Established in 2002, Think Funding is owned by Chris Shaw. We assist voluntary and community, and not for private profit organisations with business planning and fundraising strategy. Chris has 30 years experience of project development and fundraising in the voluntary, public, private and higher education sectors, including senior roles in national charities, locally based organisations, including not for profits, local authorities, and in higher education.
Chris has secured funds from a wide range of sources including Europe, national regeneration programmes, Trusts and Foundations and the Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund), the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Arts Council, as well as from major donor and corporate giving. Think Funding also has access to a wide range of specialist partners in the fields of research, evaluation and impact and community consultation to create a formidable array of support services.
The Think Funding approach can be tailored to meet your needs. On the one hand we understand that many in the voluntary and community sector want to develop business planning and fundraising capacity within their organisations. On the other, many are hard pressed for time and resources and simply want to concentrate on service delivery. Think Funding can help you to get the balance right. We will help you achieve your immediate objective of income generation, whilst supporting your trustees, staff and volunteers to enhance their own skills, increasing your chances of fundraising success for the long term.
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