Development Planning

Your nonprofit organization simply can't fulfill its mission without fundraising. 

But creating and executing a fundraising plan requires strategic vision, organizational skills, attention to detail and time. Many nonprofits don't have a full-time development professional on staff to guide this complex endeavor, and other staff members just don't need another task added to their crowded to-do lists.

Don’t let this hinder your fundraising success. Our development consulting services bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be. 

A development strategy allows you to devote energy to your organization's work instead scrounging for ways to fill holes in your budget. You'll learn the right funding mix for your organization that's based on your current status and that of like-minded, similarly-sized and well-funded organizations. 

Here's how our process works:

First, we'll analyze your current income sources to identify where you excel and where you need to improve. 

Then, we'll use that information to establish benchmarks and identify your optimal funding mix along with attainable financial targets.

Finally, we'll formulate a plan of action to get the ball rolling. That plan may include:

  • Components of your annual fund,
  • Recommended special events customized to your audience,
  • Major giving, and
  • Digital fundraising solutions.

    Regardless of your organization's size, fundraising is vital to your success. Let us prepare and implement a realistic development strategy that allows you to further your mission. 

    What does it cost?
    We offer development planning services at our standard consulting rate of $90 per hour. We find it typically takes us 40 hours to develop a plan for most nonprofits from start to finish. Get in touch today to receive a specific quote based on your needs.