About InvestMyCommunity

Enabling our fundraising champions to meet their digital fundraising goals

InvestMyCommunity is the UK’s only dedicated fundraising platform for local community organisations. We enable local people to create, manage and promote their campaigns to ensure the greatest possible results for the people they care about.

With an unbeatable package of ongoing professional support and mentoring, powerful tools and the best value service of any platform available today, we give fundraisers all the building blocks they need to succeed in their campaigns. 

Meet Our Senior Team

Chris Rose, Chief Executive Officer

Chris is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of InvestMyCommunity and its related companies. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and graduated from Henley Business School with an MBA in 2009.

Following 10 years at Scottish & Newcastle PLC, in 2005, Chris moved in to the technology sector where he enjoyed almost 10 years as the EMEA Commercial Director for the complex service divisions of two global blue-chip companies.

Before launching InvestMyCommunity, a longstanding entrepreneurial itch already needed to be scratched and in 2010 Chris bought a small loss-making retail business and successfully turned it around, growing it year on year until exiting in early 2020.

Michael Cordell, Chief Financial Officer

Michael is a Chartered Accountant with experience in large and SME environments across multiple sectors including technology, automotive, retail and advertising.

He has enjoyed senior roles including CEO, CFO and non-executive director. His experience spans business planning, general management, financial management, developing business culture, team building, fund raising, corporate finance, start-ups, M&A and disposals. 

Jonathan Brayshaw, Chief Marketing Officer

With over 20 years experience and an enviable track record of Marketing, Communications and Social Media Engagement success, Jonathan specialises in building business and consumer brands rapidly and sustainably.

Working across in-house and consultancy roles on three continents for many of the world’s largest companies, he has led some of the world’s most high profile product launches and brand-building in technology, home entertainment and large corporates. 

Jonathan has won several Marketing and social media awards and is a sought-after speaker and awards judge. 

Julie Beale, Chief Fundraising Officer

Julie has a broad range of corporate fundraising and account management experience from in-house to top regional consultancies.

Her charitable project experience include instigating a fundraising programme over four years raising £1,000,000 to help with the research into the Meningitis C vaccine and working in the area of regular giving for a major at-home hospice care charity.

Prior to joining InvestMyCommunity, Julie ran her own small business after designing and bringing to market a novel concept in gingerbread house construction. Mum to two teenagers and helping out in the local community with shopping for the elderly, Julie also finds time for the odd wild swim and discussing the latest novel at book club.

Advisory Panel

Paul Outterside, Technical Advisor

Paul has over 15 years’ experience in the FinTech arena, playing a key role in building multi-award winning technology solutions for some of the UK’s fastest growing FinTech companies.

Paul has spent time as part of the technology working groups for Open Banking and HMRC’s Pensions Dashboard initiatives and is a familiar face at FinTech events.

Away from work, Paul can be found indulging his creative side making music or appearing on stage at various theatres around the North East.

Ivan Lloyd, Commercial Advisor

Ivan is Founder and CEO at Corporate Project Solutions (CPS) as well as Chief Executive Officer and Innovation Evangelist at edison365.

At CPS, he oversaw the company’s transformation from a niche project management supplier to become one of Microsoft’s key UK partners specialising in the Microsoft cloud platform. 

Winner of three worldwide partner of the year awards from Microsoft and a top 10 Great Place to Work award, CPS has seen consistent YoY growth. In 2003 Ivan was appointed to Microsoft’s PPM Advisory board and provides input and insight to the Microsoft development teams in Redmond.