​​​​​​Every nonprofit struggles from time to time with its fundraising staff's capacity and expertise. I provide services on a per project, interim or retainer basis to help nonprofits build and maintain effective fundraising and ensure that they are presented by compelling, high-quality communications.


Creating comprehensive fundraising plans, including strategies for:

  • ​Foundation and corporate support
  • Special events
  • Board giving
  • Major gifts 
  • Individual giving
  • Planned giving
  • Appeals 
  • Recognition and stewardship

Special events management, including:

  • Creation of signature or anniversary events
  • Integration with campaigns and donor stewardship

Board development, including:

  • Pipeline and recruiting
  • ​Governance best practices
  • Enhancing fundraising role


Delivery of proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports 

  • Writing and editing
  • Building library of proposal templates
  • Training and mentoring staff 
  • Building and managing timelines and prospect lists
  • Foundations, corporations, individuals, and public funding


Donor collateral – writing and editing; concept and design

  • Case statements
  • Annual Reports
  • Donor information brochures and collateral
  • Online information; web sites

Appeals – "snail mail," email, social media, telemarketing 

  • Direct mail marketing
  • Email marketing and appeals
  • Annual fund and special appeals

Communications plans

  • Donor visibility and recognition
  • "Investor communications"
  • ​Integration of the case for support


Assessment of current development strategies; recommendations for: 

  • Staffing and infrastructure needs
  • Technology and data management 
  • Measures of success that meet donors' expectations

​​Services that address many other needs, such as:

  • Prospecting and research - institutional and individual donors
  • ​Special events management
  • Database and data reporting best practices
  • Gift acknowledgement accountability and best practices
  • Mailing list management​

Professional Services

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Development Communications -Strategy - Support