James understands schools – that most important fact is critical in advising clients on how to do fundraising that enhances and builds on what a school is actually about. His advice has been vital in enabling us to establish a framework for development at Bradfield that feels well thought out, long term and engages our whole School Community in the future.
— Alistair MacEwen, Director of Bradfield Society and Development

I began fundraising in 1992, after a short career as a qualified Land Agent.  For ten years I managed a team handling the regional appeals, grant bids and PR for The Woodland Trust.  I then moved to Tonbridge School to set up a new Foundation.  In my nine years at Tonbridge I worked with some inspirational leaders and volunteers and enjoyed some successful appeals (the most ambitious was for the Tonbridge School Centre). In 2011 I moved to The King’s School Canterbury to set up their development campaign.

In 2013 I decided to become a consultant.  I haven’t looked back since then and have worked with some great clients (check out the list). I really enjoy the creative freedom, pace and practicality of my work. 

I know schools beyond the development job.  I have a First Class English degree and taught English and Creative Writing at King's and Tonbridge and was a house tutor.  I still help run Tonbridge's Climbing Club trips. 



Technical support

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Underhill Associates can provide expert database support for fundraising and donor stewardship programs thanks to the involvement of Cindy Price, who has over 10 years’ experience in a school development office, with an in-depth knowledge of The Raiser's Edge database.  

Through remote access, Cindy can create queries and reports for clients.  More fundamentally, she can also advise on cost-effective database solutions for those who do not have proprietary software, enabling clients to develop a suite of in-house tools for managing donor program's and project-based fundraising.

Cindy’s early career was predominantly in the pharmaceutical industry as a Database Manager for a clinical trials contract house with clients including GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and Pfizer.


Jacek (pronounced Yatsek) has worked in graphic design since 2008.  Before that he was a fundraiser in the arts and an actor in a youth street-theatre group.  He began designing for the arts charity he created with friends, but he found he was a natural and the work quickly expanded to include projects for councils, restaurants and then international companies. 

In addition to his graphic design work, Jacek runs a web development company with three programmers.