STRATEGIC CONSULTING

Your charity makes a difference in the world and changes people’s lives. Our goal is to help you maximise your impact, to make the biggest difference possible and to make the most effective use of your resources.

We have worked with over 100 charities, both large and small; local, national and international; across a range of causes and sub-sectors – health (physical and mental), social care (including disabilities and carers), poverty, youth, employability, infrastructure, art for social change, environment, refugees, domestic violence, family support, sport for development, animal welfare, funding, education, advocacy, systems change and more.

Examples of consulting projects:

Strategy development

Performance review (organisation / team)

Impact and learning approaches

Market scoping / sector mapping

Feasibility studies

Partnership development

Options appraisals

Insight reports

Each consulting project is tailored to your specific needs and situation.​

Our work often includes undertaking research, speaking to stakeholders, facilitating workshops, analysing data, developing insights, making recommendations and providing advisory support during implementation. Much of our work is delivered remotely but we can travel to deliver work in person where it is likely to produce a better result.

Unlike many strategic consulting firms working with charities, we do not work in the commercial sector and we do not delegate work to junior staff or outsource to freelancers. All of our consulting projects are focussed on helping charities to maximise their impact and are led by our director Alex Blake, who delivers projects in full or with support from experienced associates who can undertake tasks such as research where additional capacity is required. We only work with charities and understand that commercial frameworks and tools do not always translate neatly across to delivering social change.

Alex Blake has worked with over 100 charities of various causes, sizes and structures, delivering the types of consulting projects described above and securing grant funding of over £20 million. Alex brings this sector experience, a robust understanding of management consulting theory and practice and a passion for social change to each and every project.

Alex has also given his time to the sector through a range of voluntary roles on committees, trustee boards and sharing insights through conferences and publications. Alex is a full member of the Institute of Consulting, Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising; undertakes regular continuing professional development in themes relating to strategy, problem solving, decision-making, facilitation and consulting; and holds the PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification, Certificate in Fundraising Management and a BA (Hons) in Business Management.

SUCCESS STORIES

The KEDA Consulting team gave me an efficient service which met and exceeded my expectations. They gave us the headspace and objective view which we needed to drive forward our fundraising approach and realise greater success.
KEDA provided our group with impartial advice, guidance and direction and facilitated a process which led to organisations working together to very positive effect. Without KEDA's involvement this would not have been achieved. Your involvement was invaluable.
I found the review of our trust fundraising programme, that was completed by Alex, to be invaluable. It helped us to shape our focus and strengthen the team for the future.
KEDA have been an excellent partner for our charity and have played a key role over the last few years in supporting our growth strategy.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

To benefit from our service, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Your organisation is legally registered as a charitable organisation
  • You are able to agree on clear project objectives and deliverables
  • You are able to provide pertinent information on a timely basis and relevant stakeholders are committed to attending meetings/calls
  • Agreement to our standard terms, which will be provided upon agreement of the consulting project objectives and deliverables.

YOUR NEXT STEPS

If you meet our client requirements and would benefit from our strategic consulting service, schedule a call with Alex to discuss your specific needs.