Fundraising is changing as the world is changing. Globally fewer people are giving, but those who are giving are giving more — whether that’s low level sustainers, HNWI, one-off individuals, or those who might consider a bequest or legacy.
Over the last 30+ years =mc consulting have designed and delivered more large scale fundraising strategies than any other consultancy.
We’ve twice designed the world’s largest not-for-profit global strategy, shaping a $50B target for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. But we also value our work with smaller agencies, and have helped raise $5M for MEF Museum in Patagonia to house the world’s largest dinosaur skeleton, $2M to save the last 800 gorillas in Rwanda and $10M for the Southbank Centre, Europe’s largest arts organisation in London.
We have led strategy initiatives for many of the world’s largest INGOs: UNICEF, MSF, UNHCR, IRC,UNAIDS and more. In the UK we’ve worked with clients such as Southbank Centre, Imperial War Museum, Edinburgh Zoo and Addenbrook’s Hospital. We bring strengths in benchmarking, future trends, emerging practice, and whole team engagement.
Many UK and international projects have happened with help from =mc consulting’s team. We’ve worked on the feasibility study for Europe’s largest £600M medical research project at Francis Crick House, and the smaller but vital Ayr Hospice in the West of Scotland. We’ve also worked on major campaigns for Lyric Cardiological Centre and the Sorbonne/UMPC in France.
If you’re developing a major project, =mc consulting can help you. The Avon Foundation approached us to help them find funding partners for their Gender Based Violence programme. Our strategy for Kids Operating Room has set a course to raise $100M to ensure safe paediatric surgery is available to children in every African nation. We’ve also helped the British Council, Smile Train, and World Animal Protection, exploring how to grow globally.
We specialise in solicitation training though our Making the Ask Programme, based on the best-selling books The Influential Fundraiser and Making the Ask by Bernard Ross and Clare Segal. The programme has been used to improve the skills and confidence of fundraisers in over 50 organisations. They include CRUK, UNICEF UK, UNHCR in the Gulf, Glasgow University and MENCAP.