There are many reasons why clients choose periodic fundraising consultancy services, rather than request a comprehensive study, strategy review or a full-time campaign manager.
Why clients engage periodic or ad hoc consultancy services
It could be that you 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.
National Lottery 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, the National Lottery Community Fund, or Sport England. If you’ve never completed an application before, or you’ve struggled to find success with these key grant-makers, you may be interested in engaging us to provide specialist guidance that will set you on your way.
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.
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.
Sometimes our clients want to focus on skills development. Through our suite of training packages, we can upskill both volunteer leadership and in-house development teams on topics such as asking and bid writing.
The key elements of periodic fundraising support
Whilst this varies from client to client, our consultancy services will often include:
Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust
Bolton NHS Charitable Foundation
British School at Rome
Canterbury Cathedral Trust
Christ Church Ardsley
Christ Church Dore
De Montfort University
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust
King Edward VI Camphill School for Boys
Kent Surrey & Sussex Air ambulance Service
Kissing It Better
Leeds Hospitals' Charity
Malvern St James Girls' School
Rochdale Development Agency
Rochdale Music Service
St Olaf's Church Wasdale
St Mary's Church Dalton
Seacombe United Reformed Church
Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation
St Mary's Collegiate Church Warwick
St Mary's Calne
St Paul's Witherslack
The Airey Neave Trust
The Bach Choir
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust
The King's School Macclesfield
The Lord Leycester Hospital
The Skinner's Company
Vintage Trains Charitable Trust
Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
Warwick Independent Schools' Foundation
Youth Adventure Trust
Strategy Reviews and Development Audits
Periodic Consulting resources
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To arrange a no-obligation discussion of your fundraising needs, contact [email protected]