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CONSULTANCY FOR CHARITIES

Our experienced advisers are here to help your charity or social enterprise build on your strengths so you can grow your impact.

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WHAT WE DO

We provide a bespoke consultancy service to charities of all sizes and at all stages of development.

We're experts in supporting charities to become financially sustainable and resilient, so that you can perform at your best and make a bigger impact.

Take a look at how we helped Lawrence Weston Community Farm in Bristol to develop their corporate supporter strategy...

WHY CHOOSE US

Experience

We're a leading, long-established charity ourselves, with decades of experience supporting organisations like yours to keep making an impact.

Insight and understanding

More than 16,000 UK not-for-profit organisations use our financial and fundraising services, giving us an excellent understanding of the sector.

We also work with 70% of FTSE 100 companies, around 3,000 major donors and manage nearly £2 billion of philanthropic capital.

All this means we're well placed to help you understand what motivates donors and how to attract support for your cause or area.

Catalyst for change

CAF leads high-profile campaigns, such as #GivingTuesday, engages policy-makers and produces widely respected research to help encourage and improve the climate for charitable giving.

We will draw on this world-class research and expertise in the sector to develop our proposal for you.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Strategic planning

We can help transform your ideas into strategies that will produce results over the long-term. We'll work with you to identify your options, deliver the agreed course of action and articulate the impact.

Diversifying your income

We can help you draw up a plan to strengthen cash flow, decide which untapped sources of funding offer the best potential and support you in developing a fundraising strategy to capitalise on these opportunities.

Board development

We can advise you on structuring and recruiting your board, make sure you're working together as a team, and review how well your organisation's governance meets its obligations.

HOW WE WORK WITH YOU

Whether you need help with a small project or are planning organisation-wide change, you can call upon as much or as little of our support as you need. Think of us as an extension of your team, offering insight and support in a number of areas. 

These are just some of the ways that we can work with you. Contact us for a chat about what we offer and how we can help you.

A critical friend

Use us as a sounding board to help test propositions and shape models or as a coach providing support for new members.

Workshops

We can facilitate interviews, focus groups or working parties to help you explore challenges or opportunities and consider potential options.

Research

We can undertake market and competitor analysis on your behalf to give you the insight you need make decisions.

FUNDING THIS WORK

As a charity ourselves we understand that it can be hard to justify spending your funds on consultancy work. We're here to help charities, not make money out of them, and so our fees are based fairly on your requirements.

Some of the charities we work with do pay from their own funds. However the majority have this work funded on their behalf and this may be something you wish to explore.

How charities funded our work in the last year

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Examples of our work

Lawrence Weston Community Farm

CASE STUDY

Planting seeds to grow a community

How we helped Lawrence Weston Community Farm in Bristol to develop their corporate donor strategy.

Find out what we did
Unseen case study

CASE STUDY

Developing a corporate support strategy

How we worked with Unseen to develop a corporate support strategy to help them continue deliver their impactful work.

Find out what we did
Empty Homes case study

CASE STUDY

Helping a charity to diversify their income

In 2017 we worked with Empty Homes to identify different ways they could generate funds.

Find out what we did

GET IN TOUCH

Call us on 03000 123 251 or fill out our contact us form. We'll then arrange a time for an informal discussion to go over what you might need.

MEET THE TEAM

Our team of charity advisers have a wealth of expertise advising charities. Find out more about us.

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NEED SOME HELP?

Get in touch with our charity consulting team.

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