Research and proposal development for a children's charity
June 2013 - present: working one day per week, I provide an extra pair of fundraising hands to the Director, raising funds for core costs, projects, evaluations, resources and dissemination, predominantly from trusts and foundations but also through e.g. Radio 4 Appeal and The Big Give. Funds secured from a variety of organisations, including £190,000 from the Education Endowment Foundation.
Research and proposal development for a national learning disabilities charity
June 2016 - October 2017: researching donors and submitting proposals for an innovative project to reduce loneliness and isolation in adults with learning disabilities. This included securing £179,000 from the Big Lottery Fund over three years.
Developing a proposal for an international healthcare charity
October 2015: three days spent developing a proposal template for a particular project, that could then be adapted for various donors, according to their requirements.
Research and proposal development for a local mental health charity
Various projects from January 2015 - April 2017: I researched donors for core, project and capital costs and drafted proposals for submission. Funds secured from funders including the Leathersellers' Company, the Mercers' Company, Youth Social Action Fund and The Progress Foundation.
Proposal support for a London-based charity concerned with community gardening
Various projects from October 2015 - present: researching donors and supporting the Director and Project Manager with submitting proposals for core and project costs.
Staff training for an international development organisation
November 2014: providing one day's training to a new fundraising recruit. I explained the nature of trusts and foundations; how to research suitable prospects; how to draft a case for support and tailor information to different donors; how to manage relationships.