My 20 years of work experience is varied. I have worked for big corporations, small non-profits and global NGOs. Since 2009, I have served the international development community specializing in project management, volunteer programming, resource development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). My career had also taken me around the world and I have specialized knowledge of the humanitarian sectors in the US, UK, Spain and South East Asia. I have lived in each of these locations.
I have a special passion for volunteer and employee engagement programs, whether it's professional or unskilled opportunities, long term assignments or single day events. I also love developing global service trips that enable volunteers to visit new places where they can engage with locals, share experiences and truly make a difference.
I also have significant fundraising experience with a focus on corporate partnerships. I'm able to help NGOs define their development strategy and simplify operations. In addition, I assist corporate CSR teams in identifying and evaluating suitable NGO partners and programs to create shared value.
Working with so many volunteers and donors also means lots of travel to remote project locations around the world. With this, comes requests to bring back photos and stories for organizations to use in newsletters and on social media. This has led me to turn my photography hobby into a professional practice by taking masters level courses at IED Madrid - one of the top 10 photography programs in the world.
I now specialize in humanitarian photography and my background in NGO work helps me relate easily to the people and communities I'm photographing. I'm able to capture relevant images and stories that resonate with supporters and align with organizational priorities while providing sensitivity to the subjects I'm working with. As a published writer, I provide written narrative to accompany the photos.
Disclaimer - All photograph's are the property of Lynn Spreadbury and may not be reproduce without permission. Photographs were taken and posted with permission of the subjects whenever possible, and are used solely for non-commercial purposes.