Public & Social Sector
VC Consulting understands that Not for Profit (NfP) organisations have a dramatically different set of priorities to profit making enterprises, but that the basic tenets of attracting resources, engaging users and managing costs remain the same.
Our services fit into the areas of training & mentoring, consultancy and implementation. Please select an area that interests you from the icons on the right of this page.
A significant problem for NfP businesses is knowing where to focus their resources as the nature of their work changes through internal and external developments.
VC Consulting offer strategic consultancy support, designed to help organisations to set their strategy in line with their vision, mission and values. Our consultancy support aims to find the best possible strategy, using specialist tools to evaluate the cost and benefits of each course of action.
Our training services focus upon helping your key staff to improve their business and fundraising abilities, leading to cost savings and greater revenue. Workshops and seminars cover a range of topics including:
'Marketing on a Shoe-String'
'Finance for Non-Financial Managers'
Each of these are specifically designed to support NfP organisations, focusing on how to source funding and methods to improve the efficiency of your operations, allowing you to offer more to users.
Case Study - My Time
My Time is a Community Interest Company who offers award-winning community-based support to both men and women in the Small Heath region of Birmingham. The company's psychological support services aim to help people from repressed groups or minority backgrounds to deal with issues such as social exclusion and low self-esteem. A key challenge has always been concerned with how they could offer as much support as possible on a limited budget when confronted with a backdrop of serious social issues.
MY Time sought support from VC Consulting on a number of occasions where the VC team helped them expand their services into new areas, including corporate clients and educational establishments. One of the key aims of VC Consulting's involvement with My Time has been to improve their overall sustainability, allowing them to increase revenue and move away from grant-funded support.
VC Consulting has helped My Time through a variety of solutions including raising finance for the development of their website, marketing literature and providing interim support on an on-going basis to help them implement their marketing campaigns. They have extensively expanded their support services, improving their ability to help the local community.