Services

Every More Partnership project is unique, because every client is unique. When you get in touch, we’ll decide whose expertise is best suited, arrange a no-obligation visit and draft a proposal to meet your precise needs and budget.

Reviewing, auditing and benchmarking

How can you decide where to go unless you know where you are today? Many of our clients are looking for an honest reality check or assessment of their fundraising set-up. Sometimes they want to zoom in on one particular aspect, such as a campaign or regular giving. Other times they need to zoom out and benchmark themselves with a range of similar organisations. Often they request a formal audit. Frequently they’re looking for a database review. But always, we make sure that our recommendations herald a long and effective fundraising future.

For example
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, SOAS, University of London, University of Oxford, Regular Giving Benchmarking

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Making your case for support

When it comes to raising funds, there’s nothing more powerful than an authentic story well told – with logic and emotion intertwined. In other words (and in the fundraising jargon) a compelling “case for support”. The trouble is, it can be hard to see the story when you’re part of it. We can come in and run workshops and interviews to tease out your priorities. We can even write and design your fundraising communications. And then we can go out and test your story with potential donors, so that it resonates far and wide

For example
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, University College London (UCL)

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Analytics and research

“Donors don’t give to places like us.” “We don’t have the right tax regime in this country.” “It’s impossible to recruit fundraisers with experience.” Only evidence can dispel myths like these. Hence our range of services designed to provide more insight. We can supply data, dissect data and give old data (and databases) new life. We can find lost friends and recover lost tax. We can generate analytics that sing and write reports that convince. From prospect research to policy research, bespoke benchmarking to sector-wide surveys, we will help you see things the way they really are.

For example
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), University College London (UCL), Regular Giving Benchmarking

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Major Gifts

Truly large gifts can be transformative. But securing them takes discipline, persistence and the occasional flash of inspiration. This is one of our specialist subjects at More Partnership. Whether your organisation has a long history of philanthropy on a grand scale or is still taking its first fundraising steps, we can open up new avenues to new major gifts. We can help you to identify potential donors, research your prospects and plan your approach. We can even talk to them on your behalf or to test your case for support. We help unlock opportunities you might otherwise miss.

For example
Cancer Research UK

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Regular giving

Whether you call your regular donors “friends”, “alumni” or “members”, they are the lifeblood of your fundraising. It’s not just that every little helps. Or that lots of small gifts all add up. It’s that modest donations often inspire major gifts or large legacies. In the jargon, your “annual fund” is your “pipeline” – the “base of your pyramid”. We offer techniques, tools and tricks of the trade to increase the number of people giving at all levels. Just as significant, we can provide evidence to show your colleagues and leaders why building the base matters so much.

For example
Stephen Perse Foundation, University College London (UCL), Regular Giving Benchmarking

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Campaigns: from quiet phase to closing – and beyond

Campaigns are often portrayed as the pinnacle of fundraising. But they can also be the pits. Are you really ready to take the leap? Is your target realistic? Does your case for support convince? Do you have enough prospective supporters? A feasibility study by More Partnership will take the pain out of your campaign before you start. And we’ll continue to guide you through the pitfalls all the way from planning to launching to celebrating… and then to deciding what comes next.

For example
Cancer Research UK, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, SOAS, University of London, University College London (UCL)

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Interim (or start-up) management

It happens all too often. Your fundraising is going swimmingly. Then a vital member of staff leaves, temporarily or permanently, and you can’t find a replacement. Or maybe your organisation is new to fundraising – and needs an old hand to set up a development department or to start fundraising for you. Either way, enter More Partnership. One of our experts can be your interim manager – with additional support from the rest of us, whenever needed. We’ll keep (or put) the show on the road and, if necessary, help with recruiting a permanent fundraising expert.

For example
The Institute of Cancer Research, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, SOAS, University of London, Soil Association, Stephen Perse Foundation, University College London (UCL)

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Training, mentoring, enlightening

Strengthening and embedding a culture of philanthropy in your organisation needs to happen at many levels… and over time. We provide bespoke learning, based on your exact needs and our long experience – for institutional leaders, volunteers, fundraising leaders, development and alumni relations teams. Not only are we confident working with all of these audiences; we are also flexible about our methods. Whether long-term, one-to-one mentoring and coaching or one-off, large-group workshops and training sessions, the experience is interactive, enjoyable and, above all, effective.

For example
Christ’s Hospital School, University College London (UCL)

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Ongoing support and strategic counsel

If – after working with us – you think you’re flying along and don’t need us any more, we’re delighted. Honestly. It means we did a good job. But, we know from our own experience that being a fundraising leader or a one-person team can be lonely. That’s why so many of our clients ask us for continuing support of some kind, once the “project” is over. They know that we will add new value as our “consultancy” takes effect – or maybe in completely different areas. From down-to-earth data to soaring strategy, you don’t need to do this on your own.

For example
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

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