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 Plan to implement reccomended 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' tmajor gift donors, soliciting & closing major gifts and stewardship                      
  • Prepare Board members & EDs for donor meetings
  • Perform initial research on potential foundation donors. Coordinate with grant writer on next steps
  • Develop potential donor Tracking Report and Sources of Funds Report.  Keep everyone moving toward common goals
  • Conceptualize and help plan donor events
  • Create naming, recognition, matching or challenge gift opportunities
  • Provide guidance regarding:
    • Marketing & PR
    • Reports/internal practices
    • Wealth Screening
    • Annual Reports & brochures
    • Giving Pages
    • Bequest Marketing          

Fee:   $90/hr with a contracted maximum and minimum # of hours and dollars

References:  Available upon Request

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