Mary Dobson | LYCP

Mary Dobson

 Founder | LYCP

Mary founded London Young Charity Professionals (LYCP) in 2014, noting a lack of support for London-based young professionals working in the charity sector. Alongside a day job managing NSPCC Special Events, she launched the network with regular, free-to-attend networking drinks, creating an informal, friendly space for members to be able to share ideas, challenges and to support each other.

The network gained 1,500 LinkedIn members within the first six months and a stellar committee of two. Last year Mary organised ‘LYCP Inspirationals’, featuring seven sector-leading charity CEOs, including Barbara Frost, Ciaran Devane and Mark Goldring, each talking about their five greatest failures.

Sold out, and supported by The Guardian, Blackbaud & Harris Hill, the series provided an unrivalled opportunity for young professionals to be inspired and motivated by leading lights.

Recently named one of Eventbrite’s top 100 movers & shakers in the Events Industry, she’s “frequently touted as one to watch!”


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