Choosing a consultant, trainer or facilitator can be a daunting business. You might find yourself asking:
- How do I make sure they have the right expertise?
- Do they have a good reputation?
- Will I get on with them?
- Will I deal with the same person all the time?
- Is the service value for money?
- Will there be unexpected charges on the invoice?
So, when I set up my consultancy about 20 years ago after many years of being on the ‘other side’ employing consultants, my first decision was to make sure that everything I do has the best interest of charities in mind.
So, what do you get when you work with me?
- Over 40 years in the voluntary sector specifically fundraising, governance and management.
- Experience working for and with organisations ranging from well know national names (NSPCC, RNIB, Salvation Army) to small and medium charities (Chain of Hope, British Hen Welfare Trust)
- A wealth of experience as a volunteer (I am currently an employee nominated trustee of RNIB’s retirement benefit scheme and Chair of a small grant-making trust)
- A wide perspective based on experience outside the sector (I have been a Non Executive Director in the NHS and currently an independent chair of NHS appeal panels.)
- A commitment to best practice – I am a Fellow and Diploma level member of the Institute of Fundraising a member of their Nominations Committee.
- No surprises when it comes to your invoice (except pleasant ones!)
- A cost effective solution based on your needs
- Sound, practical and ‘implementable’ support