THIRD SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
Meeting the needs of your beneficiaries and stakeholders.
Building a successful third sector organisation can be exciting and challenging in equal measures. With increasing competition for ever-scarcer funding, you need to find effective ways to build capacity and capabilities and diversify revenue streams.
Over the past 8 years, Eriskay have worked with over 30 not-for-profit organisations, helping them clarify their purpose, develop their people, create the right organisation to meet beneficiary needs and raise funding from a few thousand pounds to in excess of £1m.
One of the key challenges in developing a successful organisation is meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Too often, business models in the third sector are driven by the needs of funders rather than the needs of beneficiaries. The key to success is in finding the right alignment between the two. We will work closely with you to help you identify your core capabilities and find how they best match with the needs of beneficiaries, to deliver valuable outcomes and impacts.
Once this has been clarified, identifying the right operating model, potential partnerships and human resource requirements becomes easier.
• Strategic Audit
• Making Strategy
• Scenario Planning
• Strategic Implementation
• Funding Strategy: Diversifying Revenue Streams
• Business and Financial Planning
• Governance and Board Development
• Training and Coaching
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“Mark Taylor from Eriskay Associates has undertaken a range of projects for St Andrew’s First Aid. These have helped us develop a better understanding of the commercial opportunities available to us and how these can be used to support our development as a social enterprise. Mark worked well with internal managers, stakeholders and service users to gain a good understanding of our organisation’s diverse goals and to create realistic and actionable development plans. Throughout this work, Mark has demonstrated a creative insight into what works well in the voluntary sector. His work has proven very beneficial to St Andrew’s First Aid and I have no hesitation in recommending him for similar work with other voluntary organisations.”
Stuart Callison, Chief Executive Officer,
St Andrew’s Ambulance Association