Every nonprofit struggles from time to time with its development strategy and growth or its fundraising staff's capacity and expertise – or needs help building a department from the ground up. I will provide coaching and consulting services on a per project, interim or retainer basis based on your organization’s needs and goals.
Here’s How I Can Help You
The Big Picture: Strategy
Review your organization's past and current fundraising activities, donor relations, staff and volunteer leadership, special events, communications and other metrics in order to provide recommendations and strategies to improve fundraising program.
Create a comprehensive and strategic fundraising plan, in collaboration with staff and volunteer leadership, to diversify funding streams, that includes strategies and goals for major gifts, board giving, foundation and corporate support, communications and messaging strategies, special events, appeals, and donor recognition and stewardship.
LAUNCHING NEW DEVELOPMENT SHOPS
Build department from the ground up as well as reviving after unexpected turnover or extended staffing gaps.
Your People: Talent, Training & Coaching
Work together to address the issues you are struggling with, building your competencies and broadening and deepening your understanding of the world of fundraising.
Hiring, onboarding and training
Create strategies for effective recruitment and onboarding, provide training and tools to build stronger teams, and offer one-on-one coaching to retain and facilitate in-house career growth for fundraising superstars.
BOARD DEVELOPMENT & engagement
Strengthen your organization's board leadership and governance through effective recruitment, sustained engagement and one-on-one coaching and training.
Making it Happen: Capacity Building
Major Donors & Donor Relations
Build and grow your major gift fundraising program using a donor-centric, moves management strategy, identifying high-net-worth donor prospects and understanding and practicing the most effective ways to make an ask and steward donors to create lasting and meaningful relationships that build sustainability for your organization.
GRANT WRITING & INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
Write and edit proposals, letters of inquiry and reports, prospect research and building and managing timelines.
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS & DONOR COLLATERAL
Storytelling that reaches your audiences to expand awareness, visibility and fundraising through consultation and content creation including: case statements, annual reports, website content and design, appeals and social media messaging and campaigns.
Looking for something else? Not seeing what you need? Let’s chat. There’s plenty more that I can help with!
Top Reasons to Work With Mission Driven Fundraising
I have been in your shoes and on the frontlines. I understand the challenges and see the opportunities.
I will take the time to get to know you, your organization, and your mission. I listen and hear you. I’m part of your team.
I think with my head AND my heart. I care about you and how you are changing the world every day.
I know how to stretch your investment and move your organization forward. I’m not going to sell you something you don’t need.
Strategy and data are what counts. It’s part of your organization’s story and you need it to be successful.
I’m good at holding people accountable and staying positive. It’s why I’m both a consultant AND a coach.