What we do
Corporate fundraising is a key service of Abbey Solutions. We have been working with charities and businesses since 1999.
Our corporate fundraising consultants have an excellent understanding of what companies are looking for from charity proposals and can help your organisation develop a successful corporate fundraising strategy.
They have worked for major charities including, NSPCC, Marie Curie, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Combate Stress, SSAFA Forces Help, Shelter and many more.
We provide staff training, mentoring, developing bespoke action plans and talking to companies on your behalf.
Abbey Solutions can help your organisation develop lasting relationships with companies. We can help your charity realise donations or sponsorship from companies within a few months.
We can also prepare your charity for a potential Charity of the Year bid. We have supported both large national charities and much smaller regional organisations.
New to corporate fundraising? 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 has the resources to engage with companies.
We will assess your current corporate fundraising plan. If you do not have one, we can help develop a 12 month action plan 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.
Whenever we write a strategy we encourage you to take us on that journey, at least to begin with.
Lead in times. How long does it take before a company is on board?
It entirely depends on what your proposal is for. If you are thinking charity of the year, then this can take anything up to 2 years.
If it is sponsorship for an annual event, anything from 3 to 12 months. Small donations within a few months are possible.
Need to refine your corporate fundraising strategy?
We can provide one-to-one mentoring and support to groups to help develop an approach that will help you develop partnerships.
We can provide a full review of your current strategy and help you refine it to ensure your charity is ready for the post-pandemic world.
How we can help
- Detailed research matching your USP and projects with the company’s services, profile and market
- Support with writing bids and Charity of the Year proposals
- Support with engaging with companies
- Carry out health checks on corporate fundraising departments
- Prepare corporate fundraising plans
- Provide bespoke training for corporate fundraising staff
- Provide one-to-one mentoring
- Recruit corporate fundraisers
- Charity of the Year
- Sponsorship for events
- General corporate giving
One of our most successful campaigns we developed was supporting an ex-service charity that provides morale boosting support to troops that had recently returned from Afghanistan.
It was call “Buy our Boys a drink” and enabled troops with a voucher to receive one free pint or a soft drink in thousands of pubs across the UK.
A simple slogan that excited every single pub chain in the UK. We also secured the support of advertising agencies who provided free printing and advertising, bill boards to digital.
Major sports venues also came on board. Not only did it raise a lot of money, it also raised the profile of the charity.
Third Sector Corporate Fundraising