Strategic Planning – Many nonprofits find themselves in the position of constantly chasing the next quarter’s donations in order to make payroll, pay the rent, and provide services. We work with your organization to develop a comprehensive, realistic, strategic plan that can be measured and reported so that everyone in the organization, including the board, knows what their responsibilities are in achieving those goals.
Board Development – An organization’s board of directors is its most valuable asset, or should be. Unfortunately, many organizations elect new board members without clearly laying out their responsibilities. This can lead to dissatisfaction of both the board and the organization’s leadership, hampering the ability of the organization to grow, thrive, and accomplish its goals and objectives. We work closely with your organization’s CEO and board to develop an integrated partnership.
Strategic Communication — Telling your organization’s story in a compelling way is key to engaging donors and volunteers. We help you craft your message by creating effective call-to-action campaigns and public relations campaigns, and providing content for websites, blogs, and other collateral.
Social Media Outreach — Social media is an important part of a successful communications strategy and is more important than ever in building community, engaging donors, and raising money. We offer social media campaigns for online fundraising, blogging, e-newsletter outreach and more.
Major Gifts Program – We audit your organization’s current development program and work with your CEO and development team to create a major gifts program that ensures that your organization’s major donors have a clear understanding of your mission, and it’s importance to the community at large.
Fundraising Events – We have a solid track record of creating successful fundraising events. We work with your organization to develop signature events that raise necessary funding, increase the organization’s name recognition, and attract new donors.
Training and Mentoring Staff – All too often, organizations hire people for development positions who have little or no experience, but who have a passion for the organization’s goals. Passion for any organization is important, but without fundamental development skills, these staffers can quickly become frustrated, and seek other employment opportunities. We get to know your development staff to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and then develop a training program to help them succeed and thrive in your organization.
Corporate Fundraising – We evaluate your organization’s corporate giving levels and explore new sources of corporate support. Where possible, we tap into our extensive network of corporate contacts to start a dialogue that can lead to financial support.
Foundation Fundraising – We have extensive experience researching, identifying, and developing attractive fundraising proposals for charitable foundations that support organizations like yours. We work with your board and development team to attract new streams of support from foundations.
Direct Mail – Many people believe that the halcyon days of using direct mail for fundraising are over. With postal rates increasing consistently from year to year, they believe it simply is not a good use of an organization’s resources. However, with technology and the vast amounts of data available, the ability to target individuals through the mail has never been greater. We can help you determine whether direct mail makes sense for your organization and create a direct mail program that increases your revenue streams.