What we do

we develop powerful strategy to maximise community impact

Wendy Brooks and Partners works toward a vision of a more equitable society by building the capacity of the not-for-profit sector. We offer services in:

  • strategic planning
  • fundraising
  • boards and governance
  • facilitation and collaboration

strategic planning
We work with your board and senior management to create a strategic plan that provides a focussed direction, clear goals and the strategies for achieving those goals. Driven by your unique theory of change and using our creative and engaging process, we will help you develop ambitious yet realistic goals with clear priorities and the critical focus to achieve the impact you seek. Our collaborative approach builds on your organisational strengths and creates ownership of the plan by your team, aligning and equipping you for success.

fundraising
Our comprehensive approach to fundraising removes barriers and unlocks your potential, ensuring you are in the strongest possible position to attract funding. With a clear value proposition, we connect you into our extensive network and facilitate investment and collaboration. We work with you as a partner, rather than a consultant, and we build your fundraising capacity. We won’t write a high-level plan and leave you to work out the details. We work with you to develop an achievable, actionable strategy for attracting investment and maximising social impact and then work side-by-side with you to execute it!

boards and governance
The calibre and effectiveness of your board is one of the most critical factors that funders will consider before making an investment. We work with you to build an engaged and capable board, maximising the untapped opportunities residing in your skills and networks. We will ensure you have the right people with the right skills at the right time to achieve your vision. Our services include fundraising training for your board, mentoring your chair and directors, and providing advice and guidance to ensure your leadership is aligned for success, including roles, structures and effective working relationships between the board and management.

facilitation and collaboration
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

To successfully achieve your vision, you need to collaborate well internally and in your external relationships. Recognising the power of working collectively, we tap into our network to explore and build new relationships that enhance your capacity and effectiveness. Our facilitation services help you and your team have conversations that make it possible to find new ways of working together and achieving impact. We harness the skills and wisdom of all people in your team, whether in annual strategy review days, project development workshops or facilitating important conversations.