Your fundraising plan is largely dependent on the team that implements it. We can help strengthen your development department in a number of ways: embedding members of our own staff into yours to provide day-to-day support for the short or long term, training and coaching your staff to reach their best potential as fundraisers, and helping you find the next key hire to energize your department.
Like any skill, good fundraising can be learned and requires practice. We can reinvigorate your fundraising team with a daylong, or weekend seminar that will focuses on best practices and inspires for moving forward. These seminars are often integrated within the context of our services.
Even the best people in the field need inspiration and encouragement. We offer one-on-one and small group coaching for your key staff to help give them what they need to maximize their potential as leaders and fundraisers.
Learn more about our Breakthrough Coaching Service.
We create proactive succession plans, either as stand-alone plans, or built into your development or strategic plan. Succession planning is very important to your funders because it helps them feel confident in your agency’s ability to govern itself.
Nonprofits that are serious about their own sustainability will also be serious about planning for smooth and thoughtful transitions of leadership. Whether a transition occurs due to an unexpected vacancy on the staff or board, or the anticipated transition of a long-tenured leader, being ready with a plan in place can help a nonprofit weather the inevitable challenges of leadership transition.
Further, losing a key team member doesn’t have to be an institutional trauma. Instead it can be an opportunity to advance with the injection of new ideas and energy. We can help you find the best way forward, whether it’s promoting from within or finding the right new hire.
Ready to build your team? Finding well-qualified development candidates who connect with your mission, yet also have the desired fundraising acumen, can be a daunting challenge. We’re here to help! Our experts will help you find the best people to create or expand a top-notch in-house development staff. We have search experts on our team that can facilitate the hire process and support you in making the right decision.