the"10 consultants-on-retainer", coaching, collaboration, problem-solving & peer support community for Fundraising Directors
covering all aspects of Fundraising & Management
Being the leader of an organisation's fundraising team (with whatever title) is the career aspiration of many
It’s a totally amazing place to operate
At the top of the fundraising tree, responsible for the strategic direction of the fundraising piece. Working with a team of passionate, committed income generators who spend their lives securing income to allow your organisation to do good in the world. Who wouldn't want this?
But being that leader can also be a really lonely, isolated place, especially in an organisation where there is little or no fundraising expertise within the CEO and Trustee group.
You can feel like a funnel between the requests of an enthusiastic but misaligned board, and the pleas of a hard-working but over-stretched team.
Too large to access support designated for the smallest charities; too small to have the budget to employ or train specialists across all fields. Yet usually expected to "do it all"
imagine then, how it would feel
(and what a difference it would make)
you had somewhere you could go
a virtual retreat;
a place to collaborate;
a place to find kindred spirits to share experiences - the highs, the lows, the challenges - your cheerleaders;
a place to problem-solve;
a place with 10 income-stream & sector experts at your disposal, to consult with, learn from and work with for a whole 12-months
a place to Thrive?
Imagine the solidarity
Imagine the ideas
Imagine the results
you no longer need to imagine!
don't just survive,
I'm Claire Warner, founder of Thrive, and the Thrive Wellbeing & Management specialist expert
Thrive is exactly the programme I would have signed up to, the programme I not just wanted, but needed, when I worked in in-house Fundraising. And what's more, it's the programme that would have potentially also have helped me back into fundraising after a break due to ill health.
Thrive is specifically designed to help Fundraising Directors in organisations up to about £15m income in the areas in which I struggled, and others have told me, that they struggle the most:
Lack of expertise across all income streams
Lack of access to budget for specialist support
Increasing targets without corresponding skilled staff resource
Lack of understanding of fundraising outside of their team
Thrive provides a group of peers, all of whom are facing similar challenges to you. Thrive provides experts across all income streams and sector specialisms, allowing the opportunity to "nerd out" in your areas of expertise and make informed decisions and advances in areas outside of your zone of genius.
Thrive's expert coaches are all people I wish I had had the opportunity to work with individually when I worked in house, let alone all of them in one go.
Thrive is there to boost you, to provide a virtual retreat space to regroup, to discuss, to share and to grow. It's there to add to your life and to take away burden and not the other way around.
I love Thrive,
Our current Thrive Fundraising Directors love Thrive
Our Thrive Experts love Thrive
I know you will love Thrive too
Your Thrive Resident Expert Coaches are
click on each specialist's image to watch their welcome videos
we're the Team around YOUR team
In Thrive Leaders you get
12-month access to our 10 specialist expert coach consultants You will get access to each of our specialist experts, live on a private group zoom call, a different one each week, seeing each once every quarter. No longer do you have to choose between which area you're going to develop this year, you can choose one or all of them?
Our coaches will deliver 30 - 45 minutes of topic-based learning and then the remaining 45 - 60 minutes is open for you to ask questions and advice about anything to do with their subject. We are literally with you ALL year, to help you and your team grow and develop and Thrive, ALL year!
Find out more about our Experts above!
Thrive Peer Community
Thrive Leaders private facebook group - a safe space to support, network, collaborate and share learning with each other in a supportive and non-competitive environment, and where you can be just you and share whatever you need without fear of judgement, consequence or ridicule. This is where we want to see you sharing your successes, seeking support for challenges, soap-boxing about peeves, and asking the obvious questions
20+ on-demand coaching calls - lessons, resources and classes to build the team, the skills and the confidence to lead a successful and thriving team
36 live coaching calls, 12 live implementation and discussion calls (all recorded and available to watch again)
The coaching calls run on a 13-week rolling schedule. In each 4-week period there are 3 live resident expert calls and one implementation and peer discussion call and one break week. The resident expert calls encompass the income-stream specialisms of our resident experts as well as management & wellbeing coaching & support, the planning sessions and a session with no agenda, for general discussion, networking & conversation
The Library - access to a dynamic library of blogs and articles, content, tools and frameworks from the Guest Experts, and other material and learning content as and when it is created, catalogued under the themed headings
Accountability Pods - each quarter we will match you up in pods with others tackling similar goals, challenges and developments so you can learn and succeed together
Co-working sessions - an hour each week of dedicated co-working time to give you the opportunity to work on that thing that's important to you
Thrive LIVE - we're not quite there yet, but I'll just drop this here so you can imagine for where we can - we're going to run an annual Thrive Live event where we can all meet up in person, with each other, with the resident experts, and with other guest experts, and plan the following year's Thrive! You will get priority access to event tickets
take another look at those specialisms
you get retainer-type access to for 12-months
1. Corporate Partnerships
2. Trusts & Foundations
3. Individual Giving
4. Community Fundraising
6. Major Donors
7. Legacy Giving
9. Management & Wellbeing
5. Strategy & Innovation
WHAT EXISTING THRIVE MEMBERS SAY
When I watched the launch video for the Thrive, I felt seen. And I felt like you were talking to me. You described my exact feelings, my exact pride and my exact anxieties - I leapt and joined there and then, full of hope and expectation.
