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
- Gloucester Cathedral
- King Edward VI Camphill School for Boys
- Kent Surrey & Sussex Air ambulance Service
- Kissing It Better
- Leeds Hospitals' Charity
- Malvern St James Girls' School
- MCC Foundation
- Myton Hospice
- NorthCare Charity
- Rochdale Development Agency
- Rochdale Music Service
- St Olaf's Church Wasdale
- St Mary's Church Dalton
- Seacombe United Reformed Church
- Solihull School
- 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
- Warwickshire College
- Wren Hall
- Youth Adventure Trust
Strategy Reviews and Development Audits
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Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust
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