We have been working with charities and businesses for many years and have an excellent understanding of what companies are looking for from charity proposals.
Abbey Solutions can help your organisation develop lasting relationships with companies, whether it is a large national charity or local organisation.
How we work – First Step
We will carry out an assessment of whether your charity is in a position to fundraise from companies. It’s not so much the cause, but whether 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 (it is amazing how many are out of date or not mobile friendly).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? Are your Trustees, staff and volunteers ready to engage with companies? and are you ready to invest in this funding stream?
Whatever stage you are at 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 become your acting corporate fundraising department. We try to be as hands-on as possible.
Lead in times. How long does it take?
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. However there are always exceptions.
We recently helped a charity established by Susan George, the actress, by securing sponsorship for an event at the Dorchester Hotel. This took just a few 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 strategic 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