Sarah Scarth

Global Programmes and Partnerships Director, The Resource Alliance

With over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, working locally and internationally, Sarah is an experienced fundraising and communications practitioner, who is passionate about helping non-profit organisations create diversified and integrated fundraising and communications programmes which ultimately build sustainable organisations.

After completing her studies in communications, Sarah entered the commercial PR world until finding her true passion for the social impact sector through the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), where she spent 12 years first as a campaigner and then in senior management positions. In 2008 she joined the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, where as head of Fundraising and Communication she helped the organisation significantly increase funding and diversify their revenue streams.

In January 2013 she moved into fundraising consulting, working with a wide range of local organisations to build and support their fundraising and communications programmes. Following a three year term as an Advisory Panel Member for the Resource Alliance’s International Fundraising Congress (IFC), in early 2015 she was appointed the Resource Alliance’s Southern Africa Representative, a role she held until April 2019 when she was appointed Global Programmes and Partnerships Director.  Sarah is based in Cape Town, South Africa.