How We Can Help

Fundraising: Capital Campaigns

Readiness Assessment:

  • an internal assessment to determine if your organization is ready for a capital campaign.

Feasibility Studies:

  • an external assessment to determine the campaign’s viability and potential.

Case Statements:

  • a condensed summary making a case in support of your organization.

Volunteer Training:

  • proper training for volunteers to learn conversational fundraising and permission based marketing – not intrusive marketing (telemarketing).

Prospect Identification and Research:

  • find out the most likely candidates for your campaign. Do they have the means to give money? Do they have passion for your mission?

Cultivation Strategies:

  • learn the strategies to indentify, educate, engage and cultivate potential donors.

Campaign Direction:

  • chart the course for the campaign, bring accountability to the campaign and work for a successful conclusion.

Making the Ask:

  • develop effective practices for securing the gift.

Fundraising: Capacity Building

Development Audits:

  • bring in an outside professional to identify strengths and weaknesses and recommend a solution.

Annual Fund Planning:

  • make a plan for renewable donations, keep components fresh by supplementing existing strategies with new ones.

Foundation Proposals:

  • assist you in preparing and submitting proposals to foundations. Our approach focuses on the fact that foundation giving is a relationship approach.

Major Gift Initiatives:

  • program that targets larger contributions from a smaller amount of donors. Assist you in identifying donors with increased level of support.

Professional Development:

  • workshops designed to increase the effectiveness of Executive and Development staff.

Organizational Capacity:

  • help you build the organizational infrastructure for receiving large gifts.

Stewarding the Gift:

  • learn how to nurture donor relationships for the long term.

Board and Leadership Development

Board Retreats:

  • lead your board to viewing old problems with new eyes and seeing emerging opportunities.

Executive (CEO) Coaching:

  • a professional comes along side for a period of time to bring accountability.

Leadership Recruitment:

  • assist with defining job description for developing or expanding leadership.

Strategic Planning:

  • work together to identify long term horizon for your organization. Establish strategic goals and plans to achieve those goals.

Vision Casting:

  • outline what has to happen to assure mission success. Identify factors that may hinder the organization from being truly successful.

Organization Design:

  • look at structures of an organization to assure that it is structured to be successful.

Goal Setting:

  • understand what the critical measure for success is. Look at non-monetary goals. Identify long term goals with short term increments.

Accountability Structures:

  • Establish an organizational structure built on accountability for results..