What We Do

Compton is the UK’s leading fundraising consulting firm.

We work in partnership with our clients’ boards, staff, and volunteers to help plan and manage all aspects of their fundraising and development programmes. We employ a team of professionals, each of whom have a proven track record of success in their specialist field, be it capital campaign management, consulting, information technology, prospect research, marketing, business planning and training: in short, all the areas needed to deliver ambitious fundraising goals.


Annual, revenue fundraising strategy reviews

  • Reviews of fundraising strategies, operational plans and income streams
  • Fundraising database reviews (including data management, gift processing and Gift Aid)
  • Interim fundraising placements at Director and Head of Fundraising level
  • Customised training, mentoring and coaching of fundraising teams


Capital, major gifts fundraising

  • Capital fundraising resources studies
  • Capital campaign management
  • Periodic consulting support – including Asking for the Money training


Legacy, endowment fundraising

  • Reviews of legacy promotional plans and materials
  • Development of tailored planned giving programmes
  • Full service, legacy campaign management


Marketing and communications consulting

  • Public and community relations audits
  • Member and supporter surveys
  • Marketing & Communications reviews and plans (including digital fundraising and communications tools)
  • Development of fundraising case for support


Grant making trusts and foundations

  • Customised trust and foundation research by our dedicated trusts unit
  • Tailored reviews of current trust fundraising
  • Management of trust proposals, pipelines and forecasts