What our customers say about us...
Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager Young Enterprise
"Liz was really helpful in organising some bespoke one on one training for a member of our fundraising team. Topics for the training were discussed in advance and Liz producing some really engaging materials to support each session, which has definitely improved the confidence and skills of our team member. Thanks again for your help and for keeping me up to date throughout the training."
Director of Fundraising & Marketing Contact For families with disabled children
"Having been really impressed by Liz’s obvious fundraising knowledge and experience we asked for some very specific help with our Corporate Fundraising. What was wonderful was that Liz really listened to what our challenges were and what we were trying to achieve. She and her colleague responded in a really helpful and supportive way. The outcomes were some really practical tools, helpful advice and a clear steer on what to do next. We got exactly what we needed and that was so refreshing, as was the added value that Liz and her team brought with them. "
Trust Fundraising Officer - We Are Beams
"Just wanted to share something with you. At the end of June, I started applying to Trusts for funding for a refurbishment project for our respite centre. I’m proud to say that I have been successful and won 6 out of 7 applications! We have around £17,000 so far! I should hear back from a couple more trusts in the next couple of weeks. I’ve also been doing some case studies on the children and their families this week and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I did not know a thing about grant writing before I came on your course and I’m often referring to my notes and your slides for advice. So, I’d just like to thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and inspiring me to do the best for the charity."
Fundraising Director - Havens Hospice
"Lizzie has extensive experience across the charity sector, working at a very senior level to understand the voluntary sector, the fundraising mix and the strategic impact and implications of income generation. I have found Lizzie to be exceptional in her commitment to her clients. She is well known for putting her full heart into her job, and regularly going above and beyond the confines of her working hours and brief to deliver success for the organisation.
Lizzie’s ability as a consultant to manage multiple roles for different charities – one minute working sensitively with inexperienced fundraisers to coach them to better performance, the next writing highly strategic reports with implications for the whole charity – is particularly impressive. Lizzie is professional at all times – but also has a natural, disarming approach that puts people of all levels at ease. As a consultant, Lizzie is highly experienced at stepping into an unknown charity, and in a short timeframe understanding the client’s needs, assessing the situation and producing concise, strategic reports for Board level. I have been particularly impressed at the way Lizzie has been able to use her experience and skills from other charities to support her quick understanding and insight into our charity.
Lizzie is a confident and co-operative colleague, extremely popular with all those who have met her. My experience is that she will always go the extra mile to support her clients."
Vicar, St Anne’s Hoxton
"After months of worrying about how I could ever raise money to improve our local mission and outreach, we were put in touch with Fundraising Works. Liz and Scott have been tremendous: they are honest, supportive, encouraging, determined and hands-on in their fundraising approach. As a result of hard work from them, we have raised a much-needed sum of money to renovate our disabled shower and toilet facilities for our soup kitchen and homeless night shelter work. Without their support and skill, we would not have been able to achieve this. In this regard, I am now confident that we can work with them again to raise even more funds for much needed community-focussed projects for the local people of east London."
Chief Executive Officer, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
"Liz acted as interim fundraising director and then fundraising advisor for the best part of a year and at a time of some instability. Her combination of practical advice and challenge prompted us to reconsider many of our working practices and priorities and has set us on a firmer footing for the future. She certainly understands the fundraising business."
Director of Fundraising, Cardinal Hume Centre
"As a medium sized charity, with a good fundraising record, I was keen to push the team to expand their view of what might be possible. I asked Lizzie Haigh-Reeve from Fundraising Works to spend a day with us. I have known Lizzie for a long time and thought she would be the right person to help the team to celebrate what they have already achieved but also to encourage them to think beyond their existing work. And I wasn't wrong - we had such a great session with Lizzie. Her wide range of experience, including managing diverse teams of fundraiser, made her the perfect choice. She gave the team the opportunity to enjoy their current success while, at the same time, encouraging them to see ways in which we really can grow our income. I know my team would work with her again in a heartbeat and, from my point of view, as Director of Fundraising, I received a tailored-made session, which suited the needs and possibilities of our organisation perfectly."
Grants and Trusts Manager Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
"I just wanted to let you know that we've heard back from the XXXX Trust and have been awarded a very generous grant for core funding which is wonderful.
Thank you so much for your help with the application, your comments were so useful and I've used the text for a number of other applications since. I really appreciate your advice and taking the time to help"
Administrative Director, Myrtle Theatre Company
"When we started planning ways to fundraise for a project of ours to provide young adults who have a learning disability with creative workshops around a theatre production we knew we needed some expert help with this. We contacted Fundraising Works for guidance and Lizzie responded quickly to our enquiry. After an initial assessment meeting she had a real understanding of Myrtle Theatre Company's work and got to the root of the best way we could work together. A selection of trusts that were suitable to our needs were soon sourced for us to consider and practical advice given on the best way to develop the necessary proposals. Lizzie really helped us to tailor this campaign so that it works efficiently and effectively. We really look forward to working with Fundraising Works again."
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But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless"
- Jamie Paolinetti