Fundraising

I have 19 years of experience in fundraising, and a track record of raising six figure gifts. Over my career I have helped to raise around £15 Million so far.

My specialism is fundraising for environmental charities. I also have broad experience across many other causes, including children, poverty, disability, equality, asylum seekers and refugees.

My experience is across all income streams, with particular strengths in Fundraising Strategy, Trusts and Foundations, Major Donors and Lottery fundraising.

I work as a freelance fundraiser and am a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. This means I charge a day rate rather than commission. This encourages best practice in fundraising, and reflects the collaborative nature of fundraising.

To request a full copy of my CV and to discuss your fundraising needs, please email: fundraising@atulsearth.co.uk

Quotes from some of my current and previous clients are below.

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“Atul has helped the International Care Network to raise £101,952 in just 18 days in 2020 so far, spread out over 1-2 days per month. This is around 25% of our overall income, and represents a Return on Investment ratio of around 23:1. He also contributes by improving our fundraising processes and knowledge. Working with Atul is an efficient and enjoyable way of raising funds for our charity.”

Rebecca Fell, Chief Executive Officer, International Care Network, November 2020.

You can find out more about this excellent cause at www.icn.org.uk and make a donation to the charity at: www.give.net/20043525/oneoff

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Atul has supported Help on Your Doorstep with our fundraising in two stints: as our first ever fundraiser in 2014-15, when he worked part-time to develop our fundraising strategy and to secure grants over £190,000. Atul then supported HOYD again as a freelancer, and in just one day a week on average in 2018-19 this has helped us to secure £482,731, including a multi-year Lottery grant and other, valuable core funding. His knowledge of Trusts, Foundations, Lottery and other funding sources makes working with him an effective and successful collaboration.”

Ken Kanu, Director, Help on Your Doorstep, March 2019

You can find out more about this excellent cause and donate at: www.helponyourdoorstep.com

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Occasionally I also help charities via fundraising agencies, such as Fundraising Consultants Ltd. A quote from one of my recent clients is below:

“Fundraising Consultants helped us to reassess our fundraising activities and created a new fundraising strategy which is achievable and diversifies our income sources. They rewrote our Case for Support and helped us with a number of bids for grant funding. Within just a few months we were seeing the benefit, with new trusts and foundations supporting our work through unrestricted and project funding.”

Susan Mackirdy, Trust Director, Tyne Rivers Trust, November 2017