What can I do to help your organization be more successful?
"The value of hiring a consultant/coach goes beyond drawing on additional expertise and best practices regarding organizational development. It provides you with a guide when the going gets rough, a partner to help solve problems and overcome inevitable challenges, and an objective, empathetic listener to facilitate you and your team charting new paths and arriving at the best possible outcomes for your organization."
I provide coaching and facilitation to help nonprofit leaders in these areas:
COACHING AND FACILITATION
Coach to help you think through the process, draft stakeholder questionnaires, trouble-shoot challenges, act as a sounding board
Facilitate a complete process including internal and external scans with stakeholder interviews, facilitated board/staff retreats, and coaching along the way.
Planning and implementation
Jump-start new development directors and executive directors to get up to speed as quickly as possible using best practices for putting in place fundraising systems that work
Assist experienced development directors and executive directors by providing a fresh look at their systems and processes
Save you time by helping with the nuts and bolts of creating a fundraising plan; helping systematically think through your major donor strategy; writing copy for fundraising appeals; creating an institutional memory for your fundraising systems so that your fundraising strategy survives staff changes; leveraging your time and making you that much more efficient in your fund- and friend-raising work.
Major Donor Stewardship
Create a systematic plan to cultivate and ask major donors
Overcome the fundraising syndrome: "we don't know anybody with money"
Provide guidance to your team in both friend-raising and fund-raising
Support the staff and board in overcoming the fear of asking
recruitment, cultivation, and retention
Assist in developing membership plans that are strategic, engage supporters and ask for support appropriately
Review and advise on current membership practices for recruitment, cultivation, and retention
Provide or edit fundraising copy to bring a compelling message to members/supporters
Review and personalize outreach materials