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Prospero World Trading Limited promotes the efficiency and effectiveness of charities, and encourages creative philanthropy. We provide expert, competitively priced consultancy services to Donors, Foundations and Charities through our non-profit sister association Prospero World Trading Ltd.
Donors should be confident that their investment in a charity will have a real and direct impact, as well as offer long-term, sustainable benefits. We aim to provide that confidence.
We fulfill our aim by:
Providing bespoke philanthropic advice to individuals, companies and grant-making charities wishing to support charities.
Providing support to charities and social enterprises, to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.
Incubating new charities and projects.
Our philanthropic advisory services include the following;
We conduct due diligence on charities and Social Enterprises and provide robust advice to donors about their tax-efficient giving. Due diligence involves visiting charities both nationally and internationally, reviewing their constitutional documents and governance arrangements, scrutinising accounts, assessing the financial forecasts of a particular project or a charity’s work overall, assessing whether the purpose of a particular project or wider activities are within the framework of English charity law, and whether the recipient has the necessary expertise and resources to carry out the work which donors wish to support.
Monitoring and Evaluation
We monitor donations ensuring they have been spent in line with the purpose for which they have been given, and evaluate the impact donations have had. We then report back to donors both verbally and through written reports. Our monitoring and evaluation work includes site visits, where appropriate. In particular, when donations have been made overseas, Prospero requires charities to adhere to additional reporting requirements to verify the use of funds.
Prospero World nurtures relationships between donors and charities, introducing field experts to donors to either further develop existing fields of interest, or to identify areas of charitable activity that may be of particular interest. As well as organizing private meetings, Prospero World hosts events to showcase the work of exceptional organisations.
Capacity Building and research
Prospero World advises and supports charities to communicate with donors more effectively. Since our inception in 2007 we have helped build capacity of charitable organisations as far afield East Timor, Singapore and Myanmar as well as in the UK, helping them to improve communication and share best practice models.
The fees we generate through our consultancy service are donated to Prospero World to support our own research costs. Please contact us if you would like further details about any aspect of our work.