Our story

Sun looking through a treeProspero Partners was established in 2007 by Wilder Gutterson and Elizabeth Loudon, two seasoned fundraisers who have worked in the US as well as the UK. We had one simple goal: to help good people do great work.

Drawing on our backgrounds in theatre, writing and teaching, we provided Master Classes, in-house seminars, Trustee trainings, and executive coaching. We helped hundreds of charity staff and Trustees to understand what makes donors want to give and give again, and we showed charity leaders how to build powerful relationships with each other as well as with donors.

Today Prospero Partners is directed by Elizabeth Loudon, with a strong focus on writing and communications for cultural organisations and Universities. Elizabeth is helping some of the UK’s most influential charities to do “good with words”: the Barbican, Complicite, the Royal College of Music, Chichester Festival Theatre, Leeds University, and (with Marts & Lundy) the Science Museum Group,amongst others. Elizabeth develops cases for support and proposals and coaches and mentors senior fundraisers, charity leaders, and Trustees who are ready to make a big difference.

You can read more about Prospero Partner’s writing services under “Writing”, and if you want loads of practical inspiration for your writing, you can follow our monthly blog, “Good With Words“.

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