Head Office - Suffolk
Charity Fundraising Ltd
2A Deben Mill Business Centre
Old Maltings Approach
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01394 610581
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Charity Fundraising Ltd
65 King's Cross Road
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Tel: 0207 2394969
We work with Charities across the UK from our two office locations and home-based consultants.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some frequently asked questions
Our consultancy services are charged per job or per day. Once we have an understanding of a client’s needs, we will provide a costed proposal for them to consider. We strive to offer excellent value for money and our client feedback confirms we achieve this. Our fees fairly represent the value of our experience and remain highly competitive in relation to the fees charged by many other Fundraising Consultants.
No, Charity Fundraising Ltd only works on a day fee basis and advises trustees / management of charities to avoid commission arrangements with professional fundraisers. Our professional body, the Institute of Fundraising also strongly recommends against commission arrangements.
Our fees tend to represent between 5 – 20% of total funds raised for our clients however we cannot make any guarantees in this respect. Our best result to date has been grant income of over 100 times our fees. We aim to ensure good value by only working for clients at a level that is appropriate and affordable to their organisation. We will only work with a prospective client if we are confident that we can achieve success for them. Working with Charity Fundraising Ltd also offers additional intangible benefits such as developing management and fundraising skills and procedures in house and supporting long term strategy development. Fundraising is becoming increasingly competitive but our knowledge and experience built up over many years enables us to give your campaign the best possible chance of success.
We provide a more limited range of services to small and start-up organisations. In most cases we recommend one of our training courses, however, we can also provide business planning / fundraising strategies. Small or start-up charities without a track record of successful service delivery and financial management tend to attract only small grants and donations. Therefore in many cases it will not be cost effective to use a consultant to provide fundraising services for these organisations. For locally focussed community organisations, free support and advice is usually available through your nearest council for voluntary service. A directory of these is available from NAVCA. The Charity Commission can also offer advice on incorporating and registering as a charity.
Yes, we have a lot of experience supporting Social Enterprises in business planning, training, fundraising and generating income. We will also consider sources of finance that are particularly suited to social enterprises, such as loans and venture philanthropy.
We have a whole team of consultants with experience across a huge range of the voluntary and not-for-profit sector. Charity Fundraising Ltd has provided consultancy services to well over 200 organisations and delivered training to countless more. Some of our previous clients are listed on our website but please get in touch for specific relevant examples. Specific thematic areas in which our consultants have extensive experience, include:
- Health including mental and physical disability and autism
- Welfare of the young, elderly and disadvantaged including BME groups
- Education, particularly for disadvantaged groups
- International Development
- Work with offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending
- Drug and alcohol misuse
Yes, however we do get a lot of enquiries about our services, so to prevent our existing clients from getting inundated with reference requests we ask prospective clients not to contact these until the final stages of agreeing a contract. At this stage we are happy to provide named referees and contact details.
No, we work with clients across the UK and beyond. Outside the UK our work tends to be mainly with large, well established organisations.