Our Services

We help not-for-profits grow, thrive and reach their full potential

A5cend was launched in 2010 to help local community organisations struggling in the age of austerity. We help organisations access resources, generate income, develop successful projects, evaluate and demonstrate the impact of their work, and plan for a successful future.

The support we provide is tailored to the individual needs of each organisation, but tends to fall into three main categories:

Fundraising

We specialise in supporting small- to medium-sized organisations that lack the capacity to employ in-house fundraisers or need expert advice and guidance.

We have an excellent track record in writing funding bids, raising millions of pounds across our range of clients. Our expertise in developing compelling proposals tailored to each funder’s priorities and requirements ensures that our clients’ projects have the best chance of success.  We can increase the average return on fundraising from 30% to 70%.

Evaluation

We help design, plan and deliver evaluations of individual projects through to larger-scale programmes. Our evaluations highlight achievements, offer suggestions for improvement, and identify learning for the future.

We are always mindful of funders’ requirements, and help clients provide funding bodies with the evidence they need – a must for securing continued or extended support.

Development

We provide organisational and strategic support to enable organisations to meet the growing demands that they face and to ensure they meet best practice, are fit for purpose and as efficient as possible.

Our support is tailored to the needs of each organisation, be it developing a new strategic vision, setting organisational goals, strengthening governance, improving communications or streamlining systems.

But don’t take our word for it – please take a look at our case studies: