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Working with Development Staff

Let's face it. Fundraising is not about money.  It's about people. Specifically,                                                                    

It's about the right person,

asking the right prospect, 

for the right amount,

for the right program,

at the right time,

and in the right way.

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That's alot to get right. And, you can’t get these things right unless you have thought about a great many things.


Unfortunately, many nonprofits, particularly smaller nonprofits and start-ups, operate without thinking things through. In other words, they operate without a fundraising plan. When someone has an idea for an event or a campaign, these organizations simply put together a host committee or volunteer group and shoot from the hip. They may send out a letter here and there, and do some donor meetings, and when the bank account seems to be low, they often go into “panic mode” and race around trying to find cash to keep the doors open.

To avoid this fate, we work with ED’s, development staff and even volunteers, to develop or fine tune their fundraising programs and skills. We help them to do it right. Here are some of the situations we can help with:

When an ED, Development Director or Board Leader

  • has very little fundraising experience

  • has a board that does not see the value in fundraising

  • knows she needs to start a major donor program

  • needs to start an online fundraising program — and doesn’t know where to begin

  • needs to know how to utilize a database to find prospects

  • needs coaching on how to make an ask

  • does not know what to look for in a Director of Development, or how to hire a good one

  • does not know how to start or manage a board Development Committee

  • needs to take advantage of a very timely opportunity


How Can We Help You?

If you would like to inquire about hiring Raiser Sharp Consulting to work with you or your development team, please schedule a time to talk with us today.


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