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We first met Helen at the International Fundraising Consultancy’s First Friday Fundraiser where they were 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 attend the First Friday Fundraisers Sessions which take place the first Friday of every month and would highly recommend International Fundraising Consultancy to work with you on fulfilling your charity or not for profit’s needs.
“We contacted Helen and IFC as wanted to delve deeper into our donor database and find out how we could involve our supporters better and increase donations. The IFC 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, IFC 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 and IFC, 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, IFC are always available to help. Wherever we have needed additional support and have asked IFC they have delivered. We would recommend Helen and IFC team.”
Dance4life have worked closely with IFC Netherlands on our Institutional Fundraising program. Throughout the time working together, IFC have 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, IFC have 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 IFC to any charity planning to develop their Institutional Fundraising strategy or who feels that further help is needed, or for general fundraising advice
IFC Netherlands and Helen went above and beyond their 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 IFC and they 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 IFC as their knowledge, guidance and never faltering support helped hugely in getting this project off the ground successfully. We look forward to working with them 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 the IFC team to any not for profit organization looking to develop their marketing and or fundraising strategy.
IFC consultants are enthusiastic about every client and you really feel like they care about your cause. Experienced and empathetic, IFC consultants encourage new ideas and initiatives and try to take each charity ‘out of the box’ to lead to new and inspiring fundraising gains. The infectious enthusiasm IFC 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 IFC to any charity, large or small, Dutch or International.
We contacted Helen and IFC 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.
Helen is what every organisation needs when they are raising funds! She is creative, inspiring, devoted, hard working, has a lot of experience and an angel when you need one to help you grow your organisation. Each time you walk away from a First Friday Fundraiser Session you feel inspired and full of new ideas. Helen manages to spark new ideas which you will love.
“Catawiki first approached IFC Netherlands and 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 IFC Netherlands, we would not have been able to make such a strong and well-structured business case”.