Consultancy Services

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Choosing a Consultant

In our opinion, most consultancy work depends on the experience of, and good working relations with, a particular individual consultant, whether they are part of a larger team or not. It is therefore difficult to give recommendations to consultancy firms as a whole. However, those listed here have earned their place in some way!

Management Development Network (see Further Contacts below) has a page on Choosing and briefing a management consultant or trainer.

Sector Specialists

Management consultancy, personnel, interim and project management

plus possibly communications, fundraising, financial, research.

Media support is on the Media services page, IT consultants on Technology Services page, etc.

Consultancy around specific issues, functions

  • Populo HR in Hampshire run by Dr Sonia Wilson.

Further Contacts

The Management Development Network is an organisation of/for independent management trainers and consultants in the sector. The directory of members is on the web site. The directory can also be obtained for £15 (incl. p&p and 2 updates) from 39 Gabriel House, Odessa Street, London, SE16 0HQ, phone 020 7232 0726.

Online Register of Arts Consultants is a database managed on behalf of Arts Council England and Arts Council of Scotland.

EUConsult is the ‘European Association of Consultants to and about the Not-for-Profit Sector’ and lists UK (and other) members on its website.

NCVO has a list of recommended consultants – see Support Bodies.

Free, pro bono or low-cost consultancy

Also see: Sources of professionals for management committees/trusteeship on the Trustee and Member Resources page, Technology Services for volunteer IT consultants. Plus our page of websites listing professional (employee) volunteering opportunities. If your issue involves a legal matter, check Legal Services.

Business Links

There are various employee volunteering initiatives around – try your local sector support organisation (CVS) – which could help you find free (or low cost) professional help.

Pilotlight “helps small charities and social enterprises to grow by matching them with business people who help the charities for three hours a month, for up to two years. Pilotlight manages the relationship between the charities and business people, guiding them through a tried and tested model to develop a strategic plan.” Free to charities. Phone 020 7396 7414, email: info@pilotlight.org.uk



Fundraising and Marketing Consultants

We have had some requests to give contacts here. There are many around, and we do not have any particular knowledge on the best or worst.

Also try: Association of Fundraising Consultants PO Box 9, Woodstock, OX20 1ZJ, phone 01582 762446, email: enquiries@afc.org.uk

4 thoughts on “Consultancy Services”

  1. Andrew Bond Consulting, Charity Fundraising Update: – bondfundraising.com – website dead at December 2016

  2. Green Shoots Support are a social enterprise based in South Wales providing fundraising help to small charities. Our prices are flexible, transparent and based on ability to pay. http://www.g-s-s.org for more information.

  3. Message: Good afternoon,
    I am ACEVO and WCVA approved, and a member of The Experience Network, along with Linda Laurence and Marcus Peach. I am interested in being featured in your listing of freelance consultants and trainers.
    kind regards, and Season’s Greetings!, Ann Collins
    (Own website link not working, summer 2019)

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