A Gifted partnership starts with some attentive listening - so our first step is to find out about you and your fundraising story.
What you can also expect is a readiness to develop a fundraising strategy that is the most effective for your needs, and not one previously designed for some other organisation who looks a bit like you.
Gifted Philanthropy is probably the most experienced start-up fundraising consultancy on the market. Our Directors have proven track records of working in successful partnerships with charities and not-for-profits across the UK. We are well-versed in providing timely and succinct advice on the protocol of making major gift approaches and developing six and seven figure Heritage Lottery Fund bids, as well as the detailed planning of capital fundraising campaigns.
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"We have a project that we need to fund as soon as possible. How do we know what’s achievable?”
The Study is the best place to begin. It’s a qualitative process that assesses the readiness of your project for fundraising, identifies sources of funding and the volunteer leadership needed to fundraise for your specific project. Conducted by one of our Directors and team of researchers, the study will clearly establish where the money is and how best to get it as well as offer refinements to your case for support so that it is attractive and relevant to major individual and institutional supporters and the wider community.
Fundraising Strategy Reviews
“What is the most appropriate focus for our fundraising efforts over the next few years?”
The Review can help you understand what your emerging challenges and opportunities are, then plan for how you are going to address them. Our Directors will work with you to respond to these key questions, moving from the development of a coherent strategy to the delivery of an actionable fundraising plan.
“Do we have the right leadership, professional skills and fundraising case in place to achieve our funding goals?”
The Audit takes a disciplined approach to assessing your existing fundraising performance. The process tests the efficacy of your income generation techniques to build and enhance donor relationships. It also thoroughly scrutinises your established processes to strengthen and maintain the trust of donors.
Our Directors lead a professional team that can conduct an intensive, one-day audit of a particular funding stream through to a more comprehensive audit of a complete fundraising and development plan.
“Having tested the feasibility of our plans, how do we now implement them as efficiently as possible to raise the funds we need?”
Volunteer-led, person-to-person major gift or capital campaigns are designed to raise as much money as possible, as quickly as possible from (initially) the fewest number of prospects, for a specific project or programme.
These campaigns demand detailed planning; the design of an attractive and urgent ‘Case’; clear prospect identification and the enlistment of influential, volunteer leaders to give and get gifts at the levels needed to achieve the target.
Working alongside your fundraising staff, delivering a major-gift or capital campaign usually involves the on-site placement of one or more of our experienced campaign managers within your organisation.
If you’d like to talk about your organisation’s needs, please don’t hesitate to contact one of Our Directors for an informal discussion.