FUNDING & COMMUNICATIONS

The third sector is under increasing pressure from all sides. The demand for services is increasing, fundraising practices are under ever increasing scrutiny and supporters want funds to be spent more effectively and for strategic aims to be achieved.

It is a positive move for there to be more transparency in the third sector. However, this

combination coupled with the challenging economic environment we are working in

means that it is more important than ever to ensure your organisation has a strong case

for support, diverse income streams and a good strategic plan. Not to mention a team who

are all pulling in the same direction.

I offer a professional down to earth service to small/medium sized charities who want to

ensure they have solid foundations in place for whichever direction they may want to take.

You may be looking to grow your services, diversify your income streams or implement

cost saving efficiencies across the organisation. I can support you with strategic

planning, feasibility studies and by ensuring you have robust plans and infrastructure in 

place to move forward.

Having a strong case for support and being able to demonstrate the difference and impact

you are making as a third sector organisation has never been so important. Supporters

and funders (both existing and new) want to know that funds are being spent effectively

and that their support is making a difference. My experience of producing compelling information which demonstrates this ranges from community group appeals, trusts and foundation to major corporate partners and having an ‘external’ perspective can be key to having clear strong messages.

I am also able to support organisations on more practical aspects of fundraising, events and communications and have many years’ experience of securing large donations from trusts, foundations and companies including multiyear partnerships, reporting outcomes and providing evidence to encourage further funding and maximising site visits by key stakeholders and/or VIPs.

To arrange a free initial meeting with me to discuss your requirements please call or email so we can gain an understanding of the level of work that may be required. Work will be costed on a day rate or fixed fee basis mutually agreed in advance.