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    To celebrate 30 years of Action Planning, our community of Consultants are giving away their expertise for free.


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Supporting your journey


The deadline for applications has now passed and we are making our decisions on which consultancy offers we award to which organisations. This selection process will be completed within six weeks of the 16th March application deadline.

Please don’t contact us about your application. We will be in touch within six weeks to let you know whether or not you have been successful.

In the meantime, if you have a pressing need for not-for-profit consultancy services, remember you can call Action Planning any time and we will be happy to discuss your situation and provide you with the expert guidance you need. Please visit the Action Planning website to see ​​​​​​ How We Help.

Governance & Strategy

Whatever stage you’re at in your journey, our depth and breadth of expertise can help you review your current governance, achieve clarity over your objectives, set out practical plans for their delivery, support your leaders as they see the plans through to fruition and measure the outcomes.

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Fundraising & Marketing

In an increasingly complex fundraising environment, our expert consultants can help you to identify the right fundraising mix for your organisation’s particular needs, apply specialist skills, and make sure you are getting the best possible returns from your marketing and fundraising teams.

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People & Practice

Having the right people doing the right things in the right way is fundamental to a not-for-profit’s potential to achieve its aims. Our consultants can offer extensive experience of helping organisations find the right people, develop their skills and measure their effectiveness.

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30 years of expertise

Action Planning is the UK’s leading full-service charity consultancy. Founded in 1990, we cover the whole of the UK helping not-for-profit organisations succeed through our thorough understanding of the leadership, funding, personnel and practical challenges they face.

We deliver a comprehensive range of valuable, cost-effective, integrated services that can increase your organisation’s impact, credibility and sustainability. Whatever your challenge, we have an expert who knows how to address it.

Our community of Consultants is made up of experienced senior practitioners from across the sector and a range of disciplines, bringing strategic insight, imagination and integrity to the problems you face. We match our style and approach to the dynamics of your organisation.

“We engaged Action Planning to help us to try something different and see if it could be something to learn from. They helped us enormously with both their fundraising and recruitment expertise.”

Lisa Kiew, Head of Finance and Resources, Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)