The Fishin’ (Our Mission)
Fish educates, coaches, strategises with and supports small and emerging non-profits to improve their world so they can improve ours.
We Get You
It’s 11.15am on Monday and your to do list is growing faster than the weeds in your garden. Again. You’ve got to present at the local Rotary Club dinner on Tuesday, write that grant funding proposal by Friday, prepare board report by Thursday morning, follow up with that business you met a fortnight ago, phone that donor to thank for their $500 donation, all while meeting your income goals and spending less than a dime to do it.
You’re overwhelmed. You’re tired. And you definitely don’t know what to tackle next. Yet, you love what you do. Completely and utterly love it.
You cannot wait to make that donor phone call and say thank you. You get such a kick out of sharing the stories in the community about the awesome work your charity does. And, while you may not be thrilled about preparing board reports, you know that everything you do is as important as each note played together in a beautiful piece of music.
In some small way, you know you’re making a difference in the world.
The money trickles in even though you’re not exactly sure how. You get that fundraising is important, you just don’t truly get fundraising. You wish you had more hands on deck or hours in the day to get to the bottom of your to do list before another seven things are added to it again. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place.
Here at Fish Community Solutions we believe that every non-profit, no matter what their size, should have access to fundraising advice, business expertise and relevant support. We support small and emerging charities do better business and swim with the big guys.
We improve your world, so you can improve ours.
Our Keys to Success
F – Flexible: We are committed to working with you to find the best and most cost-effective way to help you reach your fundraising goals.
I – Insight: We understand small charities. Just because you’re small doesn’t mean you don’t have big dreams. And we’re passionate about making sure you achieve them.
S – Sincere: We value meaningful relationships and are dedicated to developing honest and strong connections.
H – Heartfelt: Have a genuine interest in your mission and your cause. We want to know what motivates you to do what you do as we know it will inspire us too.
The Story Behind The Name
The idea of Fish Community Solutions first came about with the realisation that there are so many great causes, with so many amazing people driving them, all with the same goal – to help a particular part of our community. These people, however, whilst they have an incredible passion and often experience with their cause, they may have limited knowledge and understanding of the most strategic way to raise funds.
Without sustainable funding, these small charities often struggle and are sometimes even forced to close. And then the gap that they were originally trying to close, is reopened.
While Fish Community Solutions can provide support work, its focus is on education and coaching small non-profits about fundraising to help improve their work in the community.
At Fish Community Solutions we believe you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime.
We are here to not only give you advice, but to teach you how to become financially sustainable so you can continue to do what you do best.