Sarah and her colleague Charmaine recently undertook a piece of work for our charity, creating a case for support and refreshing our pipeline of prospects. They have both been brilliant to work with and have already given us a huge amount of valuable insight from just a few days’ work. Though fundraising is really competitive at the moment, they boosted our confidence and suggested a few avenues we might pursue that we hadn’t otherwise considered.
In a short space of time Fundraising Consultants helped us clarify and plan what we already knew. But they also shone a spotlight on factors we had not even considered, helping us rethink our communication style, focus on our audience and plan our fundraising strategy carefully. All this with a huge helping of inspiration and hope, keeping us motivated in challenging times. Just the boost of expertise we needed – I highly recommend them!
We recently asked Sarah to carry out an audit of our trust fundraising and to seek her professional advice about how we could make some improvements to this area of our work. We found Sarah to be an excellent resource, combining her wealth of experience, her strategic insights and her warm and engaging manner. Inviting a consultant in and exposing organisational weaknesses can be a rather daunting exercise but we found that Sarah brought empathy and understanding which made it far easier to go through the process. At the end of three days’ work, Sarah delivered a comprehensive report which covered a range of issues from the strategic to the operational and raised some key areas where change was needed. We hope to be able to further engage Sarah as we work through her recommendations and just wanted to say a huge thank you!
We started working with Sarah in 2020 to get her help to develop a focused fundraising strategy for the organisation. Through clear communication, insight, experience and a strong dose of reality, we now have a robust fundraising plan in place. We look forward to continuing to work with Sarah over the coming year.
Charmaine is a motivated, dynamic and committed individual with very considerable experience and skills in the voluntary sector, including fundraising, project management, frontline operational youth work, leadership, outcome reporting, preparing cases for support and bid writing. I have worked with Charmaine over the past 6 years during which time she has always worked with enthusiasm, energy and commitment. I have no hesitation in recommending Charmaine for a leading role in any voluntary or fundraising organisation. She is an excellent team player and communicator.