A little about us

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Gerutha are specialists in third sector improvement. We have a wealth of experience in creating sustainable not-for-profit organisations, and enabling for-profit businesses to benefit from their support of the third sector.

Gerutha are specialists in third sector improvement. We have a wealth of experience in creating sustainable not-for-profit organisations, and enabling for-profit businesses to benefit from their support of the third sector.

Our aim is to encourage the third sector to be the very best that it can – delivering exceptional services and support to society overall.

Amanda Foister OBE

• We support charities with critical functions on initial projects and provide long-term support services.

• We help businesses create giving and volunteering policies, as well as broader corporate social responsibility programmes that are aligned to commercial objectives. We know that businesses need to benefit from their relationships with charities, and we can support both sides in creating partnerships that are beneficial for everyone involved.

• We have experience not only in writing successful fundraising applications, but also in selecting them. This means that we know what it is that makes a fundraising application successful in this difficult fundraising climate.

Gerutha grew out of an established charity; the senior team enjoyed success and were approached by charities in a similar sector to help them achieve the same success. From this, the idea of a partnership of professionals grew; a partnership with the aim of making a real and sustainable difference to the organisations we work with

Our Background

Gerutha grew out of an established charity; the senior team enjoyed success and where approached by charities in a similar sector to help them achieve the same success. From this, the idea of a partnership of professionals grew; a partnership with the aim of making a real and sustainable difference to the organisations we work with.

Why Gerutha?

We have a track record of success, which we are keen to retain. Therefore we will only work with you if we are confident that we can help your organisation achieve your ambitions. It costs nothing for an initial chat with us, during which we will be honest and direct as we know you are a busy person and won’t have time for anything that doesn’t add value to your organisation.

Working together

If we find that working together is the best step for your organisation we will fit seamlessly into your team to build a long term relationship that is driven by results and having fun.

What do our customers say?

Partnering with Gerutha is no different than employing a senior team, other than it doesn’t cost us as much for really high level supportLongridge On The Thames
We were looking for a full time CEO and instead have a full-time team of experts for less than a salary of a CEO – so far they have surpassed our wildest expectationsRoyal Albert Dock Trust
As a small charity we can’t afford to employ full time legal or HR support, so having a service that we can call on as we need it saves us time and moneyFulham Reach Boat Club
Gerutha was born from our own back office team and we think this is the way all charities and commercial organisations should work. It gives you flexibility, cost effectiveness and a very broad range of skills – this is the futureAdventure Learning Foundation

Services

We offer you short term project based support, where employing people would not be financially sensible, as well as providing long term support. Often the expense of employing, for example, a Financial Director is out of the reach of an organisation, and so instead you employ a Finance Manager and then wear them out by making directorial demands, or employ a FD and pay them to do low level finance work. We provide the right level of expertise for the right level of work – you only pay for the work we do, when we do it, and you are in control of that specification. The result is that you get a much higher quality of people resource than you could otherwise afford for a fraction of the price of employing your own team. The full range of services is shown below.

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Business Development

Whether it is in financial sustainability, business planning, capacity building or any other business development component, Gerutha have the tools and expertise to transform your organisation.

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Fundraising

We can help you identify the best sources of funding for you and create a strategy and run a fundraising plan that will realise your revenue ambitions or capital expenditure. with comprehensive funder reporting.

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Back Office

Some organisations we work with outsource their entire back office function to us, others choose just one or two of our services. We suggest an initial conversation to identify how we can save you money and best support you.

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HR

Your team can be your greatest resource. We can help create exemplary processes to ensure you have a well resourced, secure team as well as being there should go wrong to help deal with the challenge legally, protecting the organisation.

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Governance

The importance of governance cannot be overstated. Engaging one of our trained professional company secretaries will free up your CEO and ensure that you are making the most of your trustees and are safeguarding their and the organisation's interests.

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Charity Formation

Company and charity formations are increasingly comprehensive and complex undertakings that can be both laborious and challenging for all involved. Using our knowledge and experience, we can help you navigate your way through each step of the process.

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MarComms

Marketing your organisation, preserving your brand and protecting and realising the power of your data is crucial if you are to engage with your stakeholders, customers and partners. We can help develop and execute a robust, cost-effective plan.

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Leadership

A great CEO can be an expensive commitment. We can provide a figurehead to lead your organisation and tackle the challenges ahead, backed up by our team of experts, giving you an awesome team of success focused professionals at an affordable cost.

Key sectors

We have proven track record of success across the following business areas; however our skills are transferable and we are particularly interested in working with organisations working within the sectors of penal reform and environmental challenges.

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Sport & Outdoor Activity

From outdoor activity centres that use outdoor activities as a tool for wider social change through to professional clubs, county sports partnerships and national governing bodies, Gerutha has developed a fantastic reputation within the sports and activity sector.

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Education

We have worked with a number of independent providers to improve their ability to attract new parents; develop better relationships with their alumni, raise funds for capital projects, develop their charitable objectives and improve the awareness of the school nationally and internationally.

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Statutory Bodies

We have vast experience of supplying to, gaining funding from and working with statutory bodies. As more and more local authorities contract our services that were traditionally statutory this creates excellent opportunities for the not for profit sector but caution is advised, as often those bodies have limited understanding of our sector. We can help you make the most of the opportunities that are out there.

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Corporate

Corporate Social Responsibility is becoming an ever more integral business function, one that is critical to the perception of your brand, to developing trust and loyalty with your customers, to maintaining a happy workforce and – increasingly – to new business development. The not for profit sector can learn much from the commercial sector but equally the commercial sector can learn a lot from the not for profit and what better way of doing this by developing an exciting and innovative CSR plan.

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