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The Answer to Your Question
The search for a suitable funder is often a priority for Third Sector groups with more and more competition for less and less funding. With LEXXER we give you the advantage – Knowledge that will translate into a greater chance of success.
As cuts and austerity measures bite organisations need to look harder and further for funding. We offer a search service which is tailored to your needs and the size and shape of your organisation. It is based on out knowledge brokerage model which gives us experience making matches. Often organisation are already too busy finding members, or customers to look for funders, often your group is too involved in service delivery and project management to take time to find new funding sources or to develop new fundraising ideas.
We take a broader and innovative approach to finding funders, and unlike other grant finders we see the process as forming a relationship. Often groups simply search on-line, or respond blindly to calls, or use an on-line search facility to find what is out there and either take a shot or try to force what they are doing into the funding criteria.
These forced marriages never work, funders can see it a mile off and groups often lose their focus and end up fund chasing. Instead we learn about you and then like a dating service we match you to the best funder or funding stream. There may be work to do before we even make an application but this approach is guaranteed to bring better results than the scatter gun approach of many groups.
The lack of funders is often not the main problem, it is finding the right funder, one in tune with your organisation and able to work with you. It is one of the most important relationships your group will even have to manage, that is why we see it as a marriage. Research consistently shows that finding and dealing with funders is the main problem community and voluntary groups face. Again like marriage we realise that things do not always go smoothly and we remain on hand to resolve disputes and counsel both parties as its often hard to see the other sides problems.
Our experience and knowledge of the funding landscape will allow you to navigate through it. Funding must go hand in hand with group development, and we see it as a journey with funders as the transport to get to the next stage. Groups often bid for funds they are not ready for. This leads to disappointment if they are not successful or disaster as they do not have the capacity or skills to manage larger grants. Matching funding to your organisation requires an understanding of your journey and where you are going.
Our funding experts have access to a range of databases containing not just local and national but international funders, trusts, and private philanthropists. We do more than other consultants who simply search grant tracker or other databases. We cultivate relationships with funders and others, to learn about their work and what they see their role as. Our service is based on relationships and we are not simply in it for the money. We like to see relationships formed, knowledge developed and social capital generated.
LEXXER – Finding Financial Solutions
The LEXXER concept incorporates a multi-disciplinary process, which builds upon and connects up work from separate areas in a way that generates new perspectives, fresh insights and innovative methodologies which expand and refine knowledge of a particular problem providing effective financial solutions.
We provide a range of Pecuniary services under the themes of :-
LEXXER FUNDRAISING CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Working with you to develop a strategy that is workable, achievable and delivers income and results.
Ensure knowledge, evidence and insights drive your fundraising and support your applications with needs analysis.
An experienced fundraising professional will help you make your Vision into a workable project
Expert advice and support to identify the best sources of funding or to lobby for new sources to be developed for you.
Have an expert write, review and strengthen your application, bid or tender before it is submitted.
Helping you tell your story powerfully, and make you case by informing and motivating new and existing donors.
From people to place we identify, secure and manage the resources you need to make your project work
Helping you to secure substantial, long term support from corporate donors and mutually beneficial sponsorship deals
Consultancy and practical services to gain and manage donors in real time and online, with social media fundraising.
Expert advice and support to increase your income from trusts and institutional donors or individual philanthropists
An expert audit of your fundraising, with practical recommendations to improve results and impact.
Focused, results-driven planning to make your vision a reality by developing prospective support, and opportunities.
Review of previous applications, organisational issues and social and web activity with a clear action plan for improvement
Both for the organisation to improve confidence capacity and skills and also as part of projects and programmes.
To assist groups and projects to become self funding or to leave social legacies such as social enterprises
FUNDRAISING SERVICES – Making Your Vision a Reality
Some of the range of Solutions we provide to clients are listed however we are aware that often the problems we address are unique and seek to meet each client at their point of need and provide a bespoke knowledge based solution.
SOURCES OF FUNDING WE HAVE HELPED CLIENTS ACCESS
For Vision, a Voice and Visual Impact
“Solutions” to LEXXER means listening to you and finding out what the problem really is, not simply what it appears to be right now. Often underlying fault-lines, systemic failings or institutionalized legacy issues are really the problem, and often anything that does not address them really only papers over the real problem. Our solutions are innovative and effective based on knowledge and analogical reasoning. We often see refer to the Ps in problems :
- People: addressed using training , motivation and empowerment;
- Pecuniary: where finance can be developed;
- Place: often location, and the best use of space can resolve matters;
- Process: by applying best practice and fresh thinking;
- Project: to either develop or relaunch a failing project can help;
- Product: we offer solutions in terms of production and promotion.