Great ideas often depend on financial support from visionary men and women. The fundraising consultancy Brakeley has been helping its clients since 1919 to find the right supporters for the right endeavors.

It is often major donors who enable the critical breakthrough. However, major gifts fundraising requires an approach that is rather different from that employed in other fields of fundraising. Brakeley is focusing fully on major gifts fundraising – we belong to the most experienced consultancies worldwide in this field.

Our goal is to help you employ fundraising not just as a financial instrument, but rather a strategic instrument that helps you and your supporters to develop and transform your organization and the environment that it impacts.

Please get in touch if you are seeking help from outside in engaging wealthy individuals, foundations, companies or public funders in your cause. Together we can explore in a first non-committal meeting how we can best help your organization to successfully raise major gifts.

Thank you for your interest,
Your Brakeley Team

About us


Our new Video:
Donor Engagement


We are happy to share our newest video! It shows how you can inspire people to fund good causes. From the perspective of a donor, the video portraits how successful fundraisers follow a dedicated engagement strategy.

Our Offer

We advise and support your organization in setting up and implementing sustainable fundraising.

  • Strategy development
  • Strategy challenge
  • Situational, feasibility and planning analyses
  • How to secure involvement of internal stakeholders
  • Executive coaching
  • Funding concepts and development of the case for support
  • Interim management and personnel support
  • Personnel search and development
  • Development of fundraising structures
  • International fundraising
  • Research services
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Our Customers

Over the last 30 years alone, Brakeley has supported around 700 customers in Europe and a similar number outside of Europe in major gift fundraising. Our service areas are:

  • Education and Science
  • Health and medicine
  • Arts and Culture
  • Nature and environment
  • Social and humanitarian issues

A list of our customers can be found here:

Our Customers
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