I give Barrer & Co my strongest endorsement because the project was such a great success for us. They’re very professional, very astute, and extremely good to work with.
We raised over $800,000 in four months. We would have raised merely a fraction of that money without them ... And it went beyond the money raised because St Bede’s learnt so much in the process and has the benefit of that knowledge and experience.
HAYDEN RYAN, CHAIR OF ST BEDE’S OLD BOYS’ FOUNDATION
The Barrer & Co team have done an excellent job of supporting us to get ready for fundraising. We are in a strong position now, with a confident and engaged Board of Trustees, established Fundraising Taskforce, and comprehensive Fundraising Strategy, to proceed with our fundraising with confidence. You have also helped us to get our new recruit well set up in the role of Fundraising Manager and we feel confident that we have everything that we need to get stuck in.
DAN COUP, CEO QEII NATIONAL TRUST
Barrer & Co were contracted back into the organisation to help us meet our strategic fundraising goals and get us set up to do fundraising properly. We did go through an RFP process. What shone out about Barrer & Co was their New Zealand focus and their experience in the Canterbury market. We knew that we were getting the experts.
KATE FLOWER, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
I'm really keen on investing in our people. And if that means that we need to invest in working with a fundraising team at the top of their field, which is how we see Barrer & Co, to me that's logical. They provided our team with on-the-job training and walked alongside our team, upskilling them along the way. That meant we could move faster. And we got the best advice and support and the best outcome for families.
MANDY KENNEDY, CEO, RMHSI
If we hadn’t had Barrer & Co’s leadership and skills and their support, then to be honest I don’t think we would have gone through with fundraising, because none of us were capable of it.
DAVID KENT, CHAIR OF THE BOARD, SCIP