While there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to fundraising, there are common themes to successfully raising money.
A funding pitch is compelling if it communicates what you do, along with the expected impact on those you seek to help through a gift. Effective prospect research needs to focus not just on identifying those who have wealth, but also their warmth, and your access to them.
KSFM’s team of fundraising professionals can help you match your case, the what, with the who to ensure your fundraising is as strong as possible. Too often fundraising fails because charities have an incomplete understanding of these paradigms. Compelling fundraising looks beyond simply matching your outputs with a prospect’s wealth.
We offer every client a free, entirely no obligation, two-hour consultancy session to explore how we can help you fundraise more effectively and grow. To find out more, speak to the team directly on 020 7566 4000.
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Many charities do not have the capacity or expertise to write their own bids. They are either inexperienced in this area, are fire-fighting and trying to keep their heads above water or have reduced staff numbers and therefore just do not have capacity. Many are unsure which grants are available to them.
Our bid-writing service was launched in response to the Coronavirus crisis. It will help not for profit organisations gain access to desperately needed grant funds during this time. It guides charities through putting together compelling bids quickly as they respond to the crisis. We also advise on which grants to apply for so charities do not waste time applying for grants they are not eligible for.
Having a diverse and experienced team, we can help charities understand and articulate the fundamental aspects of a grant application, such as the budget (including costing this effectively), social impact and an effective ‘ask’.
Who we can help
Any charity in a position to respond to the Coronavirus crisis and those that are going to be affected. Grants are not necessarily the right solution for every charity or project and neither are they always a quick fix. If applying for grants is not the right approach, we can help you consider other options and income streams.
How we can help
Members of our fundraising team including impact and finance experts will ensure your submission is as compelling and convincing as possible. We work on specific applications as directed by you, or propose suitable funders that we can then approach on your behalf.
If you would like to speak to one of the team about effective bid-writing or are interested in a 30-minute pro bono session, please fill in the contact form below.