research, evaluation, planning and development







Alba works closely with clients to produce results that are practical and useful. We are experienced in helping third sector organisations to be resilient in the current economic downturn. This has involved assessing their needs and identifying what they can do to restructure, improve governance, develop robust business plans, reposition themselves, and collaborate or merge with other organisations. We are skilled in helping developing partnerships to address difference, establish trust, and build an effective alliance for sustainable future collaboration.

To share some of our learning, we have attached these downloads. If you would like to know more, please contact us.

Risk and Resilience | Collaboration | Trusteeship | Management
Crisis Management

Alba undertakes:

  • Management support, mentoring and coaching
  • Facilitation of whole staff events and collaborative working
  • Research, evaluation and feasibility studies
  • Strategic development and business planning
  • Governance review, support and development
  • Development of good practice guidance
  • Organisational design

Alba is experienced in designing its services individually to meet the needs of its clients, and the process that we use is described in Management Support Pathways and Research Pathways.

“I just wanted to thank you for today -  I really appreciated your calm, quiet, containing presence and the way you kept us on track through what was a much fuller day than I had realised! I really enjoyed it and many people spoke to me after in appreciation with several people commenting on your skills. You really helped us do what we needed to do in an enjoyable, stress free and effective way.  Thank you!”

Chair, counselling charity

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Julia to any organisation wanting intelligent, insightful and committed involvement from an outside professional in trying to look at itself, how it operates and what strategic planning it needs to engage in going forward.”

Director, housing charity

“Most importantly, Alba's research has provided us with a set of recommendations which gives us a sense of the best future direction for us as an organisation in a tough climate, and a breakdown of what we need to do to get there. At all times, Alba dealt with our staff, trustees, and external individuals with sensitivity, understanding and interest.”

Chief Executive Officer, infrastructure organisation

“Thank you for all your support, patience and understanding in taking us forward, it has been a really insightful and enjoyable experience working with you.”

Director, Community Charity