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We first met Helen at the First Friday Fundraiser Session where she was hosting a workshop on a subject relevant to our organisation. We asked Helen to do a workshop on the subject specifically for Oxfam Novib. Helen put together a professional and completely appropriate workshop which fitted our needs and requirements exactly. We found the workshop to be not only incredibly informative with a well thought out presentation, but also fulfilled our requirement of getting different departments to work together and listen to each other – no mean task!
We would urge any charity large or small to contact Helen to work with you on fulfilling your charity or not for profit’s needs.
“We contacted Helen as wanted to delve deeper into our donor database and find out how we could involve our supporters better and increase donations. Helen did a thorough investigation into current donors, lapsed donors and middle donors. After numerous consultations with various members of Zending Over Grenzen and thoroughly analysing the database, Helen gave a full and concise report helping us to understand our database and its potential much better. The conclusions and advice given were thoroughly thought through and gave practical advice and tips on what they thought we should try to achieve our goals.
Working with Helen, we have always felt supported and that they really understand and care about the organisation. Whether is Database Analysis, Social Media, Online Fundraising, Recruitment or Fundraising Strategy, Helen is always available to help. Wherever we have needed additional support and have asked Helen, she has delivered. We would recommend Helen to any charity needing fundraising assistance.”
Dance4life have worked closely with Helen on our Institutional Fundraising program. Throughout the time working together, Helen has not only supported researching highly relevant and appropriate institutions, but have also given consistent support, insight and inspiration to application writing to Institutions (like EC, World Bank) and general sound advice in this specialist area. Looking to the future, Helen has demonstrated creativity and further strategic thinking for the dance4life development into potential other territories, offering options and solutions for further development. We would recommended working with Helen to any charity planning to develop their Institutional Fundraising strategy or who feels that further help is needed, or for general fundraising advice.
Helen went above and beyond her remit to advise, nurture and where necessary project manage not only a launch of sponsorship packages at the CPhI world Wide event, but also to help launch the very first Community Engagement program. As we continued to work together more and more was asked of Helen she continued to support and give great advice and guidance without question.
We would advise any corporate organisation looking to develop their Corporate Social Responsibility policy to contact Helen as her knowledge, guidance and never faltering support helped hugely in getting this project off the ground successfully. We look forward to working with her further on the next stage of CSR development.
“We found Helen and Becky to be approachable, genuinely interested in what we were trying to do and really keen to help us to develop not only our marketing and fundraising but also as a wider organization. We would highly recommend Helen and Becky to any not for profit organization looking to develop their marketing and or fundraising strategy.
Helen is enthusiastic about every client and you really feel like she cares about your cause. Experienced and empathetic, Helen encourages new ideas and initiatives and tries to take each charity ‘out of the box’ to lead to new and inspiring fundraising gains. The infectious enthusiasm Helen has for fundraising helps charities large and small when things are tough or the organisation as lost sight of the main goals. Encouraging, interesting, enthusiastic and highly experienced, I am happy to recommend Helen to any charity, large or small, Dutch or International.
We contacted Helen as we knew we needed help with fundraising for our start up not for profit organisation, and we weren’t disappointed! By being so involved in the organisation and trying to survive, we can lose track of what we are working for. Helen made us realise our ‘why’ and how we can relate that to messaging the strengths of the organisations in order to attract fundraising. It also motivates and brings the team together, all very important in a hard-working start up. Helen has helped to guide us and put in place the important fundamental foundations when starting to apply and try to attract funding. We would recommend for any not for profit or social enterprise needing guidance with their Case for Support, Strategy, Fundraising or just some inspiration to speak to Helen.
“Catawiki first approached Helen as we were investigating into developing a ‘charity’ platform for our auctions. We tried to reach out to the sector ourselves but knew we needed to call in the experts. We contacted Helen and weren’t disappointed. As well as giving guidance and great insight into the sector, Helen also provided a key opportunity to explain and present Catawiki at a First Friday Fundraiser Session. Helen invited a key targeted audience to the session and it was a great success. The attendees were from a wide range of Not for Profit organisations and we were able to explain about the online fundraising opportunities we could offer. It was also incredibly useful for Catawiki too to understand their needs better.
Throughout the process, Helen was proactive, creative and enthusiastic. Without the help of Helen, we would not have been able to make such a strong and well-structured business case”.