consulting





Susan Kerry Bedell

Susan offers many years’ experience in development, communication, advocacy, fundraising, marketing, publishing and events organising, in business and consumer markets.

She is passionate about environmental issues and conservation and works to promote sustainable lifestyles. The first decade of her career was spent in business-to-business publishing, working to the position of editorial director.

She then returned to university and read a BSc (Hons) degree in Wildlife and Conservation, followed by an MSc in Tourism and Conservation (thesis ‘Visitor Patterns at Flagship reserves’ carried out with Sussex Wildlife Trust).

Susan now works in the not-for-profit sector, offering a wide range of key relevant skills:

  • Charity development: Marketing, advocacy, project management, campaign strategies
  • Fundraising: DM, donor care, legacies, major gifts, trusts, corporates
  • Online: Email campaigns, digital fundraising and website management
  • Publishing: Commissioning, editing, copy writing, proof reading, production
  • Event organising: Creating programmes, speakers, venue admin, securing sponsorship

More about Susan

Following a degree and MSc in Tourism and Conservation at the Durrell Institute, Susan has worked in the not-for-profit sector, focusing on conservation, the environment and animal welfare.

She is an enthusiast organic gardener and fruit and vegetable grower, with a herd of rescued battery hens destroying the lawn. Susan also promotes independent, responsible travel.

She loves walking in the Sussex countryside and around the beautiful local harbour with her dog, friends and family. She is also rather keen on real ale, watching all types of movies, listening to cheesy soul and disco music and driving Alfa Romeos.

See more about KBST on Linked In        Email:    susan@kbstconsulting.co.uk

 Career Details

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Senior Project Fundraiser -
Butterfly Conservation

Fundraising Consultant -
Network for Animals

Funding Manager -
Saving our Magnificent Meadows project

Development Manager -
Food Ethics Council

Conference Producer -
Environmental Finance

Head of Development -
Garden Africa

Head of Operations -
Bill Jordan Wildlife Defence Fund

Head of Development -
League Against Cruel Sports

Marketing Consultant -
Sussex Wildlife Trust

Editor - 'Looking beyond the brochure - Tourism Concern

Director - UK SIPA

Editorial Director - IBC Publishing