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...
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy contracted with Goettler Associates for fundraising consulting services in connection with a $5 million capital campaign to create a permanent endowment to support need-based financial aid at the school. We found that the firm’s expertise and willingness to hold our feet to the fire was invaluable. This campaign was my first experience in a major fundraising effort, so I tried to soak up all of the expertise David had to offer, and I can tell you his experience was vast. My experience working with Goettler Associates was positive in every way; I would not hesitate to contract with them again.
- Roger Taylor, Ph.D., President Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
If I had a life to live over, I think I would want to do what you folks do with others. I remember with great fondness your effective guidance with the KSU-A campaign. Great fun!
- Glen Warner, Campaign Chair, Kent State University Ashtabula