Synergies – Management consultancy for small, medium and large charities
Synergies is a charity management consultancy. We support our clients to produce great results in three ways:
- By improving their organisational performance and effectiveness;
- By diagnosing and solving problems;
- By creating added value.
In an ever changing world we work with you to build an adaptive, resilient charity which continues to meet the needs of your beneficiaries. Our vision is to be a leading management consultancy for small, medium and large (up to £5m) charities.
How is Synergies different?
Synergies is different because we blend considerable charity experience and technical knowledge. Consultant Catherine Arkley has twenty-two years charity chief executive experience. She has managed the growth of a charity from small to large. Catherine has recently completed, with distinction, a Master’s degree in Work and Organisational Psychology (November 2015, Nottingham University). So we know what it is like to work in a charity. We understand the stresses and strains, particularly the challenges of fundraising. The charity sector is diverse in scope, mission, approach and values. Many of our client charities are rooted in their communities and deliver vital front line work. At the same time many are faced with reduced government funding and their future is insecure. Small and medium charities often have limited resources to innovate, evaluate the impact of their work and time to think strategically. Yet, they have the need to deliver key work projects. We understand this situation and can provide you with the practical, empathetic help you need.
What will your charity gain working with Synergies?
We provide our clients with tailored consultancy advice, practical solutions and help with implementation – not an off the shelf report. Our approach is enthusiastic and empathetic. We listen to our clients and work with you so your charity learns to solve similar problems in future. We will create added value, not only will we enhance your business capabilities but we will help you to go further than you would do on your own.
Synergies areas of work
We focus on four major areas; strategy, structure, management and operations. Our particular interest and passion lies in operations with strong expertise and experience in developing and supporting effective leadership, building effective teams and team working, employee engagement, conflict, organisational growth and volunteer management. We have a strong background in health charities and thus can provide specialist health charity services including developing medical and social research programmes, information provision to families and young people and building, managing and developing emotional support services to adults and young people. To find out more look at the relevant tabs on the site.