Barrer & Co offers these services
BDO Wellington Capital Campaigns Merit – 2015 Awarded to Cholmondeley for the ‘Help put Cholmondeley Back on the Map’ campaign.
Strategic Grants Awards for Excellence in Grants – 2016 Awarded to Living Springs for the project ‘Founders Field: a platform for greatness’.
Who we are & how we work
Barrer & Co helps not-for-profit organisations achieve their fundraising goals, raise their profile, and develop relationships in the most meaningful and effective way possible. The tailored processes we implement and the approaches we take are what make us efficient and unique. We approach our work in this sector with strategic, innovative, long-range thinking. We focus on achieving excellent return on investment for our clients’ time and resources.
Our model is holistic, transparent and meaningful. Relationship management and engagement is our priority and we are very proud of the knowledge we are able to pass on and the confidence we create for our clients’ work. We are champions of our clients’ brands and invisible partners in their success.
At Barrer & Co we approach our work with heart and genuine passion for what we do. Our model is based on developing effective and mutually beneficial relationships based on shared values, resulting in long term partnerships that can grow and develop long after we exit from any work we are doing with a client. Barrer & Co are an experienced and safe pair of hands for any fundraising project.
We are champions of our clients’ brands & invisible partners in their success
We specialise in developing Operational Fundraising Strategies for NFP clients. We have identified 12 funding streams that sit outside of government funding and when we develop a strategy for a client we carefully analyse and identify the most appropriate of these streams for them to target. Barrer & Co can also support and assist internal staff as they implement the strategy.
Barrer & Co creates innovative and tailored Capital Fundraising Strategies designed to raise a specific amount of money to meet the asset building needs of an organisation. We incorporate our expertise in NFP Marketing and Communications into the development of these strategies.
We can develop fundraising strategies for Endowment Funds focused on major gifts and bequests.
Barrer & Co can comprehensively and cohesively deliver Capital Fundraising Strategies we have developed for clients.
We have developed a strong base of supporters who are interested in our projects and this allows us to implement Capital Fundraising Strategies successfully.
We have established trust with these contacts and are very respectful and careful about how we connect our projects with potential supporters.
While Barrer & Co creates and project manages tailored Capital Fundraising Strategies from end to end, we can also work with Boards and Executive Teams to develop a Capital Fundraising Strategy, and then hand over the implementation to an internal staff member or committee, and provide support and guidance through the process.
Barrer & Co can develop and execute Feasibility Studies that engage with key stakeholders in desired networks, to provide vital information and feedback about a potential campaign or an existing offering.
Recruitment & Mentoring
Barrer & Co can help NFP organisations recruit internal staff to implement Operational, Capital, or Endowment Fundraising Strategies. We also offer mentoring peer support for the fundraising teams or individuals responsible for raising funds within NFP organisations.
Fundraising Consulting & Support
Barrer & Co can consult with Governance Boards, Executive Teams and Operational Staff on all aspects of NFP revenue generation. This assists in educating and building knowledge across many key areas of NFP fundraising, including:
- Areas of potential growth & opportunity
- Communications & key messaging
- Landscape of the NFP environment
- Marketing & branding
- Profile building
- Public relations
- Relationship development & management
Barrer & Co was set up to do things differently in the fundraising space.
Sarah has been working in the not-for-profit industry since 2008 and she has headed Barrer & Co since 2012 with a vision to support organisations to achieve their fundraising goals through developing effective strategy and relationship management.
Sarah’s driving passion is to focus on the individual needs of an organisation and work alongside them to provide solutions within their context. To achieve this, she utilises the skills she has gained working in Retail Management, Sales Management, Recruitment of Administrative and IT professionals, the Event industry, and her experience as a member of several Boards – most recently the Christchurch Arts Festival, as well as her decade of not-for-profit specialisation.
Sarah’s fundraising philosophy is based on considered analysis and planning, enhancing stakeholder relationships, meaningful stewardship, and expectation management. Together with this, Sarah utilises traditional methodology and new and innovative ideas to create success; since the inception of Barrer & Co, she has helped more than 60 not-for-profits in the areas of capital campaigns, operational efficiency, long-term funding sustainability and increases in revenue generation.
This traditionally under-resourced and misunderstood sector has become a passionate area of interest for Sarah and her personal characteristics of resilience, transparency, honesty and perseverance have helped to form her expertise.
Kathryn has over 25 years of experience as a senior fundraiser, and has worked across education, health and disability sectors in New Zealand, England and the USA.
Kathryn has consistently led charities to exceed their fundraising income targets, with her ability to invent, develop and implement ambitious fundraising strategies and initiatives.
Kathryn’s key strength is her ability to nurture strong and lasting relationships. This has enabled her to hone her talent for engaging supporters; increase income through bequests and major gifts; and foster successful corporate partnerships. Recently Kathryn has had the privilege of being invited to train and coach the fundraisers of tomorrow and is a regular mentor for practitioners around New Zealand.
Kathryn has gained her experience by holding senior positions with Diabetes UK, King’s College London (UK), Action on Hearing Loss (UK), Mind, the mental health charity (UK), Victim Support NZ, Otago University and the University of Canterbury, Kathryn has also served on a number of volunteer committees including FINZ National Council, FINZ Southern & Central Region, and All Stars Kids Club Charitable Trust. She also volunteers weekly for Special Olympics Canterbury.
Georgia has worked in fundraising, communications and marketing roles across a range of industries, including not-for-profit, local government and school and tertiary institutions such as College House, St Andrew’s College, Selwyn District Council and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
With a strong background in client liaison and creative project management, Georgia thrives on driving projects forward towards the end goal while maintaining an eye on the finer details. A wide range of skills in marketing, communications, fundraising, event promotion, media relations, website and social media management, editing and proofreading means Georgia is well-placed to guide our clients on their unique path to success, all with a highly professional polish.
Her strategic approach means Georgia is always seeking the most efficient and logical course of action, guided by a highly empathetic outlook and ‘big picture’ thinking. Georgia is experienced in both operational and capital fundraising activities, including capital campaigns, annual appeals, major donor fundraising and moves management.
Polly has worked in community development and fundraising for a range of not-for-profits over the last six years including Shakti Community Council, National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges and Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust.
She excels at balancing the minutiae of complex tasks with strategic thinking, and this combined with her nous for relationship management aligns perfectly with her areas of specialisation in trusts and grant management, event fundraising and corporate sponsorships.
Polly thrives when she works with ambiguity and has to problem solve, driving to pinpoint core problems and identify the best solutions. She can artfully eliminate distractions in a way that helps people gain a clear understanding of what is happening and why it is happening. She has a growth mindset, and works quickly to identify ways to transform obstacles into opportunities.
Her energy and enthusiasm for the task ahead are infectious and she is someone who will offer genuine encouragement, empathy and an optimistic outlook on her work and her life.
Fundraising Project Administrator
Rocio is a professional administrator specialised in fundraising and not-for-profit communications. She has extensive experience in developing and reviewing tailored strategies, proposals and reports for a wide range of organisations.
Throughout her work experience she has developed a deep understanding of New Zealand’s fundraising landscape and an acute insight into the needs and challenges of not-for-profit organisations searching for funding.
She enjoys creating a supportive and organised work environment and her exceptional attention to detail and warm, unflappable and personable manner ensures that each of our clients receive a dedicated and quality level of service.
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(03) 341 5041
027 544 9977
4 Walker St, Christchurch Central,
PO Box 12184, Beckenham,