Fundraising Research Service

Successful and rewarding fundraising depends on developing good relationships with donors and supporters. Donor prospect research helps charities to build and maintain those good relationships.

Prospect research can be very time-consuming and complex. Each piece of research needs to be tailored to the individual prospect being researched and  relevant to the requirements of your organisation.

The good news is Charity Fundraising Ltd is here to help. Our donor prospect research service can save you time and effort, as well as increasing your chances of fundraising success.

Prior to undertaking research, we ensure we have a thorough understanding of your organisation and your funding needs. This ensures that opportunities are aligned to your vision and mission. We also assess the funders of peer or competing organisations, as well as internal organisational links to funding prospects as part of this work.

Our research databases and publications, as well as many years’ experience in professional fundraising, enable us to produce tailored listings of extensive funding opportunities appropriate for any organisation or project. We can include funding opportunities available from: Grant-making trusts, Companies, EU, Lottery, Government and Local Authority, and High Net Worth Individuals.

Our fundraising research consultants will check any application procedures, deadlines, donors’ priorities and eligibility criteria on your behalf. We can also enquire directly if appropriate, discussing your organisation’s objectives and proposals with potential donors in order to pave the way for your proposals.

Our research will then be presented in line with your requirements and preferences, but usually in an MS Excel Workbook with an accompanying report. This will contain relevant contact information, typical donation sizes, comparator analysis, web addresses, recommendations, specific comments to consider and all of the information you need to start developing asks and proposals. All in line with GDPR regulations and requirements.

If you would like to find out more about our professional prospect research service, then please contact us today.


They are excellent especially making sure you are applying to the correct funders and ensuring the criteria is correct.

− Stewart McKegg, Chief Executive, Crossroads Care Cumbria