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History

Goettler Associates has served the fund-raising needs of the nation’s nonprofit organizations for nearly 50 years across six decades.  Established in 1965 by Ralph H. Goettler, the firm assembled a staff of highly qualified professionals to serve the total funding and marketing requirements of clients’ major fund-raising initiatives.CAPA audience image 275

Our mission is to lead nonprofit organizations toward realization of their philanthropic potential through a full circle of effective counsel.  We have helped our clients conduct successful capital campaigns, increase annual operating support, establish planned giving programs, and strengthen their endowments.

Successful fund raising aligns a dynamic set of circumstances with the concerted efforts of volunteers, professionals, and donors.  At Goettler Associates, we recognize that every client presents unique circumstances.  Therefore, we believe every funding program must be individualized.  This requires a combination of several essential elements, including capital, annual, and deferred giving; in addition to a well orchestrated advocacy program that often involves the organization’s marketing and public relations support.  As a client-oriented firm, we take pride in the quality of counsel we provide in these areas.

Our comprehensive service offerings in the areas of Fund Raising, Constituency Engagement, Leadership, and Planning can help your organization to consistently meet and even exceed its funding goals.

Our highly acclaimed Goettler Series has served as a ready reference for development professionals, the organization’s administration and volunteers that address the essential issues of fund-raising and the advancement of organizations in the philanthropic marketplace.

In 1996, we began producing our popular Fund Raising Matters™ newsletter as a further extension of the Goettler Series to explore the state-of-the-art of methodologies and trends in the fund-raising industry.  From time to time over the past several years, we’ve turned to the fund-raising marketplace to ask how the landscape is changing, and we’ve received a tremendous and insightful response.  We have recently completed our fourth Fund Raising Matters OUTLOOK Survey, and the Outlook 2013 Report presents a comprehensive analysis of what is happening across our entire industry and what the future may hold.

To learn more about these resources and subscribe to our newsletter, please visit the Resources page on our website.

At Goettler Associates, we continue to build upon our long and successful history of advancing the business of philanthropy.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how we can apply our experience and talents to further your success.  To discuss your needs at no obligation to you, please contact us at 1-800-521-4827 or e-mail us at info@goettler.com.

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