• you build it, they will come. We’ve led capital appeals for hospitals and treatment centres, colleges and cultural institutions, action centres and archives. We can help you raise the money to build new facilities, and expand your work.

  • you want to make a bigger difference, get in touch. We’ve worked with many of the world’s biggest charities, NGOs and government departments. We love what we do – and we’d love to help you transform more lives.

  • you need major gifts, you need us. As wealth becomes concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the relationships you build with major donors are critical. We can help you find the wealthiest – and most willing – potential donors, and help you convince them to support your cause.

  • you need growth, you need us.A growing income stream helps you maintain your organisation – and increase your impact. That’s why we help organisations develop sound, sustainable fundraising strategies.

  • If you need buzz, you need us. With the right social strategy, you can reach millions – and raise millions. However, with new platforms popping up every day, knowing what to do is tricky. We can help you inspire many more people to support your work.

We are the International Fundraising Consultancy. Our expert fundraising consultants work with charities and NGOs around the world to improve their performance, so they can make a bigger difference. Whether you need a fundraising consultant or a whole team we can help.

Our work is broad and flexible. We can help with fundraising, management, and communications at every scale, from one-off capital appeals to long-term campaigns. With offices in London, New York, Ottawa, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Kiev, Singapore, Lima and Nairobi, we’re ready to work all over the world.

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Our team comprises academics, business leaders, and charity veterans who’ve spent decades in the field. Over the years, we’ve provided visionary leadership to major charities, NGOs, colleges, hospitals and key institutions in many countries.

In other words, we have a wealth of experience – and we care passionately about what we do.

And we win awards:
‘Consultancy of the Year’ Charity Times 2015
‘Strategic / fundraising Consultancy 2014’ Institute of Fundraising Partners in Fundraising awards.
‘Strategic / fundraising Consultancy 2013’ Institute of Fundraising Partners in Fundraising awards.

Fundraising

Whatever kind of fundraising you do, we can help.

We’re experts in strategic development, capital appeals, major donor development, corporate partnerships, legacies and applications to grant-making agencies. We can help you galvanise online supporters and run effective street level campaigns.  […]

Management

We’re experts in organisational strategy, and we’ve won awards in brand development.

Perhaps you need an action plan to bring your vision to life, or you want to make your organisation more transparent. Maybe you’re considering a merger, or you feel your brand is limiting your impact. We work with charities around the world ..  […]

Communications

As a charity, you need to talk to a lot of people. The public. Your supporters and staff. Funding bodies and corporate sponsors. If you’re struggling to find the right voice, we can help.

Our consultants have decades of experience helping charities develop effective communications strategies.   […]

Social media

Whether you need help with a one-off project – like setting up a crowd funding project, or running a text donation campaign – or you’d like a full strategic review, get in touch. We’ll help you make the most of social media, so you can attract more supporters and more donations. […]

Our Directors

Bill King

Bill King

Director, IFC UK

Bill has nearly 20 years fundraising experience, for a wide range of organisations and covering most areas, including community, event, trust, corporate, membership development and major gift fundraising. […]

Mena Gainpaulsingh

Mena Gainpaulsingh

Director, IFC (Canada) Incorporated

Mena is an experienced fundraising consultant specializing in fundraising strategy development, capital campaigns, major donor development, grant writing, research and event management.[…]

Helen Maynard-Hill

Helen Maynard-Hill

Director, IFC Netherlands

Helen is an experienced fundraising and marketing professional with over twelve years’ experience working within the not for profit sector both in the UK and the Netherlands. […]

Beatrice Schell

Director, IFC Switzerland

Beatrice has more than 20 years experience working in grant-making, fundraising, institutional building and management for a range of international organisations.  […]

Francesca Mineo

Director, IFC Italy

Founder and Director of IFC Italy, she has specialized in London at the Institute of Fundraising and BBC Training & Development. Specialisms include Corporate fundraising, major donor engagements […]

Karina Sandoval

Director, IFC Peru

Karina Sandoval has several years of experience working for international non-profit organizations in Latin America, United States of America and Europe. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from La Molina State University in Peru and a Master’s Degree in Business and Administration, MBA from University of Dallas in the U.S. […]

Svitlana Kuts

Director, IFC Ukraine

For almost 20 years of practical work in the NGOs Svitlana has a number of research publications on civil society, philanthropy, NGOs organizational capacity building and better governance in the world and Ukraine. Svitlana has initiated a certified course for Ukrainian fundraisers, trained and consulted more than 100 NGOs on capacity building. […]

Ralph Leonard

Ralph Leonard

Director, IFC Singapore

Ralph has had extensive cross-functional experience during his 30 years in Asia. He has carried out charitable fundraising for a number of global and local non-profit organisations helping to raise more than $250 million dollars since 1986. […]

Laurence Pagnoni

Director, IFC USA

As career fundraiser, Laurence has a very unique and specific vision. For over thirty years his executive leadership has been dedicated to fundraising planning. His focus is on the critical intersection between strategic planning and fundraising planning.[…]

John Baguley

John Baguley

CEO, IFC Group

In his 25 years as fundraiser, Director and consultant, John Baguley has taken charities of all sizes to new heights – and earned an international reputation for excellence in the process. […]

Joe Kiarie

Director, IFC Kenya

Joe is a fundraising specialist with over 10 years of experience working with various development organisations in Kenya and in the UK.  […]

Our clients include…

 
BCA
millenium-villages
council-of-europe
Amnesty
christian-aid
Royal-free
ealing-council

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