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.
Fundraising Consultants helped Micah Challenge articulate their Case for Support, target the right funders and ensure their funding bids were concise and powerful. We have worked with a number of consultants, many of whom have struggled to ‘get’ what we are really about. Sarah took the time to actively listen to us and quickly grasped the key issues we are facing. They understood the support we required, helping us articulate our work effectively. We greatly appreciated both the speed and quality of their work, and they regularly went the extra mile. We have no hesitation recommending them to others.
Sarah joined halow as an external consultant a couple of years ago, and has been an exceptional asset to our team. She is very professional and experienced and has managed our trusts work very successfully. The strategic advice has been hugely helpful and she is always a pleasure to work with.