Major Gift Fundraising

Annual major gift fundraising is the most cost effective and rewarding means of raising resources and is a necessary activity for the long term success of any non-profit organization. If your organization is not actively engaged in building relationships to raise philanthropic gifts from your most capable donors, you are leaving money on the table. Prosper Fundraising Strategies offers many services that are customized to fit the needs of your organization. Whether you have an experienced shop with staff dedicated to major gift fundraising or are a one-person office looking to start a major gifts or development program, Prosper Fundraising Strategies can help you meet your goals.

Services Include:

Help with setting up a development office

  • Database research and recommendations
  • Gift policies
  • Acknowledgement process
  • Database advice: list pulling and reports

Case for support workshop with staff and board

Prospect list generation and prioritization

Data overlay services

Development plan with SMART goals

Development calendar

Moves Management plan

Prospect research

Weekly meetings with staff

Review of development plan on a monthly basis

Site visits

Board and Staff Development

Not every one is a born fundraiser but as fundraising guru Jerald Panas says “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Prosper Fundraising Strategies can help mentor and train your staff and board on a variety of relevant topics so that they understand and feel comfortable with major gift fundraising and become outstanding ambassadors for your organization.

Services Include:

Demographic survey to determine needed skill sets

Development and Governance committee creation

  • Job description
  • Charter

Meeting facilitation

Board self-evaluation survey

One-on-one meetings with board members to determine their role in development

Customized training segments to augment skills and knowledge

Development Planning

Today’s non-profit world is fiercely competitive as more and more organizations vie for donor dollars. Is your development office ready to compete in this environment? Let the experts at Prosper Fundraising Strategies analyze your current development operation — staff, database, messaging — and recommend strategies to ensure that you are working at maximum efficiency.

Services Include:

Development audit to pinpoint strengths and challenges and help you realize your full fundraising potential.

Wealth screening and database segmentation to help you focus on your most promising donors.

Case building workshops for board and staff to help you create the most meaningful, compelling case for support — a must in today’s challenging non-profit environment.