Mike Zywina has 15 years' experience in the sector as a fundraiser, consultant, senior manager and trustee. He set up Lime Green Consulting in 2014, to help charities and social enterprises to be more strategic, become more sustainable and access more funding.

Mike works across all these areas, designing strategic planning workshops for leadership teams and Boards of Trustees, and writing the applications that secure the funding needed to turn those strategic plans into reality. Having written hundreds of funding bids, Mike enjoys sharing tips from personal experience on what works well (and what doesn't), as well as calling funders out when they get things wrong.

For a back catalogue of advice, opinion and semi-coherent musings on fundraising and strategy, check out the Lime Green blog here: