The right team member when you need it, to ensure you meet your deadlines and goals.
Whether you are experiencing a sudden loss of a key position or you simply need to augment your fundraising team while someone is on leave, let us help you manage gaps in staffing so you can stay focused on meeting revenue goals. We can provide experienced consultants to serve in a range of interim positions including: development directors, grant writers, impact storytellers, researchers, event planners, and individual and institutional giving specialists.
As you build your development team, let us be a partner to ensure you hire the best fundraisers to support your efforts. From creating job descriptions and reviewing resumes to conducting initial candidate screens and checking references, we will guide the process to identify and vet potential development directors, managers, or associates, foundation and corporate giving specialists, and other roles.
If fundraising isn’t your area of expertise and you’re bringing on staff to expand your development program, how can you ensure your new hire will be set up for success? Even if you have a great depth of knowledge in the field, your time is tight and you may not have the time to spend hours with a new staff person. Our consultants have experience onboarding fundraising staff with a focus on clarifying priorities and goals, meeting immediate deadlines and identifying opportunities, and working collaboratively to keep tasks manageable.
"Focus helped us with significant staffing challenges as we built our team in an impossibly tight market. From senior-level consultants helping us engage individual and institutional donors, writers crafting proposals, reports, and impact stories, to researchers who offer prospect and donor information quickly, our partnership continues to provide us a deep bench when we need it."
Sr. Development Director
Center for Policing Equity
Executive and Development Staff Coaching
Fundraising is a team sport. Coaching is key to making sure everyone excels at the game.
When you have big goals, you need to ensure you’ve got a solid tactical plan and coaching to match. Through our coaching engagements, we guide you through prospect cultivation and donor solicitations, and help you to close gifts while also building a culture of philanthropy in your organization.
Our services include:
- Executive and fundraising staff coaching
- Development staff strategy sessions and tailored training
- Development staff retreat facilitation
"Our development committee was very energized by the plan we put together. I’m pleased to report that thanks to your guidance, we exceeded our $100,000 goal in advance of today’s public launch - - to date we have $110,000 committed. THANK YOU for your help and guidance!"
Associate Director of Development
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
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