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What Support Do We Offer?

Charity Advice and Support ServicesWe bring extensive leadership experience in charities, and board level experience across the not for profit sectors. While four areas are highlighted below, the approach is holistic– the whole organisation needs to be aligned to deliver effective change. Do contact us about what you need support on within or beyond the areas below.

If we are not able to help ourselves, through our extensive networks we will try to connect you to someone who can.

Between us, and alongside our leadership experience, we bring specialist expertise in finance, leadership development, policy and public affairs and HR.

 

 

Strategy, change and culture

Do you need to develop a new strategy? What stakeholders should you engage and how? How long will it take? How does it relate to brand, positioning, culture? Do you need to develop a more positive culture – motivated, ambitious people delivering great results?

Here’s what we do:

  • Develop and deliver new strategies for charities
  • Design strategy processes, engaging key stakeholders and commissioning research
  • Deliver culture change, working with you, to ensure staff are motivated and achieve
  • Advise on brand development linked to strategic change.

Strategic income generation

Do you need to review and strengthen your income portfolio? Is it time to diversify? What should you invest and where, and when will you see the results? Should you major on traditional fundraising or do more social enterprise work?

Here’s what we do:

  • Advise on your income portfolio and how to balance it to manage risk
  • Advise which sources of income are most suited to your organisation, and which are unlikely to work for you
  • Support you to establish and grow new income streams
  • Develop your capacity to be more commercial in your activities, so that you can generate more fee income from selling products and/or services.

Sustainability

Sustainability and financial resilience combine strategy and focus with a review of your income generation profile, its strengths and challenges. How do you reduce costs, become more cost effective and maintain and develop services? How do you downsize and maintain motivation?

Here’s what we do:

  • Review your services and sources of income
  • Appraise strengths and weaknesses
  • Assess the competitive and collaborative environment
  • Advise on maintaining morale through change.

Patient, carer and public engagement in health

Are you wondering how best to involve patients, carers, citizens in your work? Are you fearful about what will result? Are you unsure where or how to start?

Here’s what we do:

  • Advise on or develop your strategy for involving patients, carers, citizens in your work
  • Support implementation of patient, carer and public engagement
  • Train and support staff in delivering patient, carer and public engagement.

Interim leadership

Do you need someone to “hold the fort” while you recruit? Or perhaps someone to lead change prior to a permanent solution? There are many reasons why an interim postholder may make sense.

Here’s what we do:

  • We take on interim management assignments, usually part-time, to support your charity or organisation through change.