Consultancy Services

Isabel Essen_Development Consultancy_Services OfferedWith over eight years of experience in project management, fundraising, training, database and website administration, staff & volunteer management, counselling, strategic planning and more, my areas of expertise and interest encompass a wide range of skills that support NGOs, social enterprises, businesses and government projects alike:

1. Coaching & Mentorship: Working especially with people new in their line of work, providing mentorship, practical guidance and support in setting and reaching your organisational and personal goals.

2. Computer Training & Assistance: Many NGOs and small businesses struggle with a lack of (often basic) IT knowledge within their organisation. I provide personalized training for you and your staff as well as assist with the creation of documents and presentations of any kind.

3. CSI (Corporate Social Investment) Support: Promoting ethical and effective corporate social investment (CSI) strategies by supporting partnerships between corporate donors, government departments and development organisations and assisting businesses in facilitating CSI programmes.

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4. Facilitation and Training Services: Helping development practitioners as well as business owners and their staff to build capacity in both the organisations and the communities they serve.

5. Fundraising: Fundraising Consultancy services, including conceptualizing a fundraising strategy, creating fundraising proposals or proof-reading and formatting existing proposals, supporting with donor research and more. Assistance to donors in researching organisations and facilitating application processes.

6. Database Development & Administration: Experienced in Salesforce and Excel, I provide assistance in developing and maintaining databases, from conceptualization through to data entry.

Isabel Essen_Development Consultancy_Consultancy Services 037. Project Management Services: Assisting clients with temporary or longer-term project facilitation, the development of new programmes or producing of events.

8. Social Media: Setting up and managing social media accounts for NGOs and businesses.

9. Strategic Planning & Business Plan Development: Assistance with and facilitation of strategic planning processes and the development of business plans.

10. Translation, Proof-Reading and Formatting Services: Translations English-German and German-English, proof-reading of documents and formatting of presentations and documents as required.

11. Website Development & Administration: Development and maintenance of small-scale websites for NGOs and businesses (often start-ups) who cannot afford an experienced web designer and developer.

I work either on a project or hourly basis, depending on the work required. Every organisation is different and project needs vary from a once-off few hours to an ongoing support system. I would love to discuss your specific needs and find out how I can be able to assist you and your organisation. Please get in touch to set up an appointment.