KEDA Consulting helps charities like yours to raise the funding you need to make a difference in the world.
KEDA Consulting was established in November 2013, by founding Director Alex Blake, who continues to lead the company, with fellow Director Keith Nicholson and a staff team with expertise across income streams, as well as experience in managing charities and grantmaking. We have worked with 80 charities, raising over £19 million to date, as well as developing successful fundraising strategies and programmes.
We have developed our services to provide practical support and generate value for charities who can grow their fundraising income more effectively, and often at a lower cost, through working with our specialist team than attempting to recruit a fundraiser in a very challenging jobs market.
Our team is passionate about supporting charities to make a big impact, often transforming the lives of the most vulnerable people in society. In addition to supporting our clients, we are trustees of small charities and proactively seek ways to add value to the wider sector. Our values are to make a difference, do the right thing in the right way and to keep learning.
We believe charities play a vital role in our society. Our mission is to ensure their vital work is well funded and that they can sustain their services for years to come. Our values inform how we deliver our services, support our team and guide our decision making.
Make a difference
We are passionate about social impact – we have all chosen to work with charities because we want to make a difference. We achieve this through the funding we directly secure for our clients, the long-term impact of our services and by sharing learning with the wider charity sector through training, events and resources. We strive to exceed expectations. We also take a proactive approach to our own social, economic and environmental impact, placing our role as a responsible business at the heart of our culture. For example, we encourage all of our staff to become trustees of a small charity, we donate at least 1% of net profit before directors’ remuneration to small charities and we support key sector bodies such as the Institute of Fundraising, Charities Aid Foundation and VONNE.
Do the right thing
in the right way
We only work with charities where we can add significant value – if our services are not the best solution to meet your needs, we will tell you. We live by our reputation, which is based on achieving results with integrity. We develop open and trusting relationships with our clients and partners, blending our professionalism with warmth and friendliness. We communicate with candour, taking a non-authoritative approach to asking challenging questions to ensure charities can articulate their unique place in the world and demonstrate the difference they make.
We are committed to delivering and setting best practice by always learning about what works best for our clients and implementing continuous improvement in our services. We reflect on what works best and where improvements can be made. We share skills, experience and learning across our team and externally.
We follow the established codes of practice and regulations of the following relevant bodies:
- Charity Commission for England and Wales
- EU Consult
- Fundraising Regulator
- Information Commissioner’s Office
- Institute of Fundraising
- Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
- Institute of Company Secretary and Administrators
- and the law within the UK’s Charities Acts.