Development Planning

A successful fundraising program needs a vision for success and a plan of action based on your mission, your donors, your goals.

Annual giving is the backbone of nonprofit fundraising. But how strategic are you about identifying new prospects, nurturing the relationships you have, and creating opportunities for donors to connect with your mission? From cultivating major donors to improving your success rate with institutional funders, through the development planning process we'll examine what’s working and create a plan to reach your goals.

Our services include:

  • Development assessments
  • Strategic development plans
  • Corporate/Foundation prospect research and engagement strategies
  • Annual development work plan (roadmap)


Major Gifts

A plan to cultivate major donors is a must. It is key to building relationships, identifying board prospects, and ultimately, gaining investors for your vision.

Each year, the largest percentage of charitable gifts in the U.S. are made by individuals. We’ll help you identify new prospects, engage current donors through your programs and events, and identify mission-driven activities to strengthen support. We’ll also develop major gift strategies to determine the right time to solicit a gift, how much to request, and who should make the ask, among other key considerations. Our services include:

  • Major gift strategies
  • Solicitation training/coaching
  • Donor data analysis
  • Data mining and wealth screening
  • Individual prospect research

"With Nadine's help, Elev8 Baltimore successfully raised over $1.2 million in new revenue, contributing tremendously to our on-going sustainability. Her tenacity and enthusiasm for our work has kept us on our toes, and she never let us forget a deadline or pass up an opportunity to make the pitch."

Director, Elev8 Baltimore


Campaign Management

Campaigns have the power to transform your organization. Let us take your goal and create a plan for success.

Campaigns can be catalysts, offering opportunities to build long-lasting relationships with donors and creating a launching pad for future support. They can also be overwhelming and labor intensive. With a tight timetable and heavy reliance on volunteer leadership, campaigns can test even the strongest organizations.

Our campaign services include campaign planning studies to frame the scope of your plans and a timetable for success, and developing the case statement that will drive support. We also advise on the creation of campaign collateral materials, offer fundraising coaching and training for volunteers and staff, and ongoing campaign management services to ensure you stay on track.