Tag: Fundraising consulting

Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?

A capital campaign is a powerful, one-of-a-kind opportunity to transform your organization. When done correctly, a capital campaign: Renews and deepens existing donor relationships; Builds new relationships and a broader base of support; Raises the overall level of donor investment in your organization; and Differentiates your organization as a vital … Read More

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You Can’t Take It With You (Talking with Donors about Money and Death)

Cultivating selected prospective donors for planned gifts, usually received after their lifetimes, is a skill and an art. It requires thoughtful planning and follow-through, as well as staff and board commitment and participation. Remember that legacy gifts take time and patience; often you’ll have many conversations with a donor before … Read More

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Best Reasons to Hire a Fundraising Consultant

This is the year to thrive, to make the most of your mission, and to serve the common good as never before. As you review the priorities that will make these aspirations happen, consider the kind of help that would mean the most to you and your organization. And ask … Read More

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Strategic planning: The Intersection With Fundraising

From a presentation to ARP Central Ohio Chapter in June, 2008. If you would prefer to view the original presentation slides, please click here Strat_Plan_Presentation

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Stellar Stewardship and Recognition

Stewardship is the “careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care,” according to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. For purposes of this article, I am referring to the responsible “care” of the people who make planned gifts, rather than the gifts themselves. Planned giving donors, perhaps even more than donors … Read More

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