How we work

Dorchester Abbey. Photographer Nick Forman

We work in partnership with our clients to find solutions and opportunities.

The Brief & Proposal

The Brief

If we think we can help you the next step is to meet with you to discuss your needs in more detail. This can be at your place of work or via a skype call. We shape the brief with you and ensure expectations are clear before we start any contracts. We do not charge for this meeting.

The Proposal

Once the brief is clear, we prepare a detailed proposal describing how we expect to undertake the work. This includes full details of fees. You then decide if you are happy to proceed.



We exchange a contractual letter of agreement. We commit, and confirm in our letter of agreement, that we will keep all aspects of your charity confidential and only share details with other Philanthropy Company colleagues.



We work closely with you and provide regular updates on key deliverables, so that you always know where you are.

Review & Client Feedback

Review and client feedback

At the end of the contract or at a specified period, we review progress with you.



We usually work on a retainer basis charging a monthly fee payable in advance. This will be agreed with you before we start. Fees are based on the scale and length of the contract. We keep costs to a minimum and are transparent about any expenses.

In accordance with Institute of Fundraising guidelines, we do not work on a commission basis or charge a percentage of amounts raised.
We do not guarantee that funds will be raised.

“It really felt as though the Philanthropy Company got behind the RA’s aims and objectives to formulate a clear, thoughtful and robust approach.” Royal Academy

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