Goettler Associates presents Fund Raising Matters ™, a regular publication offering the latest insights on fund raising. We first introduced Fund Raising Matters as a traditional quarterly newsletter in 1996, continuing our commitment to advance the business of philanthropy.
We hope you will find Fund Raising Matters insightful and informational. We hope it will assist your efforts in developing successful fund-raising strategies. As always, we welcome an opportunity to learn more about your situation and discuss how our experience and talents can further your success.
A fundraising campaign is won or lost long before the kickoff.
How do you know when your fundraising campaign will be successful? It's when the right people are asking the right prospects, in the right way, for the right amount of money — for the right reason and at the right time. Sounds like an easy walk in the park — right?
Getting to ...
A top ten list of fundraising essentials
Whether you like him or not, David Letterman now has the longest late-night hosting career in the United States. To recognize his accomplishment, we thought a Top Ten List was in order. Here are ten fundraising essentials for the development officer. Our list is not necessarily in order of importance, nor...
Pre-campaign preparation is essential to the success of your next capital campaign. Test your readiness by taking a moment to answer the following questions:
Q: Have you involved your board and other key donor constituencies in planning and preparing for the campaign?
☐ Yes ☐ No
Q: Does your organization have a strategic plan tha...
“Local Matters engaged Goettler Associates to create a financial development plan to accompany our strategic plan. Goettler delved deep into the process, analyzing trends in our revenue streams and monetizing our programmatic goals so that we could make them a reality. In addition, they engaged wonderfully with our board, energizing the group and providing the skills and confidence necessary to make it possible for everyone to ‘make the ask.'”
- Michelle Moskowitz Brown, Executive Director, Local Matters
50 years is a wonderful achievement. It is my pleasure to work with Goettler Associates on two campaigns over the past 18 years. Goettler has been a tremendous help in supporting us to achieve our goals. It would not have been possible without your guidance, encouragement, and knowledge.
- Jan Chambers, Executive Director, Barnesville Hospital Foundation