Re-imagining charities and funders for the future

Our Work

We are a collective of consultants passionate about helping charities and funders re-imagine their future and grow their impact. 


We can redesign what your organisation could and should be in the future; and the positive and sustainable change it will have in people’s lives.

 

We are keenly aware of the power dynamics that shape our sector and are passionate about seeing power shift as close as possible to affected communities.

We develop bespoke design and research processes to develop new strategies, programmes or funding models. Our work is practical, creative, engaging and enjoyable.

 

Get in touch to discuss how we could work together and the team we could assemble. We love to talk through ideas. Some recent projects include...

Comic Relief

Co-designed, using a participatory design process, new funding programmes to better fund southern civil society directly

Oxfam

Strategic design and re-imagination of the role of a northern INGO

Soha Housing

Designed and facilitated an organisation-wide process to develop Soha's next 5-year corporate strategy and action plan

Traidcraft Exchange

Strategic transformation with a focus on new resourcing models and how they can practically shift power

National Lottery Community Fund

Strategic review of funding programmes and development of future facing ideas 

Water Aid

Strategic review and organisational re-design on how best to support country offices

IVAR

Research and evaluation of a UK funders social tech funding programme

International Alert

Designed and delivered a cross-organisational strategy design process

CIVICUS

Participatory design process to develop new funding mechanisms for southern civil society organisations

Malala Fund

Co-created a new programme to support girls to advocate for the right to education

Think Social Tech

Research into UK charities journey to becoming digitally mature

Education Development Trust

New solution design toolkit; strategic support; foresight and programme design support

 

Our Team

 

We are a small team of committed professionals who love working with others to help them change the world. As consultants we draw on over 50 years’ experience, between us working in senior roles at Oxfam, DfID, Comic Relief, Scope, Church Urban Fund, and other organisations.​ 


We have strong expertise in strategy development, programme design, foresight, funding models, research, evaluation and learning, organisational design, innovation and social tech. We have worked in large and small organisations, in international and domestic settings, and with both funders and implementing organisations, so we feel at home working with everyone!


We would love to discuss how we might work together, so please contact us by clicking our names below to say hello or the LinkedIn icon to see our full public resumes.

Jennie Richmond

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Jennie works with a broad range of social impact organisations providing strategy advice, programme design, approaches to impact, and process facilitation.

 

She supports organisations to identify what they want to and are able to achieve, to clarify and describe this, and to capture that in the form of a strategy.

 

Jennie loves the challenge of bringing a diverse group of people together to tackle a clear and specific challenge, and to support them through a thought process.

Bethany Eckley charity consultant

Bethany Eckley

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Bethany loves helping organisations to understand, grow and communicate their impact.

With over 14 years’ experience in both domestic and international development sectors, she supports organisations and teams to evaluate their performance, draw out key insights, and do the clear and structured thinking that will help them to achieve the right goals.

Bethany is passionate about seeing communities take the lead in bringing about change; supported by others to use their assets, imaginations and creativity to build a more flourishing future.

Matt Jackson

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Matt is passionate about the social change and charity worlds being brilliant.

 

He loves using creative methodologies like  human centred design, strategic foresight and systems thinking to bring new ideas to life; and working participatory with others to find them.

 

He loves exploring how technology can be used to drive social change and in nearly 20 years working in the sector is constantly surprised by how much good old fashioned ideas, stories and creativity can make a huge difference.

 

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