Welcome to Flamingo, an independent consultancy working with and for the international development sector

Our commitment is to…

Deliver thoughtful and high quality results

Provide a proactive and responsive service, to help
our clients achieve their goals

Contribute social value through learning and collaboration

How we can help


Flamingo specialises in management and institutional funding, with a particular focus on UK and international bilateral and multilateral donors. We support excellent information flows, robust planning, motivated and skilled staff, and strong and participatory systems for programme development and programme management – all important building blocks for success.

More about what we do.

Who we are

Rachel Haynes is the Lead Consultant for Flamingo. Involved in international development since 1994, Rachel is a strong advocate for, and supporter of the civil society sector. Rachel works in collaboration with a network of associates who are equally committed to enabling NGOs to be successful.

Find out more about Rachel and the Flamingo associates here.

What our clients say

Rachel has a wealth of experience in institutional fundraising and grant management and uses her knowledge of the commissioning environment to develop compelling proposals. Her understanding of the unique nuances of each donor is key to ensuring strong donor relationships are developed.

CEO, Sound Seekers

VSO1[Rachel] was a very insightful technical reviewer, providing both donor perspective and solid broader proposal quality criteria. Her knowledge of the gender dimension was a real added value.

EU Donor Manager

helpage-international-logoQuality of the writing was a high standard, and I was impressed with the quality of the log frame.  You can conceptualize a project proposal and develop a log frame that makes perfect sense – not that common.

Country Director

VSO1I couldn’t have [secured the funding] without your timely help, encouragement and constant support.  You have given me a new friendship on this journey.

 Programmes Officer

Bond LogoMany thanks for such an enjoyable, informative and useful course last week. I got an awful lot out of it your hard work and really feel better equipped to tackle a funding proposal now.

Training course participant


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