While we work with a broad range of organizations and issues, most of our clients have budgets of less than $2 million and boards comprised of their constituency.
We have a great deal of expertise working in low income and marginalized communities, with progressive causes and controversial issues, as well as fundraising in rural communities, for start-up organizations, and organizations moving away from reliance on foundation dollars.
Our fees are reasonable; we can travel to meet you in person or work by phone and web conferencing.
Your fundraising workshop really fired up the board, and that is a real first. I also appreciate that you had such an intimate feel for our organization just from the literature I sent you. No one has quite connected to the important stuff as you did. ”
— Susun White, Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center & Hale Na ‘Opio, Paia, Hawai’i
The most common services we provide are:
One-, two- or three-day trainings on all aspects of grassroots, community-based fundraising
Board training: general trainings on the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board; fundraising trainings to build skills and understanding of board members' role in fundraising
Assistance in development of annual fundraising plans
Consultation on development of individual donor programs
Ongoing consultation for capital campaigns
Design and structure of major gifts, capital, or endowment campaigns
Coaching for development staff or executive directors
Facilitation of board and/or staff meetings and retreats
Best learning experience
“My simple kudo to you Kim! During my stint as an Executive Director, your workshop and one-on-one help were among some of the best learning experiences in my professional career.”
— Marc Smiley, Solid Ground Consulting
We provide trainings on a range of fundraising and other organizational development topics for individual organizations, foundation grantee cohorts, nonprofit conferences, and via webinar. Trainings (ranging from two hours to multi-day formats) can be customized for boards, staff, and volunteers.
We will work with you to design a curriculum that meets your unique needs.
Here is a sample of some of the topics we can cover:
Key elements of fundraising success
Steps to successful fundraising from individual donors
Getting over the fear of asking
Making an ask
Building a fundraising team
Developing effective boards
The role of the board in fundraising
Creating a fundraising plan
Writing effective appeals
Integrating fundraising and program work
Planned giving for small nonprofits
Fundraising in uncertain times
Special events & house parties
Secured the gift!
“Immediately following the workshop I was contacted by one of our donors regarding planned giving. Thanks to your workshop I was able to convey all the necessary information and secured the planned giving gift.”
— Melissa Kendrick, Food Bank for Monterey County