Philanthropy is about relationships. Whether you’re aiming your campaign at individual donors, trusts or big corporations, it all comes down to people relating to people.
We know what gets results, and our range of services reflects the experience we can bring to bear on your campaign. We offer you flexible, relevant and individual guidance.
Feasibility Studies - We will assess and advise on the feasibility of your fundraising goals, your strengths, and your resources. We will help you explore the potential for using your audience, service user or supporter networks for fundraising.
Planning - We will work with you to develop a dynamic strategy tailored for capital or major gift fundraising, grant seeking, asking businesses for support, and approaching wealthy individuals.
Systems - A successful fundraising campaign is nothing without effective processes often run using up-to-date computer software. We will assess your systems for you and advise on affordable applications that will allow you to research and track your prospects as well as manage your all-important relationships with donors.
Research - How do you find out who will give you money? We can advise you on the best research techniques available to identify these key people using our in-house expertise or through one of our expert consultants.
Case writing - Let us make your case for you. We can script your case for support, write highly-effective applications on your behalf and work out what switches your potential donors on by targeting their specific needs, interests and objectives.
Leadership and counsel - Let us be part of your team where necessary – we can take the strain out of how to tackle your campaign in a new way, or simply be your sounding board when you want to test out a new approach.
Training - We can offer you detailed and thorough training in all aspects of fundraising.
We work in partnership with you to achieve your philanthropic goal. Our comprehensive experience says we can make your campaign work.
Take a closer look at how we can help you.
These are thumbnail descriptions of some of the fundraising consulting projects we have undertaken during more than a decade of consulting.
Advising a New Zealand boys school and drafting the essential policies and procedures, including gift acceptance and recognition as they prepared for their first capital campaign.
Working with an Australian local government regional art gallery planning and providing advice to council staff and campaign volunteers on all matters related to managing their campaign for a gallery extension.
Conducting a capital campaign feasibility study for a school in India and advising on how to proceed with the next steps .
Advising an Australian theatre festival on what to do to find sustainable streams of revenue from grants, sponsorship and philanthropic gifts.
Interviewing board members and potential major donors for a youth orchestra then coaching the fundraising manager on how to engage them in the fundraising program.
Interviewing the fundraisers and donors involved in a capital campaign for a boys school and presenting a report to their board on lessons learned and recommendations for future planning.
Examining the current community engagement and fundraising practice at an Australian girls school including by interviewing staff, parents and old girls and recommending changes.
Interviewing and conducting a workshop for board members and senior leadership of an Australian Indigenous College then writing a preliminary case for philanthropic support.
Providing gift asking training for faculty fundraising managers at an Australian university.
Appraising the exisiting donor management systems, making recommendations for improvement then running a workshop for an Australian university development team.
Setting up and recruiting a team for a new development office, introducing new fundraising systems, recruiting a campaign board, managing fundraising events and advising on communications strategy for the Library's inaugural capital campaign.
Managing the development and alumni relations team and developing the case for support for the university library campaign, identifying and engaging new major gift prospects, and improving internal fundraising procedures while managing the development and alumni relations.
Advising and assisting the Vice President for University Development on establishing systems, policies, procedures and engaging and training staff in a completely new international, post-graduate university.
Advising and training arts organisations on managing relationships with the private sector; and promoting AbAF's (now Creative Partnerships Australia) partnership and volunteering programs, matching the private corporate sector with the arts.