A no-nonsense approach to data
One of the key things about Actually Data is that we “challenge the norm”, we don’t just accept it, we question it. This fresh pair of eyes can lead to very quick wins for efficiency and effectiveness and more importantly adding value to your charity.
Anthony Fawkes - Founder and Managing Director:- Anthony brings professional database and data-management skills and experience, developed over 10 years of working with charities, commercial enterprises and suppliers, and as an independent consultant. Immediately prior to founding Actually Data, Anthony was Database Marketing Manager for a charity specialising in International Development where he was responsible for the development of their Raiser’s Edge database as an effective fundraising and marketing tool; responsible for the improvement of business processes, the training of users and the analysis of their supporter and financial data.
Anthony’s database management skills are complimented by knowledge and experience in the fields of data processing, training, software development, analytics and direct mail. He is a member of the IOF and speaks regularly at conferences/workshops on the subject of integration of charity data including recently at The European Salesforce Event, Cloudforce as well as the National thankQ user conference.
For more information on Anthony, please see his LinkedIn profile
Since we started in 2006 we have worked directly with over 150 charities ranging from national charities such as Sparks and SANDS to many local hospices for example Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Barnsley Hospice.
Here is what some of our clients said:
“The manual processing of our JustGiving donations had always been a very complex and time-consuming procedure for us – often taking more than 2 days a week. The application supplied to us last year by Anthony means our income processing team now takes around ½ day each week to customise and process all of our JustGiving donations. Anthony has also installed a similar automated process for our Virgin Money Giving donations. There was an obvious strategic and operational benefit for us to move from manual input to automation as the time – and cost – saving has allowed us to use our resources more efficiently.”
Elice Craske, Fundraising Income Support Manager, Motor Neurone Disease Association
“Anthony did a great job providing IT training and support to my client. The feedback was universally positive and colleagues are now confident to carry out the functions he taught them. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anthony to any of my clients and commend him for excellent work.”
David Kelham, hired Anthony as an IT Training and Support in 2008 at AOL Europe
“I would not hesitate to recommend Anthony as a partner for any charity addressing their data needs. His understanding of the technicalities of data manipulation and optimisation is impressive and perfectly supported by his ability to see the bigger picture and work flexibly with the differing needs, structures and timescales which affect any data project. He is well connected within the network of non-profit technology professionals and is able to draw on a wide range of experience to deliver a project big or small. His dedication to his clients and to the best possible outcomes is a great asset when taking on a big project and his ability to hit the ground running is fantastic when you need an issue solved quickly and painlessly..”
Catryn Ladd – Fundraising & Communication Manager at The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
“I attended a training session delivered by Anthony. I found him to be an excellent public speaker, trainer and facilitator. The topics we were covering were quite complex but Anthony managed to make them accessible to all participants. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anthony..”
Angie Aspinall – Writer, Journalist, Trainer, Speaker, Company Director, Co-founder of #Yorkshirehour, Founder of #Hearinglosshour
Some examples of recent projects we have been involved in include:
Implementing a new fundraising database and managing the data import for a national baby charity including training and strategic support to the fundraising team.
12 month contract providing interim database manager service for 2 days a month to a national children's charity.
Development and implementation (to over 80 charities) of an Access based application to transform online giving data into an import file for various CRM solutions - on behalf of JustGiving.
Implementing a major migration project - transferring data from spreadsheets to The Raiser's Edge for a national cancer charity.
Reviewing, recoding and implementing a data structure to reflect the new fundraising strategy of an international animal charity.
Building an application to aid reconciliation between finance and fundraising for a London based hospital charity.
Flexible contract providing database services for 2 days a month to an international development charity.
Delivering a customised training programme in The Raiser's Edge for a museum.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more about any of this work.