STRATEGIC CREATIVITY THAT MAKES GOOD SENSE!

Martin Thomas...

...has worked in the charity sector for over 25 years in a variety of trustee and leadership roles, including Church Mision Society, World Vision, Viva, and SAT-7.

Gallup's StrengthsFinder:

  • 1. STRATEGIC... seeing the bigger picture
  • 2. CONNECTEDNESS... creating coherence
  • 3. RELATOR... adding the personal touch
  • 4. ARRANGER... from start to finish
  • 5. RESPONSIBILITY... in everything I do

ABOUT ME

I have had the privilege to help charities, businesses and community groups to develop strategies that create coherence - strengthening key areas of identity, influence, income and impact.

I am currently Director of External Engagement for SAT-7 UK, a satellite and digital media network, broadcasting across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

I am a member of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF), Social Value UK and the Society of Authors (SoA). I write a column for Sorted Magazine and am a children's author published with Wacky Bee Books. In 2018 I launched 'Little Elephants® – books and gifts for every season', a new online retail and wholesale business.

(m): 07498784145
(e): martin@makingsense.life

Mums and Dads share about our products

@allmumstalk review

"I love when I find a book which says it all...All that I feel but I don't have the skill to put into words myself 💚#loveelelephantbooks are exactly the kind of books that capture it all: warm feelings, a good story, a creative repetition to help them remind & learn faster, and all these lead to the little ones' excitement to ask to be read the book over and over again..."

@daddownload review

"The book Ava’s been reaching for recently is the excellent My Dad will do from the Little Elephants range. Without giving away any spoilers, It’s a story of a little elephant’s journey through being small and how Dad is always there to lend a helping hand (…or trunk) :)."

@holly_pips review

"My favourite time of day is reading stories with these two. ‘Little Elephant’s Big Year’ is all about the different seasons and is just beautifully written and illustrated. Autumn is our favourite with fireworks and conkers (or ‘bonkers’ as Milo calls them!😂) Reading with them every day has definitely inspired Pip’s love of reading and now Milo is big enough to enjoy it too!"

"I’ve been privileged to work with organisations, networks and events as a volunteer, employee, consultant, trustee and speaker. Together we’ve formed partnerships that have delivered impact, increased influence and strengthened identity, creating strong and lasting relationships along the way. Organisations include: Arcola Theatre, A Rocha UK, Bless Network, BRF, ChildAid, CMS, Faith to Share, Faith to Faith Trust, Global Connections, Nigerian Chaplaincy, Oxford Youth Works, SAT-7 UK, Spring Harvest, The Writers’ Advice Centre for Children’s Books, Torch Trust, Urban Expression, Viva - together for children, World Vision UK.”
Martin Thomas - Charity director, consultant and founder of Little Elephants