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...
“Through Goettler Associates guidance our campaign significantly increased the community’s awareness of the Hospital. It helped us to make many new friends, and made it much easier to identify and recruit new Foundation board members.”
- Bonnie M. Faulkner, Executive Director, Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation
“A HUGE and ringing endorsement for Goettler Associates. The firm directed the Library’s very successful capital campaign 10 years ago. After a competitive vetting process, we selected them again to do work this year. They just completed a campaign planning study for us for a major gift/endowment campaign. The final report was excellent, and very thorough. Mr. Goettler had good rapport with staff, elected officials and trustees – and that interpersonal magic should not be discounted. The community leaders he interviewed had good feedback on his professionalism.”
- Cathi Alloway, Library Director, Schlow Centre Region Library