Helping Nonprofits Grow their Mission since 1986!
Our affordable Capacity Building and Organizational Development services help nonprofits nationwide increase their revenue, relevancy, performance and sustainability.
We have a proven track record serving all sizes and types of secular and faith-based organizations and institutions to increase their ability to grow their mission.
As Capacity Building specialists, we start by capturing an objective and comprehensive picture of your organization's current "As-Is" state. Next, we help you determine its future "To-Be" state... then most importantly, we produce a Development Plan to FUND your future!
Capacity Challenge #1 - Staying Mission True
How faithful has your organization been to its original mission both operationally and philosophically? Staying true to your mission is essential to engaging staff and earning a donor's trust.
Capacity Challenge #2 - Earning Donor Trust
We specialize in showing organizations how to build and leverage donor trust, so a donor progresses from being a "transaction-based" giver to a lifelong, major gifts investors in your mission.
As Organizational Development specialists, we help nonprofits overcome the most complex organizational issues that are often based on either a Lack of Proficiency or a Lack of Initiative...
Lack of Proficiency
All too often, as a nonprofit matures, it outgrows the staff's capbilities or its internal systems may not keep pace with the ever-expanding scope of the organization. Targeted, results-oriented education and organizational development is the key to build and sustain operational success!
Lack of Initiative
In other situations, the staff knows how to do their job but they are no longer able to be successful due to conditions beyond their control. Transforming an organization's culture with new knowledge, systems and processes is essential to sustain a committed and motivated staff.
Nonprofits often struggle with how to select the right Development Officer! Here are some tips: Distinguish between a development officer and an administrative support person. Make sure you have adequate administrative support so that your professional development officer does not spend time inputting and manipulating data, scheduling meetings, or handling routine administrative tasks. This is...
What Is a Gift Range Chart? A gift range chart is an empirical tool based on sound statistical analysis used to determine how many potential donors you will need to ask to raise a specific amount of money. A gift range chart is based on the “giving pyramid” that shows most of the money you...
Don’t think your title can hurt charitable giving… Think again! Russell James, Ph.D. at Texas Tech University has recently completed a study of the Effectiveness of Fundraiser Job Titles.