Fund Development



  • Major Donor Programs.  Planning and integration of a new major donor program into your organization’s existing development effort, or enhancing an existing major donor effort.
  • Donor Cultivation Programs.  Development of a systematic cultivation program for individual and institutional donors and prospects.
  • Donor Campaigns.  Design and creation of an inaugural individual donor campaign plan with implementation strategies; or an approach to enhance results of existing campaign.
  • Fund Development Policies.  Create or update your governance policies to include clear fund development expectations in plain language.
  • Development Staff Hiring.  Participation in job description development, resume review, interviews, and other tasks as needed.
  • Creative Consulting.  Services to strengthen your board, improve your organization’s fundraising strengths, address and solve problems, and develop related strategies and tactics.


  • Regular one-on-one meetings with development directors, executive directors or board members for specific skill development, meeting day-to-day challenges and issues, including relationships and communication, and addressing burnout.


Below are examples of trainings and presentations that have been delivered to a wide range of nonprofits. All trainings and presentations are individually tailored to meet each organization’s unique needs:

  • Fundraising 101.  An overview of the components of a dynamic, effective, and diversified fundraising program.
  • Infuse Your Board with Fundraising Verve!  Use your organizations mission, vision and impact to inspire your Board to cultivate and solicit with panache and success.
  • Unleash Your Inner Fundraiser!  Learn the nuts-and-bolts of how to solicit prospects with grace and effectiveness in this interactive session.
  • Secrets of Successful Individual Donor Campaigns.  Gain the strategies, tactics and tools to conduct a winning individual fundraising campaign.
  • Growing Major Donors.  How to plan and launch a major donor program, including board and staff roles.
  • Commonsense Cultivation.  Develop a systematic donor and prospect cultivation program that integrates your organization’s inherent strengths and current resources.
  • Creating a Culture of Fund Development.  The most successful development efforts engage the entire organization.  Learn how to involve the entire staff and board with an emphasis on mission, vision and relationships.
  • You Can Fund Raise without Asking for Money.  Your general staff will learn how to participate in fundraising in a way that is rewarding and increases your nonprofit’s development results.
  • Fund Development Planning.  Develop and apply the skills, tools and approach to creating an effective fund development plan.