Fundraising & Philanthropy

Fundraising should be a core strategy for any non-profit. Even those currently funded through government or international grants need to focus on fundraising in preparation for the rapidly changing funding environment. Sustained funding and revenue is needed to deliver the critical services to fulfil the mission. Hence the urgent need for non-profits to diversify their fundraising sources and methods and build a strong constituency of supporters.

Usha Menon Management Consultancy will help you deliver excellent fundraising results based on proven and profitable fundraising programmes. We offer broad set of fundraising techniques to establish a strong strategy, develop clear implementation plans , evaluate activities , analyse income, and train senior staff and Board to adopt fundraising methods that are suitable to your organisation We will help you to help your organisation raise resources effectively by giving you the strategic tools to create positive fundraising impact.

We specialise in:

  • Fundraising Strategy
    An effective fundraising strategy is key to long-term organisational growth and to maximise support for your beneficiaries. Usha Menon Management Consultancy will work with you to develop a highly effective fundraising strategy, high impact board leadership and competent staff team focused on delivering successful fundraising programmes.

  • Fundraising training and strategy development

    CBM Christofel Blinden Mission -South Asia Regional Office
    • Fundraising training and strategy development for CBM's partner organisations in South India - - helping local NGOs to become financially sustainable

  • Organisational audit, establish goals, design of fundraising programmes and mentoring

    The Leprosy Mission (India)
    • Organisational audit to understand the successes , opportunities, processes and gaps in its local fundraising
    • Develop recommendation for its fundraising goals, strategies and tactics
    • Support the interview and review of fundraising staff
    • Board and management team training for fundraising success

    Global Development Network
    • Developed a fundraising strategy for Global Development Network (GDN), a network of research institutions founded by the World Bank to improve its access to unrestricted funds.

  • Fundraising Audit
    Only by understanding where we are today and how we got here, can we make plans for tomorrow. The fundraising audit provides a critical analysis of your fundraising programme and allows us to recommend improvements that will help you develop increased revenue streams with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

    • Fundraising audit and recommendations for their local resource mobilisation efforts in Asia.

  • Donor Relations
    The value of donor retention can often be underestimated. Done well, it can find your cause, a friend for life. We will work with you to develop appropriate donor relations strategies for your programs, increasing relationships, revenue and fundraising efficiency. Donor care and friend-raising programs, essential to your success can be developed with you by Usha Menon Management Consultancy.

    Community Chest, Singapore
    • The Community Chest’s SHARE program ( Employee / Workplace giving ) saw the donor base grow from 30,000 donors to nearly 300,000 during the time that Usha was responsible for it in the 1990s
    • Since 2009, Usha has been contracted by National Council of Social Service and has successfully re-launched SHARE and helped them to implement strategies and plans that has begun to show results of building back and increasing the donor base.

  • Community Engagement

    Social Enterprise Association
    • Community engagement consultancy to help the Board and Management in their outreach and resouce mobilisation efforts in Singapore to build a vibrant and viable social enterprise sector.

  • Market Entry Strategy

    ChildFund Australia
    • Market entry strategy development to work through a base in Asia

  • Philanthropic Advice
    • Helping Citi Private Bank’s ultra-high net worth clients and their younger generation to explore their passions and purpose to better focus their philanthropic efforts.
    • Philanthropy advisor and consultant for the training of Credit Suisse relationship managers to understand the social eco-system and hence better advice their clients on their philanthropic aspirations. Read More

  • Fundraising Training Programmes

    Social Service Training Institute (SSTI)
    • Overview of fundraising
    • Developing the fundraising strategy
    • Engaging the corporate sector
    • Major donor development
    • Social media Fundraising
    • Grant writing
    • Board development

  • Research
    To assist with benchmarking, market analysis and sector trends to help you make informed decisions about your fundraising strategy. Fundraising by International NGOs in India. Read More

“Usha Menon's knowledge provided insight and understanding of an Asian country non-profit sector to ChildFund. Her consulting agency delivered a well-rounded practical report on time and within budget.”

Diana Mason
Fundraising and Communications Director
ChildFund Australia