Periodic Consulting

There are many reasons why clients choose to engage us to provide periodic or ad hoc fundraising consultancy services, rather than request a comprehensive study, strategy review or a full-time campaign manager.

The key elements of periodic fundraising support

Whilst this varies from client to client, our consultancy services will often include:


Why clients engage periodic or ad hoc consultancy services

It could be that they already have a large, very experienced in-house fundraising team, able to pick up many of the specialist fundraising tasks that consultants are usually asked to provide. In these cases, we offer a tailored, step-by-step partnership that complements existing strengths and injects clarity or momentum when it’s needed.

The advantage of periodic consultancy is that it delivers knowledge and expertise without the need to add to the full-time payroll of the fundraising department. Gifted’s expertise covers all aspects of fundraising from major gifts to grant applications, community campaigns to events.

National Lottery Fund applications

We also offer a service to help you benefit from our expertise in planning and submitting major applications to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. If you’ve never completed an application before, or you’ve struggled to find success with this key grant-maker, you may be interested in engaging us to provide specialist guidance that will set you on your way. 

Campaign development support

You may have a sizeable in-house development team, but are also planning a major capital fundraising project in addition to meeting your essential annual revenue costs. In this situation, it makes sound business sense to invest in some short-term additional resource to help deliver the capital campaign, which could be hands on major gifts fundraising, or mentoring and training your in-house team to develop the new skills required.

Project Development

New fundraising initiatives require careful planning and the appropriate delivery mechanisms. Often your existing team may not have previous experience of such initiatives and therefore the best solution may well be to bring in periodic support to ensure that the programme is ready at the right time and with the right impact.

The key benefits

  • Supports your existing fundraising staff with expert advice and guidance when they need it most.
  • Strengthens grant success with major funding bodies like the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
  • Provides short-term additional back-up when planning or delivering a capital fundraising campaign.
  • Helps to ensure that new projects or programmes benefit from wider knowledge and experience.

"Whilst we have a dedicated team of volunteers at St Paul’s, we did not know how to go about raising the funds we need for our project. The training and mentoring package we’ve had from Amy has been so valuable. Not only have we gained new skills to take forward for the future, but we have benefitted greatly from the specialist knowledge about what is required for applications which Amy has given us."
Rev. Michael Woodcock, Parish priest at St. Paul’s, Witherslack

"The planning of Dippy on Tour North West has been fun, inspiring and challenging all at the same time. We enlisted Gifted to add extra capacity to our team for this major project and their professional guidance has been invaluable in shaping and delivering our plans." 
Darren Grice, Deputy Chief Executive, Link4Life

"Gifted is helping us to steer a course for a new generation of giving at the Goldsmiths’ Company. Throughout our long history, philanthropic giving has always been central to what we have stood for. We are grateful for Andrew’s insights and advice on how best to ensure that we inspire our members so that we can continue to be relevant contributors to national life."
Sir David Reddaway, Clerk, The Goldsmiths’ Company