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We understand that:

As a nonprofit organisation, you are whole – heartedly dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view.

Non-profit Focused

Non-profits need well-organised operations that can respond to events as they happen.

Our centrepiece programme for non-profits, the AVOCADO+ Accelerator Programme, is demonstrably effective in this way, with a clear ambition supported by a set of pre-defined and concrete actions.

It’s a powerful programme that reminds us why good instruction matters.

Specifically, the programme focuses on delivering operational efficiencies and funding successes within Black, Asian, Multi-Ethnic, and Refugee-led charities and social enterprises.

“The funny thing about training programmes is that you never realize how useful they are until you’ve completed one!”

This programme is designed to improve the Sustainability, Fundraising Capabilities and Leadership Potential of Charities and Social Enterprises. The self-improving programme was founded in 2016 following the very successful Avocado pilot project launch.

Our experience over the last four years, along with overwhelming supporting evidence, demonstrates that these enterprises benefit significantly from ‘intense capacity building support’ if they are ever to maximise their potential as a group.

That means bespoke training and support in areas such as governance, finance and leadership are needed in order to maximise fund-raising activities.

This programme helps qualifying groups to move fitfully on to the next stage of their development, equipping them with the tools and the confidences they need to survive and thrive. In short, we tap and extend their potential.
The complete programme offers a broad mix of training, governance, finance, coaching and income diversification interventions.

The programme has the virtue of making the complex appear simple, by boiling down complications into individual stories told by consultants with whom you can relate.

Conversation really matters. That’s how you get to new thinking.

By the end of the programme, we expect groups to have increased their effectiveness, their potential impact on beneficiaries and their confidence levels about fund-raising.

If you’re interested in joining the programme review the dates for our next academic year.

The AVOCADO+ UK Accelerator programme is a collaboration between MONEY4YOU, RACE ON AGENDA (ROTA) and BLACK FUNDRAISERS UK (BFUK).

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AVOCADO+ Accelerator Programme

Funded by the City Bridge Trust.

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If you are a very small charity or social enterprise (receive less than £250,000 annual income) with at least one founder of BLACK, ASIAN, MULTI-ETHNIC & REFUGEE (BAMER) origin, looking to grow and become funding ready, we can help you!

This is an intensive and innovative programme, designed to improve the Sustainability, Fundraising Capabilities and Leadership of UK registered BAMER charities and social enterprises. We know these organisations face numerous unique challenges; often taking many years to gain momentum and build capacity in spite of the great needs they are meeting.

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Upcoming Events & Courses

Our next event will be Dragons Den and will take place in September—after that, #BootCamps will resume for AVOCADO+ 2023-24. Make sure you’re siged up to our newsletter so you don’t miss a beat!

Dragons Den 11

20 October 2023


A Digital Resilience Hub

There’s nothing like the era we find ourselves in. With so many negative forces, it has become clear that the COVID19 crisis has disproportionately impacted Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic communities.

In cities and towns across the country, these groups are still using their intimate knowledge of their own communities to reach out and help the most vulnerable and excluded that others can’t. But they face an enormous challenge: most are very small and continue to operate with desperately limited resources.

Together with the Charity Excellence Framework, Money4NONPROFITS is well placed to respond fitfully to this crisis and to deliver a practical solution that will make a real difference. We are setting up a “Virtual Business Hub” that will enable non-profits to network, collaborate and access technology tools, relevant training, resources and meaningful support for income generation

Register for BAMER HUB
Attendees at Dragons Den 2022

Dragons Den

Since 2012, Carol Akiwumi MBE, CEO and Founder of Money4YOU, has convened the annual Dragons Den event. It’s named after the BBC TV show, and brings an audience of Black, Asian, multi-ethnic, and refugee (BAMER)-led non-profits together with grant-makers to pitch for grants, network, and celebrate the work of the BAMER-led voluntary sector.

Read our Headline Report on Dragons Den 2022


To better understand the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on BAMER-led non-profits and imagine solutions, Money4YOU, with the support of The Good Trouble, undertook a temperature-check survey. The results should serve as a call for UK funders and donors to increase their support for BAMER-led organisations, acknowledging the indispensable contribution they make towards creating a more equitable and just society for all, and the increased burden they carry in times of (perma)crisis.

Read the report

Our AI-focused Innovation Hub event at Linklaters HQ on Friday 2nd June 2022 covered the need-to-know aspects of recent developments in AI for BAMER-led non-profits.

Alongside the event, we decided to test the chatbots’ performance on basic fundraising questions around prospecting for trusts and foundations. Here’s what we found.

Read the blog post

City University of London & Money4YOU LogoTech for Good

This is a collaboration between Money4YOU and City, University of London’s  School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Over a period of six to eight weeks, students from the University work on pressing digital challenges facing black, Asian, multi-ethnic and refugee (BAMER) led nonprofits in the UK.

If you are a BAMER-led nonprofit that has a pressing digital challenge and would like to submit an application, you can do so here.

If you would like to apply to volunteer as a Software/Engineering/Tech Mentor on this programme, you can find out more and sign up here.

Download the ‘Tech for Good’ Internship Pilot Programme, Post-pilot report (February 2021)

Money4YOU is a CIO registered in England & Wales. Charity Registration no: 1157549.