Working with The Athena Advisors helped us swiftly cut through the noise and focus on the essentials of our new fundraising strategy. As a small and busy department, having the guidance and support from Athena’s talented and dedicated team enabled us to develop complex multi-year income and return on investment analysis in order to form a strong evidence base for investment. Detailed step-by-step direction for how to access and maximise income generation in key markets was provided with a robust and reasoned pipeline of donor prospects. The Athena Advisors’ professional but accessible style of presenting and disseminating information secured strong buy-in from senior staff and Trustees. I thoroughly enjoyed our time working together.
As a new non-profit, we were looking for support to better understand the foundation funder landscape. We chose to work with The Athena Advisors because literally everyone we reached out to consistently endorsed them. Robin and her team not only developed a well thought out list of prospects for us, they also delivered a series of very helpful and thought-provoking training
From the outset, Athena advisors dived deep to understand the mission and ethos of Aegis Trust, ensuring there was alignment between their team with our staff and board. This proved essential, in order for them to harness Aegis Trust’s strengths and to help communicate more broadly. Robin has built a great team of professionals around her, all of whom are a joy to work with.
We came into contact with The Athena Advisors after they were highly recommended to us by a colleague. We have found their work to be professional, of high quality and very relevant to our needs and complex area of work. Through this collaboration we have increased our strategic approach to resource mobilisation, and highly recommend them to others in the science and NGO sector.