Charles is a Development Sector Marketing Specialist with very strong written and verbal communication skills. He is experienced in strategizing business models, drafting proposals, writing business plans and raising investment finance and grant funding.
He has established and managed Sustainable Development models and is passionate about cause-related marketing.
He has 15 years’ business experience, primarily in Marketing and Advertising roles.
He is a strong relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills. Creative, likeable and positive, he has strong initiating, planning and motivating skills.
His involvement in development over the past decade has focused primarily on promoting sustainable livelihoods in impoverished communities. The skills and experiences he has gained through these various ventures, together with his marketing and social media experience, make him an excellent choice for a cause-related Marketing & Fundraiser Manager position.
Social Media Has established, manages and writes several popular contemporary blogs.
Cause-Related Journalism Was a Getaway Magazine cause-related journalism blogger, and published a number of articles on Fair Trade and other cause-related tourism initiatives.
Writing A prolific writer, he works creatively on screenplays, novels and children’s books and has had articles published in local print media from time to time.
Rural Development Projects Has been involved to varying degrees with various micro-enterprise initiatives aimed at addressing rural poverty, food security and sustainable development, including chicken farming, bee keeping, cause-related tourism, sewing projects and rural hair-dressing initiatives.
Fair Trade Was a Board Member and on the Secretariat of Fair Trade South Africa for three years and has a thorough understanding of Fair Trade and similar Trade & Development initiatives.