I have to say the reality has far outweighed my initial hopes. The specialists are amazing, they're so authentic and the information they share and the advice they give is brilliant. And the tribe I now get to spend Wednesday afternoons with are just brilliant. You really must join!"
- PAUL COURTNEY -
- DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING, CHILDREN'S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST -
Thrive Leaders is a rolling 12-month coaching, retainer-consultancy and peer-support programme for Fundraising Directors (and equivalent)
Designed specifically to meet the needs of leaders of Fundraising teams without multiple Heads of different income streams - where the Leader is likely to have their own operational fundraising workload to deliver alongside their managerial and leadership responsibilities, Thrive provides "the ultimate support, coaching and camaraderie programme".
Described by many of the expert coaches as "the kind of programme I wish I'd had access to when in the role", Thrive is designed to provide as 12-month programme of peer, specialist and personal support.
You might be Head of a team of one, or a team of 30. You're likely to be leading a team in a local, regional or small national charity, and while you probably don't yet employ seasoned specialists in every income stream, you are are enjoying some success across multiple products.
Thrive provides "a little bit of space for the professional me in the middle of every week, and I love it"
Join Thrive Leaders today
• 36 live coaching calls
• On-demand access to all of the previous Thrive calls
• Access to the Library of resources and information provided by the Thrive Resident Experts
• Thrive Leaders private peer support facebook group
• Access to tickets for Thrive Live (when it's able to happen)
Cost - £1,200
payable £100 pcm for 12 months
discounted to £975
if you pay the 12-months up-front
Join Thrive VIP today
and access all of the features and benefits of Thrive Leaders
• A quarterly 1:1 coaching session with Claire Warner
• a one-off 1:1 coaching session with one other Thrive Expert of your choice
Cost - £1,950
payable £162.50 pcm for 12 months
discounted to £1,595 if you pay the full 12-months up front
We offer Grandfathered pricing - the price you pay when you join is the price you pay for as long as you stay in the programme, regardless of price increases for others
you may still have questions
How much does it cost?
Who is it open to?
Thrive Leaders is a rolling 12-month programme - designed to offer ongoing support / inspiration / advice / coaching throughout a full year.
The Thrive Programme currently costs £1,200 (12 x 100) per year but if you pay for the whole year up front, you pay the discounted price of £975 - a discount of £225
Thrive VIP Option costs £1,950 (12 x £162.50) discounted to £1,595 if paid in full up front
And, your annual price stays locked-in for as long as you (or your organisation) remains in the programme, despite price increases for new joiners
What if I can't make the live calls?
The live calls take place every Wednesday at 2pm (UK time). This enables us to operate the programme consistently and efficiently. BUT, all live content is recorded and then uploaded into the library so you don't miss out on anything. You can also go back and watch again if you want to check some details. AND, you can submit questions in advance for the live sessions so that you can still have your challenge or issue addresses by the experts.
Thrive Leaders is a programme for the person who leads your fundraising team.
Their title might be Fundraising Manager, Head of Fundraising, Director of Income generation or one of many others. They may even lead a team of one.
But they are the most senior person with Fundraising responsibility within your organisation who isn't the Chief Executive
Do you offer refunds?
As an online purchase, you are entitled to a refund within 14-days of purchase, UNLESS you have accessed the platform and the content.
It is our intention that Thrive delivers exactly what we promise and more. If you have concerns about the content, delivery or anything else, we ask you to make contact with us as we would hope to find a solution other than you leaving.
If you are able to demonstrate that you accessed the content and the coaching, that you asked questions where given the opportunity to do so, that you
Still got questions?
I'm paying for myself. Can I pay monthly?
You can choose to pay monthly, quarterly or in full. We expect most members, regardless of whether they're paying for themselves or their employer is paying, to pay monthly (If you pay in full, up front, there is a discount)
Regardless of which payment option you choose, Thrive is a 12-month programme.
approached us and asked us to address your perceived short-comings in the delivery vs the description of the programme, you may be permitted to leave at the end of the quarter we are in at the time of your decision. If you have paid for the year in full, you may be entitled to a partial refund, depending on your payment method and how far into the year we have progressed, and minus an administration fee of £100
You will also lose your lifetime access price promise and if you rejoin, will join at the price the programme is at the time or rejoining.