Global fundraiser Bernie Hollywood OBE joins forces with Collection Pot

Global Charity Consultant & Fundraiser Bernie has over three decades of experience within the charitable & corporate sector. His belief is that more than ever humanity depends on philanthropy & by working together we can make things change for the better. Bernie will be advising the Collection Pot team on extending their group collecting platform to the global charitable sector.

Over the past 35 years he has raised over £42 million for UK & overseas charities, achieved through creative corporate partnerships recognised, celebrated & awarded throughout the third sector.

Working across the entire philanthropic landscape he provides organisational & personal development, governance, management expertise, tailored to each charity, non-profit, community interest company, social enterprises, and other voluntary sector organisations.

Bernie explained: ‘I am delighted to be joining the Collection Pot team as Charity Ambassador at this exciting time on their journey to be the chosen platform for collections for charities and communities. Having known members of the team for many years I know they will continue to make a significant investment and difference in the group collecting space, whilst also promoting the value of raising funds for good causes enabling them to maximise the money raised.’

He added: ‘I continue to be impressed with their professionalism and dynamism. I will be using and promoting Collection Pot wherever I can, including my own charity fund raising activities going forward. This includes my exciting solo row across the Atlantic challenge to raise £1m for The Samaritans.’

Collection Pot Commercial Director Adam Stevens said: We are honoured to make this announcement Bernie’s legacy speaks for itself and we have no doubt that his support will enable us to make a positive impact in this sector’.

He added: ‘Many charities are finding life very difficult, especially during this pandemic and they need donations more than ever. With our innovative technology we can disburse collections, enabling funds raised to reach charities quickly, securely and at no additional cost via our Visa Direct partnership. However, having the technology is only part of the solution, we want to make a real difference and we are delighted that Bernie will be assisting us to extend our offering.’

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