About James Baddeley Consulting
James Baddeley Consulting is a dynamic consultancy
providing a range of business solutions to third sector
organisations seeking improvement and growth.
Led by James Baddeley, our aim is to provide a one-stop-shop for charities and social businesses who face a wide range of challenges and opportunities.
We work both independently or, for some assignments, in partnership with a range of consultant partners, maximising our portfolio of skills and tools to help solve your organisational problems and support you to go on achieving in the future. With our partners, eg:consulting, we have also recently set up a community interest company called Big Society Funding CIC, to provide infrastructure support to smaller, less financially secure VCS organisations.
Our specialist areas of work are:
Fundraising strategy development
Consultation, evaluation and impact reporting
Generating income from a wide range of sources, including charitable trusts and foundations, and lottery funders
Setting up and initial management of new projects and services
Creation of compelling marketing and promotional materials
Board development and governance support
Helping to prepare and write tenders
About James Baddeley
James Baddeley has spent the past 13 years working as a consultant and in senior management positions for dynamic charities and social businesses, delivering growth and excellence in each. Allied to this he also spent three years as a regional committee member for the Big Lottery Fund, distributing grants of £10 million per year.
This charity sector experience is combined with extensive experience of commercial sales and marketing, a background which provides him with a strong understanding of the business principles needed for organisations to be successful and profitable - vital knowledge for charities in today’s climate.
Highlights of James’s career to date include raising over £3 million in income whilst Deputy Chief Executive of Speaking Up (now VoiceAbility), helping to grow this small, local charity and social business from £100,000 turnover, a team of 5 staff, and a reach of 100 service users to £4m turnover, a team of 130 staff, and a reach of 3000 service users during an eight year period. In addition, since becoming a consultant in 2008, he has raised over £5 million in income for a range of mainly small charities.
He is a full certified member of the Institute of Fundraising, having been awarded their Diploma in Fundraising Management in 2012, and has an Advanced Certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In addition, James is a trustee of Charities Evaluation Services, the UK’s leading provider of support and advice on quality and evaluation systems for the voluntary sector.
James Baddeley Consulting can work with you on short, medium or
longer-term assignments and offers a range of packages to suit both
your organisation and your budget.
Please contact us today for a full, free consultation about your needs and how we might work with you.