Analyst acting as Operations Manager supported systems & fundraising


A forestry business needed support to track rural operations, develop materials for grant and debt fundraising, and create farmer communications to grow network.

Our Process

The Analyst supported the client by:

  • Creating management reporting and information management systems
  • Developing fundraising materials and supporting grant applications
  • Creating marketing materials for partners and farmers
  • Supported client to secure two strategic partnerships
  • Improved educational materials for smallholder farmer suppliers
  • Improved financial reporting to support future fundraising

Clients Perspective

We are a pilot stage company without a full senior leadership team. We needed a stopgap before recruiting a COO as we headed into fundraising. We had lots of proposals to write and needed support preparing our finances for any possible due diligence. We also wanted to tidy up our branding and marketing materials.

The Analyst prepared proposals and carried out negotiations with potential partners. She improved information flow internally and helped prepare us for growth by creating a new template for our financial reporting. Without a doubt, an Arcadia analyst is a very good fit if you are overloaded but not ready to hire full time.

- CEO, Forestry business