Board Education and Consulting
Getting board members actively involved in fundraising is a challenge for most organizations. Not everyone is a natural fundraiser. Luckily, it is a skill that can be taught, learned and perfected! I provide practical, hands-on consulting services to nonprofit boards at all stages, working with clients to take the fear out of fundraising. We will work together to create an organized fundraising plan that works for your organization’s size, budget, level of fundraising expertise, and staff resources.
When new organizations begin to professionalize their operations, there are many systems that must be put in place. The process of setting up effective fundraising systems can seem daunting – but a little professional guidance can go a long way. I work with new nonprofits and organizations transitioning from volunteer to professional staff to make sure that you start out on the right foot with your fundraising efforts.
I am available to facilitate your organization’s strategic planning process, at an affordable rate scaled to the size of your organization. I will work with your board, staff and stakeholders to craft a plan that is SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based.
A feasibility study is an important step for any organization considering a capital campaign. The process allows nonprofit leaders to thoughtfully outline their goals, then take a step back and examine the the viability of those goals through the eyes of an unbiased third party. As your feasibility study consultant, I will work with your organization to draft a compelling capital campaign case statement and interview key constituents to assess the likelihood of achieving the campaign goal. Upon the completion of feasibility study interviews, I will provide a comprehensive report with detailed recommendations as to how the organization should proceed based on the findings.
In addition to grants, I offer a variety of written products designed to help your organization raise money. Virtually any written project is within my scope of services, including the following:
- Solicitation letters and written appeals
- Case statements
- Newsletter and annual report content
- Web content
- Sponsorship solicitation materials
- Letters to public officials
- Speeches for fundraising events
- Press releases
If you do not see your project listed above, please contact me with details. Chances are, we can work it out!