Vineyard Consulting can help your nonprofit organization identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, track and steward major gift donors. The types of services we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform a Major Gifts Audit and create a Plan to implement recommended enhancements

  • Guide the Campaign Preparedness Process

  • Create a Development or Campaign Plan, Timeline, Donor Pyramid

  • Serve as Campaign Consultant

  • Edit Campaign Case Statements, solicitation letters, proposals & donor related correspondence

  • Mentor the ED or Development Director

  • Coordinate the creation of a list of potential major gift donors

  • Research potential donors & create individualized cultivation strategies

  • Train staff & Board members re: (1) The Campaign Process and Readiness (2) The Major Gift Process: identifying, cultivating and 'opening doors' to major gift donors, soliciting & closing major gifts and stewarding relationships

  • Prepare Board members & EDs for donor meetings

  • Perform initial research on potential foundation donors. Coordinate with grant writer on next steps

  • Develop Tracking and internal Reports. Keep everyone moving toward common goals

  • Conceptualize and help plan donor events

  • Create naming, recognition, matching or challenge gift opportunities

  • Create and guide the execution of a Bequest Marketing Plan

  • Guide the creation of development Office Manual

  • Provide guidance regarding:

    • Marketing & PR for Fundraising

    • Annual Reports & brochures

    • Web site Giving pages

Fee:   Call or email for a proposal. First meeting is free.

References:  Available upon Request