What we do

Dovetail focuses on all the areas of expertise,  as set out below, that help organisations improve their performance through the analysis of existing organisational challenges  to develop plans for improvement.

Strategic and policy development

Various economic, legal, political, and technological external forces influence organisations. Organisations need diverse strategies and tactics for development that have to be designed in accordance with their vision, mission and strategic aims.

We stimulate new strategic approaches through a variety of different methods of capacity building and professional development.

What can Dovetail do for you?

a)    create and programme organisational and competitive strategies, quality achievement strategies, link strategies, public engagement strategies and most importantly, strategies for the achievement of sustainability

b)    audits  – where is your organisation now; where does it want to be;  and how will we get there?

c)    we can help you in diversifying your programmes and sources of funds

d)    support branding and rebranding

e)     assist with audience development and market expansion


Our fundraising consultants offer expertise to support you in front line fundraising, providing advice and solutions to the fundraising needs of your organisation. Our specialisms are varied;

  • Community Fundraising
  • Corporate Fundraising
  • Fundraising Audit
  • Legacies
  • Partnership Fundraising
  • Payroll Giving
  • Major donors
  • Research
  • Trusts, Grants and Statutory

All our fundraising consultants are members of the Institute of Fundraising.

Financial control and Independent Examination

We can advise on all matters of financial development and control, including budgeting and financial project management.

Information and Communications Technology

Our consultants will advise you in how best to use information and communications technology to support your existing organisation objectives  and support the development of new activities . We will help you to visualise your success at the beginning.

We specialise in:

  • systems integration
  • database development
  • strategic planning
  • setting up IT systems
  • improvement of local and international connectivity

Human Resources development

We have considerable expertise in assisting organisations in managing change through consultation with staff and changing the HR framework. One of our team also has significant experience in recruitment, training and assisting organisations with managing difficult situations in respect of both disciplinary and grievance procedures as well as carrying out detailed compensation and benefit reviews. This is all carried out within a framework of Diversity and Equality

Building and facilities management

Most organisations need buildings  to operate from. We can advise on what type of property will be best, help to find that property and  help with its acquisition , management and running the building.

Public Relations

Relation to external audiences is key for all public and beneficiary facing organisations. We can advise on strategy and implementation including developing messages for any and all  types of strategy and organisations.


We can provide training in all the above areas and  sometimes use training as a consultancy tool.  We train groups from 6 to 60 in size and can adapt our style for a variety of audiences.

Society administration

We administer small societies and organisations providing conference and event management, financial management and accounting and membership services.