We have been working with charities and businesses for many years. We have an excellent understanding of what companies are looking for from charity proposals and can help your organisation develop a successful corporate fundraising strategy.
Abbey Solutions can help your organisation develop lasting relationships with companies. We can help you realise donations or sponsorship from companies within a few months and prepare your charity for a potential Charity of the Year bid. We have supported both large national charities and much smaller regional organisations.
How we work – First Step
We will carry out an assessment of whether your charity is in a position to raise money from companies. The cause is important but it is vital that the organisation is “company ready”. For example, do you have an up to date website? (It is amazing how many are out of date or not mobile friendly). Do you have a relevant social media presence and is it kept up to date? Are your Trustees, staff and volunteers ready to engage with companies? and are you ready to invest in this funding stream?
We will assess your current corporate fundraising plan. If you do not have one, we can help develop a 12 month critical path to get you going. If there is a resource issue, we can step in and help you with developing proposals. We can contact companies on your behalf. We try to be as hands-on as possible. Writing a strategy and walking away is not what we do.
Lead in times. How long does it take before a company is on board?
It’s a question we are often asked. The answer is; it entirely depends on what your proposal is for. If you are thinking charity of the year, then this can take anything up to 3 years. If it is sponsorship for an annual event, anything from 3 to 12 months. Small donations within a few months are possible. Of course there are always exceptions.
We recently supported a new charity founded by Susan George, the actress, by securing sponsorship for an event at the Dorchester Hotel London. This took just 2 weeks to secure.
How we can help
- Assess current fundraising plan
- Detailed research matching your USP and work with the company’s services, profile and market
- Support with writing bids and Charity of the Year proposals
- Support with presentations to companies
- Carry out thorough health checks on corporate fundraising departments
- Prepare corporate fundraising plans
- Provide bespoke training for corporate fundraising staff
- Charity of the Year
- Sponsorship for events
- General corporate giving
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org