IFC’s team approach means there is always the right person, with the right experience to meet your needs. Whether you are planning for a Capital Campaign or looking for support for your day to day fundraising, get in touch to find out how we will help you succeed.


IFC provides a very broad set of consultancy options across the range of fundraising techniques.

We offer specialist skills in strategic development, capital campaigns, individual giving, corporate sponsorship and applications to grant-making agencies.

We work at both Board and senior staff levels on a range of issues, including board engagement, organisational strategy as well as  policy evaluation and development.

We can also offer mentoring services, work alongside your staff, providing in-house training, helping with live issues and building relevant skills.

Mentoring support

Under a mentorship package, support is offered at, for example, one day per fortnight or per month over a period of several months. This ensures the effective supervision of your fundraiser’s development, allowing questions and difficulties that arrive to be addressed as they present themselves.

These programmes are designed to assist organisations maintain their income streams in today’s highly competitive fundraising environment. Time in these circumstances really is money and often staff cannot be expected to get up to speed on their own or given the time to train away from the office.


The IFC can provide training in a number of areas crucial to fundraising success, from a half day to 3 days, depending upon what you need. The aim here is to build key skills as quickly as possible that can be implemented immediately in your fundraising program. Some of the learning opportunities we offer include:

  • Fundraising Basics to grow your capacity and increase your impact
  • How to write irresistible grant applications
  • Donor prospecting – how to find and retain new donors for your organisation
  • Major Gift Strategy
  • Creating a compelling, persuasive Case for Support
  • Top strategies to engage your Board and raise more funds
  • Making the Ask

Mena is also available for speaking engagements.  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how Mena can speak at your event.

Strategic Development

Vision and a coherent, realistic plan for achieving that vision are essential in fundraising and organisational development.

With years of management experience, IFC consultants are well equipped to guide you through this process.

We look at your future needs, assess market potential and evaluate your current fundraising practice including leadership, staff, volunteers, techniques used, income and expenditure. This is built into a coherent, realistic and practical strategic plan, scheduled and costed out to achieve your needs in the current and future market.

We can then utilise our change management skills to seek internal agreement and to work with your staff to put the strategy into operation and you on the path to success.

Board development

Board engagement in fundraising can make such a difference to fundraising success.

We can work with your board and staff teams to identify some of the issues that may be affecting the willingness of your board to get involved in fundraising, as well as provide coaching and training to help them to experience the joy of fundraising!  Whether you are looking to plan a board retreat, or to develop the tools to support board members in their role, we can be there so that your fundraising program has the best chance of success.