Mike Zywina

How to fundraise from trusts and foundations when you have high reserves

by Mike Zywina

What happens if your organisation has ‘too much’ money? While most charities and social enterprises don’t find themselves with high reserves often, this can pose challenges when it happens – especially if you work in trusts and foundations. Mike Zywina shares four tips for what do if your organisation has a lot of funds in reserves or finds itself in an unusual financial position.

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About the author

Mike Zywina has 15 years’ experience in the sector as a fundraiser, consultant, senior manager and trustee. He created Lime Green Consulting in 2014.

Mike spends his time facilitating strategic planning workshops and delivering training for charities and social enterprises, and writing major funding bids, with a particular track record in securing Lottery funding.

As a fundraising strategy specialist, he helps organisations to develop a more sustainable funding base and prioritise the best income opportunities, by asking the right questions to bring structure to their planning and draw out the best aspects of their work.