aim is to see organisations in the Not-For-Profit industry progress into fully
operational and successful bodies which function at their optimum level.
is ProAid Ltd? ProAid ltd is a Not-for-Profit consulting
company specialising in grant funding applications and project management for Not for
are the main services ProAid Ltd. offers?
are four main areas that ProAid specialises in. These consist of:
involves setting up a trust or society. Trust deed, constitution design and
registration with charities commission and incorporation with Societies. Compliance,
filing returns, done status, tax exemption, organisation review and evaluation,
accreditation with relevant government departments (MFAT, MSD, DIA, MoEd, MoH)
grants support: matching/writing/submitting grant applications to funders, i.e.
trusts/foundations and government departments along with quotes and all relevant
capital campaigns, sponsorships, major gifts, wills and bequests, direct
marketing, annual appeals.
Project Management support:
and design, research study, strategic and operational planning, budget
planning, monitoring and evaluation, administration and accounts support,
tendering and contracting, training, mentoring and report writing.
do you offer? Is it a package deal?
initial consultation (email, phone, Skype, face to face) will involve
identifying your organization’s needs to conduct an assessment. To do this we
would need to review your certificate of incorporation/registration, latest
financial and/or audit statement, one or two funding applications submitted if
any, and lastly an annual operating budget with a list of projects/activities
that require funding i.e. sports, culture, arts, youth, children, playgroup,
parenting, health, disability, capital works, administration, counselling etc. After review of these key documents a
detailed proposal will be submitted to you outlining options on how we could
provide services with fees, payment options and timeframe.
you work on a commission basis or payment on success?
Ltd. is a professional, not-for-profit consulting service and therefore fees
are charged for the work that is required. With our 20 years of experience in
the not-for-profit sector we offer high rates of success in the area of project
management, securing grants, registration and private fundraising within the
not-for-profit sector. We can improve
the quality and efficiency of your organization and increase its annual income base
to implement more community projects, positively impacting more lives.
cannot provide a guarantee of funds secured. However, our proven track record
of project management, which involves assessment and design of projects and
proposals, budget assistance writing and the preparation of funding
applications, enables us to assure you success as you access our experience and
networking relationships with funders and a range of organizations and
are the type of services that you provide and how will it benefit my
assist in defining and setting clear goals and objectives for your organization
and with you, we develop project ideas, concepts, proposals and budgets. We
identify and design quality projects for your organization. We search and develop a list of potential funding resources and
match them to your project activities using our database that has 80 + donors. We develop detailed proposals and work plans for your organization
with project management and fundraising service options for your review. We provide monthly updates and reports on project management and
funding applications submitted for your project activities. We prepare all supporting documents for submission and source two
competitive quotes, references, financial and audit statements, job
descriptions, employment contracts, prepare resolutions, proof read
applications, submit them to funding sources and provide follow-up support to your
resubmit and redesign declined projects. We provided written feedback from
funders and document their reasons for declining applications and prepare new submissions. We
provide administration and capital fund raising support for overhead costs such
as rent, utilities, salaries, fees, telephone, internet, office supplies,
transport etc. We
offer ongoing follow up and support with funders. We
prepare and submit approximately 8 applications per month for your organization’s
projects and activities to reach project budget targets. We
provide ongoing support for funded and approved projects such as contract
negotiation and project implementation. We
coach key staff and volunteers within your organization on project proposal
writing and grant application processes. We
assist your organization to establish systems and processes to manage and
sustain project funding. We
research feasibility studies for community development projects. We
offer strategic, operational and budget planning. We
give administration and accounting support including filing tax returns,
compliance and systems set up. We
support private fundraising through events, capital campaigns, sponsorships and
major gift support. We
notify you of changes with funders and funding in NZ on a regular basis. We
help you meet deadlines through quality reporting and accountability to funders
and supporters and notify you when these are due. We
assist preparations for accreditation and registration requirements by
conducting a review and evaluation of your organization.
there a guarantee that ProAid Ltd. will meet our project management goals and funding
will reach your project management goals and deliverables as this is agreed
upon by both parties at the signing of the contract. We will also reach your fundraising target
but cannot guarantee funding secured as that is beyond our control and there
are many factors considered in declined applications. What we can assure you is
that we will work with you and the funder to do a thorough review, which may
require a redesign and resubmission of your applications.
is the estimated success rate of achieving fundraising goals?
a success rate of between one in two applications being accepted. This is dependent
on the quality of projects developed and information supplied. Organizations need
to ensure all supporting, relevant and up to date documents are available and
they match the funder’s criteria and guidelines.
choose ProAid Ltd.?
Ltd. offers our clients a unique package that will greatly enhance your
organisation whether it is solely via fundraising or with the help of
specialised Project Management support. The Director and founder, Dayan Eager,
has extensive experience and an in depth understanding of the Not-For-Profit
industry in New Zealand, Australia, including the wider Asia Pacific Countries
and Regions. Dayan is not only extremely professional and efficient, but he is
also very approachable and culturally sensitive. He has great insight into project management
and consultancy for Not-For-Profit organisations and will be a pleasure to work
with. He has
assisted many organizations, securing more than $2.5 million in grants and
private funding for a range of community development projects. ProAid Ltd has
specialists in a range of technical fields and a team to deliver the services
of Not-for-Profit Organisations.
our organisation too small or too big for ProAid Ltd.?
Ltd. caters to a number of organisations from those that are newly emerging and
trying to establish a niche for themselves, through to successful multimillion
dollar organisations that are engaging in large scale programmes with larger
budgets. We give all our clients the guidance; skills and/or funding they need
to grow and further enhance their capacity.
What experience does ProAid Ltd have and who are the organizations
that have benefitted?
Ltd is currently working with Not-for-Profit’s ranging from migrant and ethnic
communities, Maori organizations, Pacific Island groups, Sports clubs, arts and
cultural groups and NGO’s. We assist in providing a range of services in the
area of at risk youth projects, arts and cultural projects, play group and
parenting projects, organising small and large events, health and homeless
support, sports tournaments, music and community enterprise projects benefitting
women and international development projects.
11. Does ProAid Ltd. only deal with
Not-For-Profits in the social service sector?
While we are specialised in the social service sector, we also offer professional
aid in various other fields such as companies requiring professional support,
schools, hospitals, churches, government departments etc.
12. How will we see the results and
receive fundraising assistance?
will depend on the nature of services to be provided. For fundraising it can
range anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months for results.
13. Couldn't I find out about funding
sources on my own and go through the process of applying?
can investigate the hundreds of trusts, foundations and government grants
yourself. However, we find that most not-for-profit organizations don’t have
the time or resources required to research, match, meet deadlines and apply for
all their project needs. Many members working for organizations are volunteers
who also have full time jobs and do not have expertise in this field. We provide quality, professional service at a
reasonable cost for not-for-profit groups, which eliminates a lot of stress within
we have a schedule of referees to contact
Please make contact with us and we can provide you with 2-3 referees.
is the normal method of payment?
Once the service is defined
along with the fees and payments, we then work with you to settle the payment
methods. This can be on an hourly rate, or flat weekly/ monthly rate and this will
depend on the project proposed.
you available to meet with us and committee and Board level?
would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your needs and to share in more
detail how we work. We provide initial consultation at no charge though this
does depend on the distance and travel involved.
is the next step?
Please make contact with us using the contact
details provided to book your free consultation and assessment. We would also
recommend you complete the organization checklist online through our website
prior to our initial meeting.