Who are we

Knowledge and experience

You want to change the world for the better. We are here to help you. We offer friendly support to all aspects of running and improving your organisation, wherever you are, and however big or small you are. Organisational development, financial planning, fundraising, communications, staff training, grants and project management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, we can provide lasting solutions.

With 30 years in international development and the voluntary sector, we also specialize in corporate social responsibility audits and planning, and ecological solutions to climate change.

This is our new Website, still under construction, but it’s a front door into our consultancy.  We hope the Website will be rather like a development cyber cafe, where you can drop in and have a chat.  If you are a development NGO we are happy to showcase what you do and where you work.  We’ll be blogging along when time permits.

Our services

  • An initial organisational health check, and mentoring in the use of organisational development tools.
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy that’s tailored to your needs.
  • Identify new donors.
  • Support with the preparation of appeals and sponsorship proposals.
  • Support with building relationships with local and national businesses.
  • Grant making trusts, and major donors.
  • Dealing with Institutional funding bodies, including Government and EU funding opportunities.

Fundraising consultants

Whether you need core or project funding we will be able to advise you on your strategy. We can help you with the preparation of applications and prepare bids for submission

NGO services

We work with large international organisations and small locally based charities in the UK and overseas. We provide charity strategic planning, communications/PR and training, Risk assessment for NGOs and mentoring.

Training & workhops

Targeted at small businesses or organisations working in the voluntary, community or charity sector. We can develop a curriculum tailored to your requirements, focused around applying for grants, monitoring & Evaluation, Improving your image to support growth and success.

What’s the difference

Simply put, we do not take on just any assignment, but focus on issues of deep concern to us, where we believe we can deliver the best results possible for you.

We are

Suzanne Garnett MA. M.ED PG DIP ED

Whether you run a charity or NGO, or a civil society organisation, I’m here to help you build its future, so you can more easily reach your potential. I have worked in the voluntary sector as a trainer, fundraising manager, campaign coordinator, grants manager, and CEO since 1975. Since 2009 I have provided more than fifty organisations across the world with advice and guidance. I specialise in street and working children, girls’ education, and support for small and diaspora groups. I offer help in all aspects of grant design and management, fundraising and strategic planning. I also specialise in REFLECT literacy.

Christopher Garnett MBA

With eight years’ experience working as a senior international marketing manager in various businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Asia, I believe it’s by creating business opportunities for people that we will help them drive their own futures. I specialise in marketing and communication, improving Partner relationships, problem solving, risk assessment and grant management. I speak Latin American Spanish, and have a special interest in climate change and sustainability solutions. I am free to travel internationally by arrangement at any time.

Consultancy fees

These are highly competitive with an especially low rate for organisations whose turnover is under a £1million. We can provide services on a daily rate, or for a set piece of work. We charge moderate travel and other expenditure, and adhere to agreed contracts with each client.
We carry full professional and public liability insurance.