Clearer Thinking – February 2024

As we welcome February it marks the transition from winter to spring in many parts of the world. As the cold winter months come to an end, February brings the promise of new beginnings and fresh starts.

I love seeing the flowers start to bloom and the days getting longer. It always inspires in me a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. It fills me with hope and optimism for growth and transformation. And so it’s an ideal time to embark on new ventures, set goals, and embrace positive changes in our lives.

AMPACC Makes a Huge Difference and Delivers REAL Impact

Last year we supported over 45 voluntary organisations across 9 boroughs around the country to carry out financial analyses to improve their strategic financial decision making and ensure they can understand, ask for and recover the full costs of their services.

We achieved real financial impact for their charities by taking them through a process to understand the charge out rates they need to use to calculate their services accurately, to present these in a compelling way externally, and we enhanced their ability to make strategic financial decisions that enabled them to assure greater financial sustainability.

We got to know them so well that several asked us to stay involved on a retainer basis.

“I have found Kita’s support tremendous and most of all reassuring. Being the sole founder and the only person in charge of fundraising it definitely feels all consuming, but finally having someone to ‘share’ the load with and discuss applications and tactics with makes all of the difference. Kita has been helping me curate my grant answers based on the funder’s needs and most importantly coming up with a budget that gives us the best chance of getting accepted. This is something I have never been able to do, and just seeing how she works and gets into the funders’ brains truly has changed the way I now think about grants and funders too.”

Bianca Tavella. Founder & CEO of Fair Shot

This year Clear Thinking Consultancy will be delivering even more impact as with the support of John Lyon’s Charity we already have agreements in place to support another 40 voluntary organisations in 2024, and have space for a further 20. If you’d like to know how to get involved, please get in touch.

If you already know how AMPACC works and would like us to get involved with your financial management then please drop me a line or book a short exploratory call by clicking this LINK

NEW Masterclass – Three Key Steps to Build a Financially Robust Charity

Later this month I am running a masterclass for those who are curious to understand what all the fuss is about!

If you would like to know learn about the three key steps to build a financially robust charity and maximise your financial confidence in 2024 then join me on Tuesday 20th February and I’ll show you how you can make a bigger, and brighter financial impact for your charity.

Click this LINK to book your FREE space and to maximise your financial confidence and build a charity that is financially robust!

Real Focus For Us in 2024

In discussing with our clients their feedback on our work, it is clear that the sector cannot act alone. You have repeatedly asked how funders can be part of the solution and we agree that more needs to be done to increase their willingness to fund the full costs of your services.

This has become a key priority for us, and I will be keeping you informed of our plans to engage more funders in a conversation about sustaining the sector. This will include sharing our learnings from AMPACC in 2023 – stay tuned, as the emerging findings are already starting to tell a really compelling story.