We provide strategies for you, staff, board, and volunteers to tell your story and share your impact. We can help you from concept to completion starting with building your development plan, implementing fundraising strategies, to training your team for future success. 


Envisioning Institutional Sustainability


  • Strategic Planning

    • Creation of a shared practical vision for the future

    • Operational steps for the future

    • Action planning and ownership of the organization's strategic direction 

  • Organizational assessments 

    • Feasibility study

    • Fee for service modeling 

    • Board governance recommendations 

  • Development office structuring

    • Business process redesign
    • Annual campaign planning
    • Donor stewardship planning
    • Communications planning in collaboration with resource development
    • Social media strategies and best practices
    • Hiring practices 
  • Interim staffing for senior development or executive director positions


Fundraising Strategies & Storytelling


  • Grants program development

    • Case statement, comprehensive research, budget development, and grant writing

    • Federal grant writing 

    • Coaching for site visits, follow-up phone calls, grant reporting, and relationship building

  • Event planning

    • Logistics, sponsorship packaging, prospect research, and promotional materials

  • Marketing & communications content creation

    • Data-driven storytelling and infographics

    • Media kits, press releases, brochures, and advertising

    • Social media, newsletters, blogs, and website content

    • Annual reports



Training & Coaching for Continued Success


  • Executive and board coaching

    • 60 or 90-minute, one on one strategic advising meetings focused on building competencies, goal setting, managing fundraising challenges, organizational transitions, and board strategies 

  • Training on the art of successful solicitation 

    • Fundraising action planning 

    • Shaping a culture of abundance

    • Creating effective sponsorship materials that provide ROI for investors

    • Guidance on establishing a development office 

  • Training on effective board governance

    • Board of directors roles and responsibilities 

    • Engaging, supporting, and retaining diverse board leadership that is representative of your community

  • Training on equity and community inclusiveness 

    • Magnifying conversations around systemic inequities facing your population through storytelling 

    • Understanding implicit bias and advancing equitable practices towards participants, donors, volunteers, board, staff, and other key stakeholders
    • Dismantling systems of inequity in fundraising, board leadership, and staff development while centering service to the community



Fee Structure


Each fee structure is agreed upon in writing before the project is undertaken as a flat, fixed project fee or monthly retainer. 


All contracts are written for a negotiated length of time and may be canceled with a written 30-day notice. All travel and out-of-pocket expenses are approved and billed monthly.


We do not work on a percentage, commission, or contingency basis. ​Learn why here.

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