Development and fundraising offices are busy places with lots of activities on the go at once. You've got to love that bustle and the passion for bringing people together to make a difference for your community. However, it's easy to be fooled into thinking that being busy means being successful.
It's difficult to find time to reflect, review progress and check you're prioritising the right activities, but this a crucial part of maximising your fundraising potential and boosting your income. The key is finding and maintaining your strategic focus amid distractions.
Fundraising Strategy Accelerator
How I can help
I can guide your Development Office or fundraising team through a strategy development process which helps you clarify your goals, uncover where your strategic focus should be and put in place practical tools to keep that focus amid distractions.
This process utilises my extensive experience leading fundraising teams and is firmly focused on improving results.
What is the Fundraising Strategy Accelerator?
The process will be tailored to your organisation and can include:
Research interviews with key leaders or volunteers to uncover points of agreement and differing views on the fundraising vision, internal and external challenges and strategic options.
Away day for your Development Office or fundraising team incorporating best practice strategy development methods for educational and not-for-profit fundraising. I run these both in-person and via Zoom. As one Director of Development recently commented, these sessions are "energetic, insightful and interesting".
A strategic options report summarising the themes and options which emerge from the away day. So you'll be clear on what your choices are and your next steps.
Ad hoc advice via telephone, video call or email on finalising and implementing the fundraising strategy.
If you're a solo fundraiser for your organisation then this process can be adapted into a one-to-one consulting engagement tailored to your specific challenges.
Renewed strategic focus on the activities which will unlock your fundraising potential and boost income
Practical tools for maintaining your strategic focus amid distractions
Enhanced strategic thinking skills across the team
Bringing your team together and investing in their professional development boosts engagement and reinvigorates team spirit