To be successful with programme and project funding, organisations need excellent information flows, robust planning, motivated and skilled staff, and strong and participatory systems for programme development and programme management.


Flamingo specialises in management and institutional funding, with a particular focus on UK and international bilateral and multilateral donors.

The following are some examples of recent consultancy assignments:

Proposal development workshops with international teams

Flamingo has worked with international NGOs to hold proposal development workshops, bringing together a range of programme and fundraising staff to develop successful proposals for institutional donors, starting from programme design, and tailoring project planning tools for specific donors.

Participative training on fundraising from institutions, and managing grants

Rachel is a regular trainer on Bond’s Open Programme course: Fundraising from Institutions. This participative course, giving hands-on practice in proposal development techniques and skills, can also be run in-house, specifically tailored for client’s needs. The team of Associates have strong training and facilitation skills.

Coaching and mentoring in the management of DFID grant application and grant management processes

Managing institutional grants can be time consuming, and require a specialist approach. Flamingo has worked with small and medium sized organisations to provide coaching support in the management of grant set up, narrative and financial reporting, evaluation, and grant completion processes.

Donor research and analysis in support of new flagship programmes

Providing high quality donor intelligence by mapping opportunities from institutional donors, foundations, and potential partnerships, and providing advice and analysis on global trends for resourcing new programmes in specific sectors.

Managing and supporting tendering processes

Flamingo has worked with various NGOs to help them to develop fundraising strategies that will work for them from facilitating and coaching fundraising strategy processes, to contributing donor intelligence and analysis to fundraising strategy development processes.

Advising on monitoring and evaluation systems

Service contracts are increasingly becoming the preferred modality of many institutional donors. Rachel has led on technical tender development processes for DFID, and can provide support and advice on service contracts.

Rachel has an excellent success rate with institutional donor funding applications, and can offer a range of support packages in relation to proposal development.

IMG_4604Through a network of Associates, Flamingo is also able to offer specialisms in governance, strategy, evaluation, and a range of other income streams.

Before starting to work with you, we will clarify your requirements and expectations, and where ever possible will work to a terms of reference.  We usually work on the basis of a daily rate, and this may be for an estimated set number of days, or on a timesheet basis.

Please contact us to find out about our daily rates.