Create a Fundraising Plan – Annual Fund – Major Gifts

Annual Giving: Overhaul Your Fundraising Program

What would it take to double your annual fundraising results? Our team can apply best practices to all areas of your annual fund, including direct mail, thank-you processes, events, data base management, corporate sponsorships, grants, and on-line fundraising.

And, we bring board members into the fundraising process to make them full partners in your fund development program. You emerge with a more powerful fundraising program and active buy-in from your board that will raise much more money.

Major Gifts: Going for the Gold

Don’t leave money on the table every year because you don’t have a Major Gifts program. Every organization should, at all times, have 10-20 prospects they are cultivating for a major gift.

Our team can help you identify your foremost prospects, and craft cultivation strategies to bring them closer to your organization.  We can coach your staff and leadership in the best solicitation strategies.  Best of all, we can engage your board members as ambassadors to nurture long-term relationships with your prospects.

Gail Perry moved us from failure and drudgery with fundraising to success and reliability. She was worth every dollar and more.
~ Angela R. Bryant, Founder, The Wright’s Center, Rocky Mount, NC

Because of Gail, we are on our way to creating a well-oiled machine that can confidently and effectively sustain the financial support we need to do our work.
~ Caroline A. King, Administrative Director, Operation Respect, New York, NY

Gail, I cannot thank you enough for your work preparing us to raise money. Our board members now have a clear understanding of their role in fundraising, and are actually taking the initiative to implement the plan. This is nothing short of miraculous. 
~ Jon Wilner,  Director, the ArtsCenter

Thanks so much for your great advice for our organization.  Your support and enthusiasm are inspiring.  Margaret ~ Barrett, Orange County Rape Crisis Center, Chapel Hill, NC

I don’t know where or how to begin thanking you!   Just know that you have changed lives and made a lasting impression on Fayetteville.You showed us how to fine tune what was already in place, how to reword our approach (both written and verbal) more effectively and how to incorporate new initiatives into what already was taking place here at FSO.  In addition, your strategies are easy to remember, so they can be quickly put into practice.  For example I have already quoted your “when in doubt throw a party” and “buy a ticket anyway” philosophies when communicating with the board.

Personally, I feel that I have greatly increased my knowledge, skills and confidence in the fundraising area and therefore my value to my organization and any future employer.I appreciated how you supported the staff.  You aimed to help us rather than seeking out deficiencies or putting people on the defense.
~ Linda Frenette  Executive Director, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra