Frequently Asked Questions
How do you work?
Usually we would meet with you to discuss what you are looking for. We then put together a proposal specific to you needs. Against those needs will be our costs.
Who have you worked with?
Nkhoma Hospital Foundation
Moroccan Primate Conservation Foundation
Zending Over Grenzen
IFC Group Client list
British Heart Foundation
Child Hope International
Free Tibet Campaign
World Health Organisation
How many people work at Inspired Action
Here in The Netherlands we have a team of experienced fundraising professionals. See our Associates page for their biogs
Internationally we have contacts all over the globe. Most people associated with Inspired Action work or have worked internationally as well as locally. We find that this helps with giving a very flexible approach to each client’s individual needs.
What are your Fees?
We don’t work on commission.
The reasoning is because we are professional fundraisers and do a good job for all of our clients.
We go by the Institute of Fundraising code of fundraising practice: The Institute of Fundraising opposes commission payments in principle, particularly those payments made on a commission-only basis. Organisations MUST NOT use commission payments unless the following conditions are met
- other sources of fundraising investment have been explored and exhausted
- payments are subject to approval by the fundraising organisation’s trustees, or senior executives when power has been delegated;
- safeguards are in place to ensure excessive remuneration is not permitted.
What is the Code of Fundraising Practice?
The Code of Fundraising Practice represents the standards expected of all Institute of Fundraising members, set by the fundraising community through the work of the Institute of Fundraising’s Standards Committee.
Where is your Office?
Inspired Action is based in Almere although a substancial amount of work is carried out in Amsterdam and also in Den Haag. We are happy to travel and meet in most parts of The Netherlands.
The office is home based as this reduces overheads and in turn client fees,
What is the next step?
I will then take away what we discussed and put together a proposal which will re-cap our meeting, my interpretation and how I think we can help. It will also include timings and fees. It is important that this is included in the proposal so that it is clear from the very start what the expectations are from both sides. How much time I think needs to be allocated to the project and what the fees will be so you know how much you will need to budget. We can then take it from there.
Everything from the beginning is open, transparent and clear.