“We engaged Andrew to exhibit to our board of trustees the importance of individual action in delivering fund building objectives. Andrew used a number of illustrative techniques to draw out motivations and barriers to giving and how reflecting on those as individual trustees is a great way to inspire individual action towards the shared goals. This was a very positive and productive exercise. I would recommend his guidance to all charities”
Jon Yates – Dorset Community Foundation
Gayle Berry – Love Support Unite
“On behalf of the Trustees, I would like to thank you for the facilitated workshop you recently ran for us. It was the first time the Trustees had ever looked at our organisation and identified where we are, and where we would like to be, and more importantly to identify the issues we have to resolve before we can get there.
We all appreciated the patient way you ran the workshop which ensured all attendees had the opportunity to ask questions yet you also manged to keep us all focused so we did not spend too much time on one area so we got everything covered during the day.
All the Trustees agreed it was well worth them taking time out from their busy schedules to attend.The greatest outcome is that everybody is now pulling in the same direction and understands what we are trying to achieve as an organisation.”
Clive Bingham – Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK)
“We are looking to set up a business to campaign against plastic use and to provide help and support to help people reduce their reliance on plastic. We weren’t sure what the best route to set up was, for example if it should be a charity or a different type of not for profit, but not knowing what those options might be.
We contacted Andrew who explained very clearly the differences between a charity and a social enterprise and what the pros and cons of each were.
He gave us some really useful advice and resources to help us understand what we now need to do, including organisations that run courses and support the development of social enterprises. We now feel much more confident about what our next steps are and without his advice, we’d still be stumbling around in the dark.”
Karen Espley – Stop the Old Bags
“I wanted to let you know what a rarity you are and how much I have valued working with you this year. I’ve worked in a lot of different professions and with some amazing people who have inspired and impressed me – you’re right up there with the best of them.
You have an openness and honesty which is totally refreshing and, together with a lot of humanity and humour, it’s a killer combination which has helped me so much in my first experience of working for a charity. As you know, it’s been a challenging experience for me and it definitely would not have ended so well without your input and guidance. Thank you!”
Trustee – Small Charity