BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
FOR CHARITIES, COMMUNITY GROUPS, AND ARTISTS
Sharp Raiser is a collection of inspired, confident and passionate women who see their work as an opportunity to make a real change in the charity sector. We see each charity as far more than just a number, but rather a group of distinct individuals who each bring a unique set of talents, perspectives and experiences. Our mission is to bring a personalised approach to charity consulting and utilise that to bring in returns for our clients and their beneficiaries.
Our consultants are experts in their field with 20 plus years of experience. However, far more valuable is their unmatched women-led, global majority, lived-experience perspective that brings a deeper level of understanding and empathy to the organisations we work with.
Jacqueline, the founder and director, is an accomplished writer with publications. Originally born in Jamaica, she came to London in the 60s when she was a child. Not only does she help bring a stylistic and creative approach to consulting, but she uses her lived experience to drive change in the sector. She takes pride in securing large bids for grassroots charities.
Our team of consultants specialise in fundraising, monitoring and evaluation, safeguarding, project development, community consultation, volunteer recruitment and training (fundraising, safeguarding), social research, author research.
Company No. 11544853
"Jacqueline Crooks and Sharp Raiser have succeeded in generating significant grant income from trusts and foundations, as well as supporting our tenders for local authority contracts. We have been particularly impressed by the flexible and affordable approach, and the level of research conducted into the wide range of funders relevant to our different projects as well as our other organisational funding needs. Also impressive is Jaqueline’s skill in nurturing and supporting interns to support fund-raising activities and provide work experience which enables many of them to go on to become professional fundraisers."
Gareth Owen, CEO of One Westminster
I’ve known Jacqueline for over ten years and when we started using Sharp Raiser’s fundraising services our income increased significantly and we became viable. They support us with business strategy and bid writing. They have helped us to secure over £1m in the last few years.
Tony Lazare, CEO of London Basketball Association