ETHICAL, AFFORDABLE SUPPORT FOR CHARITIES, CICS AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Fundraising, Development & Impact Reporting
For new and growing organisations, taking the first steps towards sustainable development can be daunting. I can help you explore and clarify your strategy and prepare your business plan.
Evaluation, Outcomes and Impact Monitoring
It is important to be able to demonstrate to funders the value of the work they support. I can help you develop a tailored monitoring and evaluation plan which showcases the impact of your work on individuals, families and communities. I can also provide independent evaluation services.
Skills and Compliance Audits
Working in collaboration with boards, committees and steering groups, I can help prepare your organisation to meet the expectations of most major national funders, including the development of people, policies and procedures, communication and evaluation processes.
I can help your team develop activities and partnerships into achievable, realistic, measurable proposals with demonstrable social impact at the heart of the planning process.
Funding Portfolio Research and Development
Need a clearer idea of funding prospects for a project, strategy or community building? I can provide a tailored portfolio of grant-giving bodies, trusts and foundations, with details of deadlines, timescales, likely awards, best fit and priorities.
I specialise in crafting eloquent, well-researched cases for support, meticulously proof-read and compliant with application processes. From the classic one-page letter to multi-stage bids for six-figure sums, I can help you set out the change you want to generate and the impact you want to make.
I am a member of the Institute of Fundraising with a passion for positive social action which leaves a meaningful legacy. I have a proven track record in raising large sums in areas including education, youth work, counselling, advice work, capital projects, equality and diversity, mental and physical health, refugees and asylum seekers, performing arts, young parents and LGBTQI+ groups.
In addition to fundraising, I specialise in organisational and project development, evaluation, outcomes and impact reporting. I have a broad range of knowledge, skills and contacts gained over 20 years’ experience in the arts and voluntary sectors.
TALK TO ME
Every organisation is different and each has its own challenges. All prospective clients receive a free telephone consultation which is used to develop a tailored package of practical support and strategies. Whether you need a long-term plan, a large-scale fundraising campaign or a single application, contact me to find out how I might be able to help you.
“It is a delight to work with Kaja; she has a tremendous understanding, empathy and knowledge of fundraising in the charitable, voluntary and arts sectors. Kaja has a great track record of securing vital funds for social sector organisations and providing project management oversight where it’s most needed.“
Justin Smith, Managing Director
"All in the Banana Link team were hugely impressed by Kaja's professional yet friendly manner. She took the time to understand our organisation by consulting with all staff and built an astute comprehension of our purpose and practice. The work Kaja achieved for us in a small number of days exceeded our expectations. She is thorough, very knowledgeable and highly skilled and we really cannot recommend her enough, especially to small scale operations who could benefit from her experience of their specific needs and challenges."
Jacqui Mackay, National Coordinator
Kaja has been a fantastic support to SWWB. She was instrumental in us achieving our first successful funding bid which will transform our small charity and allow us to finally appoint a full-time paid staff member to support our work. Kaja helped us define our organisations goals and clarify the purpose of our funding bid. She helped us shape our Job Description for the funding post and did many things outside her immediate role, such as connecting us with others who could support our charity.
Kaja also sourced many other potential funders whom we can follow up with in the future. Kaja was very flexible in terms of communication and phone calls as our charity is run by volunteers and we do much of our work outside office hours. SWWB would highly recommend Kaja for any charity considering applying for funding.
Lynn King, Founder and Chair