An updated blog covering some top tips for those considering becoming freelance whether in fundraising or not. All of the tips are based on Beth’s personal experiences having gone freelance in 2010.
We do not work on a commission basis. Nor will we work on a no-win-no-fee basis. There are lots of reasons for that – it is frowned upon by our sector body, it offers temptation for poor practice, it exploits the weak, it misunderstands the fundamental team effort that is fundraising.
Doing the ground work before investing in a specialist to work with you to deliver a step change in your fundraising will give you the solid foundation from which a lofty building will be able to grow. A lot of this round work is internal – making sure you’re brought the right people with you on this journey of change and that you’ve considered the implications and ramifications on budgets, time, resources.
You have decided to go self-employed (call it consultancy, call it freelance, call it what you will). Learn a few tips from someone who has been there.
How to choose the right person to work with you – be that a consultant, a freelancer or any other type of supplier. Feel empowered to ask questions and make an informed choice.