I am Leesa Harwood, owner of by the waves. I provide bespoke advice and support for charities and philanthropists. I have 30 years' experience of fundraising, strategic development, change and charity leadership in the UK and USA. During that time I have also helped people to build fulfilling and impactful social and environmental philanthropic portfolios.
When in London you can often find me working from the
House of St Barnabas where I am a member.
Today the charity sector faces unprecedented challenges as charities struggle with short-term cash flow and long term financial sustainability.
I specialise in helping boards, executive teams and fundraising leaders move beyond failing or outdated strategies and operating models to design strategies and deliver plans fit for the future not the past.
I provide advice and guidance to build the confidence and capability of your managers and leaders, and to improve income generation.
Social investors and philanthropists are faced with an overwhelming array of requests for financial help to deliver lifesaving or life-changing impact.
This confidential, discrete and bespoke service ranges from advice and introductions to help you get more from your philanthropic activities, to a detailed review and regular monitoring to ensure optimal impact for your portfolio.
Whatever your philanthropic goals, I will advise and guide you every step of the way.