Capital Appeals are one of IFC’s key specialist skills and we are fortunate to have consultants who have worked on a wide range of appeals, including
- Alton College (£2.5m appeal)
- Royal Free Hospital (£20m appeal)
- Black Cultural Archives (£6m appeal)
- Emmaus (£20m appeal)
More examples can be found in our Case Studies.
Successful capital campaigns start with a robust Feasibility Study. This will help ensure you have the ability to succeed, and avoid the potential pitfalls of a failed appeal. The exact shape of the study will depend on your circumstances, but in general terms an IFC Feasibility Study will:
Ø Carry out research into sources of funding, including grant makers, major donors and companies.
Ø Draft a powerful Case for Support, which will explain the need for the campaign in an engaging and compelling way.
Ø Consider whether the organisation is ready for the campaign. We will look, for example, at whether additional skills and experience are needed within the fundraising team and whether internal stakeholders – including senior managers and trustees – are prepared to invest their time and energy to make it a success.
Ø Set an achievable strategy
Once the Feasibility Study is complete, IFC help with the campaign management, either through appointing one of our consultants to run the appeal directly, or through offering advice, support and mentoring to the internal team.
Whatever your capital campaign needs, large or small, IFC can help.
Developing New and Improved Income Streams
Whatever kind of fundraising you want to do, we can help. We can offer strategic advice and guidance, hands-on expertise, bespoke research and ongoing mentoring and support, to ensure that whatever approach you take, you will have the best possibility of success
With our network of consultants and partner agencies, we have experts in a huge range of fundraising disciplines who can help you improve performance in established fields and break into new ones.
Areas covered include:
- Major Donors
- Trusts and Foundations
- Corporate partnerships
- Institutional fundraising
- Individual giving
- Digital campaigns
- Shops and retail
Clients have included:
Ø The Lifeboat Fund – Review of activities and strategy
Ø Black Cultural Archives – Hands-on support for Major donors, corproates and trusts and foundations
Ø Catholic Relief Services – Study into new markets – South East Asia
Ø World Animal Protection – Research into fundraising from continental Europe