Tony and Caroline undertook a feasibility of our income generating potential in 2018. They identified grant and other income sources and then worked through priorities with us for a further year to implement these. They also helped us to refine and articulate our offer to potential funders and partners. Tony’s mentoring of our Operations Manager gave her the tools needed to asses the viability of our activities and to make decisions accordingly. He helped us to create a new function space and showed us how […]
Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts is a Community Benefit Society striving to create an arts centre in Devon. We brought in Caroline from LarkOwl to help with our fundraising campaign. She came to us through a competitive process, with strong references and has turned out to be a very good appointment. With her advice and assistance, we have been successful in bidding for a number of grants, raising over £230,000 in 18 months. We have been very pleased with the outcome. Caroline herself has a particular […]
Caroline supported the Sowenna Appeal with its Trust and Foundations programme, researching prospective supporters, building a plan of prioritised approaches, writing tailored applications and liaising with the appeal and clinical team to ensure high quality funding applications for the appeal met deadlines. The Appeal Board have been impressed with the quality and volume of applications she produced in a very tight timeframe.
The Trust appointed Caroline just over 10 months ago with a brief with an extremely tight timescale. In that time Caroline and her team have raised over £190k from trusts and foundations towards a large scope heritage capital project. This was from a standing start! Her work included researching prospective supporters, prioritising approaches, writing personalised cases for support and liaising directly with donors. We have also benefited from the team’s advice and experience in other governance areas such as Gift Aid and GDPR. This was […]
Caroline ran a workshop to take a strategic overview of our community fundraising. Her report and recommendations has formed the direction of community fundraising over the coming year. Her insight into the fundraising sector is second to none. I would recommend Caroline to any charity wanting to improve their fundraising effort.
Caroline worked with Thames Hospice leading the trust fundraising for our capital appeal to build a new hospice. She researched and identified over 130 trusts to approach including 25+ 6-figure prospects and helped to create a strong case for support. With Caroline’s support, we have secured over £2.3million in donations and pledges including 9 x six figure gifts. She is very easy to work with and has a very strong work ethic. Caroline will always pick up the phone to make connections and grow relationships […]
Caroline demonstrated exceptional commitment and passion when working with the Institute. She grasped the complexity of the organisation very quickly, giving us great insight into both our own practices and those of the wider sector. Her wide knowledge of the current fundraising environment allowed her to look to new channels for funding. She is creative and intuitive in her approach, which we greatly appreciated. We have secured two big gifts from new donors as a direct result of Caroline’s support. She is extremely personable and […]
Caroline came to us very highly recommended. Since Caroline has joined us we now have a plan, structure, direction, and she has generated more income than she has cost us. I had struggled to appoint a fundraiser until Caroline, from the moment that I met her, my confidence grew, although she has only spent six months with us, we will be extending her contract. I have no hesitation in recommending Caroline.
Caroline has the skill and ability to see the bigger picture as well as focus in on the task at hand. Caroline has a natural style when communicating with donors and trusts. She is passionate about fundraising, committed, emotionally intelligent and a strong influencer. This combination of qualities results in an effective fundraising service. In nearly eight years at the National Trust, Caroline met or exceeded her annual fundraising target without fail. She is an energised, experienced and competent Major Donor and Charitable Trust fundraiser […]