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Joanna Motion

Joanna Motion

Partner

+44 (0)7711 047 242
jmotion@morepartnership.com
@MotionJoanna

Education transforms lives. It’s our most effective means both of tackling the big issues facing society and of enabling individuals to lead fulfilling lives. My work focuses on helping the people who lead organisations with an educational purpose to harness the power of philanthropy. That’s mostly universities, colleges and schools, but also museums, arts bodies and learned societies.

These are global concerns and skills. It’s my privilege to aid creative people all over the world – from India (the country of my birth) to Singapore, Australia and South Africa – to adapt good practice to their own culture and context so as to achieve the impact sought by institutions and donors alike.

Some I've worked with recently

  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • CASE Asia-Pacific and CASE Europe
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • HEFCE
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Middle Temple
  • The Open University
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • RMIT University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • The Royal Society
  • Science Museum Group
  • Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
  • Singapore Management University
  • SOAS, University of London
  • Stellenbosch University
  • St John’s College, Oxford
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • UBS Optimus Foundation
  • University College London
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of London
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • UWC South East Asia

Years of fundraising experience: 38

Talents

  • Strategy and policy
  • Campaign readiness
  • Ethical fundraising practice
  • Building a culture of philanthropy
  • Cases for support
  • Developing leaders and academic engagement in philanthropy
  • Building effective advancement teams
  • Coaching, personal presentation and effectiveness
  • Facilitating, presenting and writing
  • Inter-cultural competence

Before More

  • MA in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford with a lot of student drama in parallel (I served as President of OUDS)
  • Oxfam’s Information Office
  • Schools Liaison and Communications at the University of Hull
  • Communications and launching alumni relations at the University of East Anglia
  • Alumni relations and then development at the University of Melbourne
  • Director of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications at the University of Kent
  • Executive Director of CASE Europe (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and eight years as CASE’s inaugural Vice President for International Operations, with responsibility for what economists call “rest of world” – everything outside the USA
  • Serving on bodies such as the Advisory Board for the UK Government’s Matched Funding Scheme for universities, the European Commission’s expert panel on philanthropy for research, the Treasury Gift Aid Forum and HEFCE’s Working Group on the fundraising profession in UK Higher Education
  • CASE crystal apple for excellence in teaching and the CASE Europe Distinguished Service Award
  • Honorary doctorates for services to higher education from the University of Kent and Loughborough University

Outside More

  • The ramble of agricultural buildings in Norfolk (for those who have watched the long adventure) has grown up from project to delightful home. Now it needs active living in. The spotlight has shifted to the courtyard. Can The Secret Garden become The Celebrated Garden...?