Strategic Fund Development
Development and Budget Planning
The development plan provides the structure and process for an organization’s annual fundraising efforts. It is aligned with the organization’s strategic plan, garners support and ownership from board and staff, and helps ensure accountability. The accompanying budget will provide for adequate resources.
Corporate and Foundation Relations Support
Counsel and support in the identification, cultivation and relationship management off corporate and foundation prospects and donors will have a significant impact on the success of your organization’s fundraising efforts.
Prospect research will assist you in identifying prospective donors whose interests are aligned with your organization’s mission and values. Dedicate your time and resources efficiently, identify potential major donors and come to know people, foundations, and corporations who can significantly impact your organization.
Board and Staff Fundraising Training
Create a culture of philanthropy in your organization. Board and staff training will help them understand the power of philanthropy, how it supports your organization’s mission and their role in fundraising. Development staff cannot successfully raise money alone.
Annual Fund Strategy and Expansion
The annual fund is a well thought out effort to secure gifts on a yearly basis to support the general operations of your organization.A multi-year plan, designed for growth will help ensure the viability of your organization for years to come.
Donor Communications Strategy and Content
Donor communications, beyond just asking for a gift, is an essential component of any successful fundraising effort. Thank your donors, tell them how their gift was used, the impact their giving has on your organization and keep them engaged. Consider newsletters, annual reports, the organization’s website, a blog and social media to communicate the importance of your organization’s mission and attract and retain donors.