With a successful track-record in a wide variety of fundraising techniques – and specialising in the needs of smaller charities – Docwra Partnership can offer a cost-effective solution to your fundraising requirements.
With no minimum time requirement and a flexible daily rate for services, at Docwra Partnership we aim to keep our costs to smaller charities as low as we can.
Contact us today for an informal phone chat or to arrange a no-obligation meeting to explore whether we can help you.
The team at Docwra Partnership consists of Dan and Karen
Dan has been working as a freelance fundraiser since 2000 following a career in airport management which, latterly, involved establishing and operating a community trust on behalf of BAA Edinburgh Airport. Dan’s specialist area is fundraising from trusts and foundations and he has extensive experience in raising funds for both capital and revenue projects.
Karen recently moved to working with Docwra Partnership following a 27 year long career with Waverley Care as part of a small but highly successful fundraising team, including as Fundraising Manager. She has extensive experience in a wide range of fundraising techniques including trusts and foundations, corporate fundraising, individual giving, community fundraising and event fundraising from small events to black tie dinners. Karen is a passionate believer in relationship fundraising.
Karen sits on the Board of Love Music Productions, an Edinburgh-based charity music which, as part of its remit, runs both Love Music Community Choir and Love Music Junior Choir.
Current Docwra Partnership clients include St Andrew’s Children’s Society, Kindred Advocacy, Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – Lothian, Dunedin School, Pregnancy Counselling and Care Scotland and Waverley Care.
Previous clients include: Traverse Theatre, Visible Fictions Theatre Company, Jubilee Scotland, Puppet Animation Scotland, The MGA Foundation, LGBT Youth Scotland, Boys & Girls Clubs of Scotland.
Dan and Karen also undertake pro bono fundraising on behalf of Granton Parish Church, where they are members.
This is our area of specialisation and our work here involves getting to know your organisation and what you are requiring funding for; researching potential sources of funding; preparing bespoke funding applications, tailored to the needs of each funder; working with you to ensure funding and reporting requirements are met.
Ideal for smaller charities who have the capacity to write applications but not to undertake the research needed to identify targeted lists of trusts.
Working with charity staff, boards and stakeholders to develop a robust case for support document.
Support with planning and implementation of events, from local community events to black tie dinners.
Helping you identify community groups that might support your cause and supporting you as you take the first steps to building long-term relationships.
We can help smaller charities to draw up a fundraising strategy, identifying areas of fundraising which will bring the best return on investment.
Especially for small charities with no existing fundraising function considering a first-time appointment, we can help with the development of a job description, application pack, shortlisting and the interview process.
Bespoke training designed for charities which need to fundraise but are not in a position to employ a fundraiser or use our services on a continuing basis. Our training courses give a broad overview of different areas of fundraising to help you define where to put your energies. This can be followed by occasional follow-up mentoring and support.
Edinburgh EH5 2PS
Tel: 0131 467 4239