Our Team

Chris East BSC(hons), MInstF 

The founder of the Giving Business comes with 25 years fundraising experience gained from across the third sector. From an education in Architecture his career started by recruiting 50,000 members and establishing a core of regular committed income for a charity. His sensitivity of a membership environment stood him in good stead for a fundraising career focused on major gifts with a track record that includes four separate £1 million grants.

Chris has extensive experience across capital and revenue fundraising. His knowledge includes capital campaign feasibility studies and implementation, fundraising strategies and audits, event management, leadership succession and interim management. As an accomplished change manager Chris is able to reinvigorate a charity and leave a fresh perception of their cause with supporters. He offers a unique hands-on approach that achieved a step-change for his clients. 

Chris is a member of CResCAT a third sector think tank.


Sandie Foster BSC(hons), MInstF 


Sandie is driven by new challenges and a desire to be successful in all endeavours. Her experience and achievements over 20 years cover a range of fundraising disciplines including community, trusts and corporates, marketing and public relations.  In particular, she has substantial experience of capital appeals, fundraising strategy, fundraising audits and all aspects of charity project management and implementation. She has specialised in the redevelopment of church buildings and the development of city farms.

The Giving Business

38 Capitol Square, 4-6 Church Street, Epsom, Surrey KT17 4NP

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