What income streams should you be investing in? How can you raise more un-restricted income? Why should you integrate fundraising with comms? What return on investment is it reasonable to expect ? How can you on-board the board? Have you got the right skills in your current team?
It can be hard when you are stuck in the detail to see the big picture. I can help you work through whatever strategic questions you are facing and create a deliverable strategy and action plan.
Big picture audits are a practical way to identify your potential opportunities. They can also be a great way team building vehicle, though they can also be done one-to-one. Either way, the end result will be a set of strategic recommendations to take your fundraising and communications forward.
Major Donor fundraising is about long-term relationship building. It is not a quick fix, It can be daunting but you don’t need to start with the The Sunday Times Rich List. Don't let imposter syndrome stop you from taking action!
I can mentor you through every stage of a major donor campaign. Together we can build a road-map, starting with your existing circles of support, so you can develop an authentic programme that will give you confidence and deliver results.
Effective trusts fundraising can build a pipeline of support but it requires a clear strategy; a compellingly argued case for support; strong reporting and sound long-term planning. I can help you craft that case for support, make applications with you, or for you, and create a clear, deliverable action plan.
A legacy gift can be transformative and the encouraging news is that they can come form any of your supporters. If you are not sure where to start I can help. If you are not sure when to start the answer is today as it takes a minimum of 4/5 years for legacy campaigns to bear fruit.
Unless they are set within a defined strategy with clear expectations (and budgets!) events can take a lot effort for little result. I can help you maximise opportunities from existing events and create new formats that will deliver what you need.
In 2022 as Director of External Engagement for L'Arche International I was responsible for the dissemination of the results of an external inquiry commissioned by L'Arche into the behaviour of founder Jean Vanier. I can help if you have questions about how to deliver comms in a transparent, sensitive way.