After the referendum in June, a number of charities have actually been looking for our counsel concerning the effect of the decision to leave the EU. In addition, some organisations have found their initiatives positioned in extremely uncertain situations, with applications to funds like the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) pending and no strong or dependable support from the Government or regional LEPs as to whether or not the funding streams will still come to fruition. There are actually 1,000's of sites with important info surrounding 'planned giving consultants' however this is one of the better sites www.giftedphilanthropy.com. Whilst at this phase no one knows with confidence exactly what the impact will be, we  would certainly suggest that non profit organisations confronted with the challenge of an unknown result from European funding follow these essential steps:1. Do Not Panic!In the years following 2008, charities as well as not-for-profits throughout the UK endured one of the most awful periods of recession the nation has ever seen. If you managed to get through the tough times of the last 8 years, you are highly likely to make it through BREXIT also. 2. Talk With Existing Funders If you're mid-way through fundraising for a capital undertaking, communicate with your present funders now. If they have actually committed already it's because they believe in your undertaking and will be understanding of your situation - some could even increase their grant offer to cover a potential shortfall. 3. Mitigate Dealing with the problem directly and providing a brief evaluation of precisely how you plan to mitigate against a possible financing deficiency - seeking other funders, scaling or phasing a project etc. - will certainly be perceived positively by both present and potential contributors alike, creating confidence in your organisation. In case you need guidance about your growth plans or fundraising challenges, feel free to call one of our Directors for a casual conversation. 
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