As members of the Institute of Fundraising, we are bound by its strict guidelines, and strictly adhere to the ethical, moral and professional tenets of this, our governing body. As members, we are assessed every year on our performance by peers in order to retain membership, and we have the full support of a fundraising mentor from whom we are encouraged to seek support and advice on a regular basis. We also serve in our own right as peers and advisors to our fellow colleagues at the Institute.
We have a proven track-record of funding ability which covers the full spectrum of fundraising from Grant-Making Trusts and government grants to small county shows and proactive community involvement. We have had distinctive success, in particular, at large capital appeals.
Between us, we have raised over £1.5 million in the recent years.
We are self-employed, and therefore do not incur PAYE, National Insurance, Holiday or Sick-Pay payments from our clients.
We have good networking contacts with many of the major funding bodies in the UK.
We work on an hourly basis – not commission. We charge a flat-rate fee that is highly competitive in the current fundraising consultancy climate. So – whether you want to raise £2 million or just £2,000 for a community project, you will be charged the same rate for the hours we expend on your behalf (we additionally charge a small expense for any mileage incurred in carrying out duties for clients).
We have a good reputation for providing both potential funders and the general public with professional and engaging presentations. These will be designed to suit the individual needs of your charity as required.
We have a strong track record and contact base within the Cumbrian media family. We are therefore well-placed to advise you on any press-releases or media campaigns your organisation wishes to pursue.