The world needs schools to thrive, and schools need philanthropy to thrive

There has never been a time in recent history when the need for schools to raise funds through philanthropy has been greater.  The perfect storm of a heightened demand for access and the relentless pursuit of excellence coupled with political, financial and social pressures is challenging all schools.  And yet there are members of every school community who could help you with philanthropic gifts – both now and in the future.  

How do you find them and inspire them to support you? 

We can help. 

Your development story

All schools and their leaders have their own unique fundraising story.   

  • perhaps you are just beginning to consider fundraising for your school and want to explore potential returns and next steps. 
  • maybe you have a well-established fundraising team and want to take it to the next level of performance. 
  • you might have recently inherited a development team and wish to better understand it and optimise it. 

Wherever you are on your journey we can help you with a comprehensive range of services delivered by a friendly team of experts in fundraising, community relations, research, strategy and appointments. We are here to provide advice, direction, new perspectives and collaboration; our services are flexible and scalable to meet all client profiles and budgets. 

Our services

Understanding potential donors

Starting to fundraise

Optimising fundraising income

Building and developing fundraising teams

Our approach

We seek to understand the minds and the hearts of school communities.

We ask, we listen, we learn and we recommend.

We spot opportunities that others do not.

We help you focus, and build confidence and resilience.

We take a strategic approach to solving short-term issues with long-term opportunities.

Schools enjoy working with us – they trust us, feel comfortable with us and recognise the value we bring.

Our Team

Meet the people who make it happen.

Ours is a team of many talents with a broad portfolio of sector-leading philanthropy and communications experience, collectively bringing the best in school fundraising to our clients.

Learn more

Get in touch

Email Rachael Petrie, Head of Philanthropy, via rachaelpetrie@rsacademics.com

Call Rachael on +44 1858 467449