dp Consulting reports are always a good read - presenting a clear, no nonsense case for business or project ideas. It makes it very hard for funders or trustees to say no!

Ken Livingstone,
YMCA England

Sitting behind our core services are a number of specialist support services that inform our planning, enhance our delivery and help ensure the highest quality outcome.

Research and evaluation

We believe that research and evaluation are a vital element of the successful planning and implementation of any fundraising strategy, bid or business development.

Services include:

  • Fundraising research, including donor analysis and profiling.
  • Social and policy research, including full Active People analysis, sector-specific trends, cross-party policy analysis, demographics.
  • Project and organisation impact evaluation.


Good communications is the key to successful fundraising. Understanding each client’s brand and communicating effectively to potential donors is integral to everything we do. With our business planning, we create ‘readable’ strategies that your stakeholders can engage with, and subsequently buy into.

Services include:

  • Brand development, including vision, mission, values.
  • Copywriting for fundraising and strategic business communications, including case for supports, fundraising reports, web copy.
  • Relationship and audience development, including facilitation, marketing strategy, relationship cultivation events.