4 reasons to use Fundraising Consultants
In the last few years, the UK charity and not-for-profit sector has experienced significant change, adjusting/readjusting to Covid and its aftermath, and responding to changing and increasing needs. Using fundraising consultants to help you progress your plans and achieve your aims can make sense in the current climate.
Here are 4 reasons why your organisation might consider working with a fundraising consultant at the moment:
1. Recruiting fundraising staff is challenging right now. Organisations maybe struggling to find the right people, having gone through a number of costly recruitment rounds. Consultants can provide interim cover or a longer-term solution, hitting the ground straight away and getting on with the job that is needed.
2. Avoid long-term risk. If you are adapting your fundraising function or developing a new programme, using a consultant limits your commitment. You can trial what’s viable and then plan what’s right for your organisation going forward.
3. Access an external perspective. Consultants provide an external perspective that enables them to ask searching questions, make suggestions and bring fresh ideas. They can offer solutions to long-standing problems and provide expertise that secures the buy-in of all your stakeholders.
4. Gain from added value. Good consultants bring a wealth of experience and a holistic approach that means your organisation often benefits from more than just the defined brief. For example, establishing the organisational foundations for successful fundraising, will strengthen strategic development. Addressing what makes a fundable organisation can lead to development of new plans to reach out to current and new audiences.
Craigmyle Fundraising Consultants has a team of consultants who provide expertise tailored to each client that draws upon our consultants’ hands-on experience of strategy and implementation, collective team knowledge and our 60-year track record.
If you want to discuss how Craigmyle Fundraising Consultants can help your organisation, get in touch.