Fundraising Consultants Scotland


Fundraising – planning – interim management

We provide a full range of fundraising, strategic planning and communications’ consultancy, as well as interim management to Scottish charities and social enterprises with experience in Covid-19 emergency fundraising.

Our Scottish consultancy is run by Penny Cole, supported by Zoe Strong and Deidra Anne Baker. Together they have over 60 years experience in the third sector in the UK and the United States. They have all had hugely successful careers specialising in fundraising, strategic planning and communications, working for some of the UK’s leading organisations, including the NCVO,  Quarriers, United Response and Stonham Housing. More about our consultants here.

We are based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. We are working with charities in the major cities and highlands.  See our clients below.


Our key areas of expertise include:


  • Trust/Foundation fundraising and research (Bid writing/pipeline development)
  • Strategic planning for the now and tomorrow
  • Corporate fundraising (Pipeline development and approach)
  • Legacy development and implementation
  • Major Gift Fundraising development and implementation
  • Lottery fundraising and project analysis
  • Government bid writing and partnership development
  • Interim fundraising and communications management

We have worked with both local and national Scottish charities and have charity and fundraising consultants based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.


What makes us different?

We never take on assignments where we feel we cannot make a real difference and add value to the work the organisation is doing. We always carry out a free appraisal of your project/organisation and if we feel the goals are unrealistic or outside our scope of expertise we will tell you. Our lottery success is currently running at 100% (2020).


Some of the Scottish charities we are supporting


Transition Extreme
A unique award-winning youth charity which uses extreme sports to support young people to make positive life transitions and take an active role in their own personal development. Our role: Trust Fundraising


Safe Strong and Free
The Safe Strong and Free Project (SSF) is a Primary Abuse Prevention Programme. It is a Highland charity which aims to reduce the vulnerability of young children to abuse and assault. During the closure of schools the services they run have been critical in keeping children safe. Our role: Lottery Trust Fundraising

A leading Scottish social care organisation. Our role: Interim management and business development


Befriend a Child
Supporting disadvantaged children and young people. Our role: Foundations and Trust Fundraising


Muirhead Outreach Partnership
Supporting vulnerable children and their families. Our role: Foundation Fundraising


For further details of our fundraising consultants in Scotland and the full range of services for charities and not for profit organisations, please contact: