We’re super excited to introduce our brand new Digital Fundraising Support Officer Katie Mitford – the latest addition to the Action Foundation team. Katie will be part of the Business Development and Communications Team, keeping you updated with all the latest Action Foundation news here on the website, social media channels and via our email newsletters, as well as looking after our community of fundraisers and donors.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am born and bred in County Durham where I currently live. My hobbies include getting out and about and taking pictures on my camera and listening to new genres of music from Afrobeat to Japanese City Pop. I also enjoying cooking vegetarian food.

What’s your career background?

My background is working in visitor experience and fundraising for a culture and heritage organisation in County Durham. I studied BA History and MA International Politics at university. During my time at university, I was a member of a student campaigning organisation People and Planet, focused on raising awareness of the issues facing international & migrant students on campus during the Covid-19 pandemic and developing a fundraising plan.

What’s your new role?

As Digital Fundraising Support Officer I will assist in the donation and grants process and aid in communications.

What drew you to apply for a job at Action Foundation?

I was drawn to Action Foundation because of their work in empowering refugees. I want to use my experience in fundraising to work for an amazing charity that really makes a difference in people’s lives.