Fundraising is changing. There are not only the traditional methods of fundraising available to your organisation, but new types of investment that are becoming more popular. It is a challenging environment for fundraising, we can help guide and support you to navigate through the fundraising landscape.
Social enterprise funding
Writing a business case for statutory partners
Traditional fundraising methods:
Bid writing – Do you need fundraising support?
We can write bids for a variety of funders including family trusts, statutory NHS and Local Authority providers, community trusts and large trusts and foundations including The Big Lottery Fund.
Extra time freed up from senior managers and an increase in fundraising activity.
Bid Reviews – Have you written a bid and would like me to check it over and suggest improvements to help you secure the funding you need?
Greater success in securing funding
Fundraising staff audits/review – Are your fundraising team meeting their targets? Have they been set any?
We can provide staff performance audits and coaching to help you get the best out of your team.
More motivated and confident staff improved systems and more successful applications.
Fundraising audits – Not sure how effective your fundraising is? Do you want to see if there are any areas you should be developing, I can do a comprehensive audit.
An increase in fundraising income through existing or new markets.
Fundraising Planning – If you have had a fundraising audit, We can help you to develop your fundraising plan.
Strategic business planning which ensures SMART targets are identified and reached by your fundraising team.
Case for support – What makes people give to your charity? What moves them? Is your case for support clear…do you have one?
An increase in donations from existing and new donors
Direct response – We will provide support in a wide area of direct response fundraising including what type of direct response is right for you, marketing, the case for support, media selection.
Increase in donations via a variety of direct response methods, online and offline.
Major donors – Who gives and why? How do you research major donors who may be open to your charities cause? We can provide advice on effective stewardship programmes, capital appeals and nature of the message to use.
Increase in giving by major donors, longer term relationships as a result of effective stewardship.
Corporate giving – Do you want to increase your income from businesses? How do you choose the right one? We can help you review or implement a corporate giving plan, including sponsorship, cause-related marketing, salary sacrifice and gifts in kind.
Increase in donations via a variety of corporate giving methods.
Fundraising teams – Are you a fundraising manager? If so what type of leader are you? Do you know how to get the best out of your team, do you need help of recruitment and selection or staff and volunteer training?
Improved motivation and income generation from your team.
Project planning and design – Have you identified a need or a gap in services that your charity wants to fill? Do you know there is a need but don’t know how to evidence it? We can help with the creative development of new large scale and small projects ready to present to a funder.
Extra time freed up from senior managers and a quality project plan that includes objectives, outcomes, evidence of need, clear budgeting and resourcing, evaluation and exit strategy.
Fundraising Standards – Do you have a fundraising policy? Would you like to improve the quality of your fundraising practice, I can assist with quality frameworks and policy design.
Recognition of improved fundraising practice and reduced risks of bad practice to the charity.
Legacies – You may be already running a successful legacy programme, or you may want to set one up. We can help to review your current practice or help you move into this arena if it is new to your charity.
Long term legacy programme established and an increase in pledges and donation via in Memorium methods.
Trust mailings – Are for charities who, have a fixed budget to spend on increasing the fundraising to their organisation or who are looking for core funding. Capital and project funding can be considered and do not have a large base of existing trust or foundation funders.