The Shift Collective

The Shift Collective


Who We Are

We are a consultancy for charities, social enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and start-ups with a social mission. Our aim is to enable  you to be the best you can be.

To be the best, you have to understand where you sit in the market, what changes you have to make to strengthen your position and align your product/service offerings with client needs. We provide organisational audits, client and market insights, develop revenue models, fundraising strategies, people and operational processes, so that you can achieve this. 

Our strength is our wide-ranging experience as entrepreneurs, technologists and senior professionals in business and the charitable sector. We leverage our experience to provide cost-effective solutions, implemented rapidly, within your means.

We are people-oriented and value differences.

What we do

  • Develop fundraising strategies and revenue models, source grants and raise funds.

  • Put people, structure and processes in place from launch to becoming a fully functioning entity. 

  • Provide tools and support for growth. Assist in shaping and growing ideas, whether a local community group, technology start-up, private business, social enterprise or a charity.

Shuba Rao has been instrumental in helping us
align our company’s infrastructure
to our artistic and charitable vision.

She was able to prioritise essential tasks and
present us with a working strategy that now
means our organisation is in a very robust position
to attract longer term investment and take the
next steps in its development.
— Sheree Vickers Artistic Director, SAVVY Theatre Company


Fundraising and Revenue Models

Our experience in contract negotiation and fundraising - from delivering FP7 EC projects, to sourcing, bidding, writing grant applications and pitching for funds optimises efficiency in proposal writing, making our service cost less and more resource efficient for smaller organisations.



People Management

Using psychodynamic models to understand teams and individuals, we help develop teams, optimise work flows, mediate  employee conflicts and develop full suite of HR and D&I policies.



Interim Management and Operations

We identify and access operational information fast and efficiently which helps smaller organisations streamline and fix problem issues rapidly at minimum cost. Our solutions are derived through consultations, are simple and hands-on.