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.
Whenever a major fundraising effort is contemplated, at least one volunteer can be counted on to ask, “Why can’t we just skip the planning part? We know what we need to do: get out there and raise the money!”
It’s a fair question. What does the strategic leadership process – or any planning process – have to ...
The strategic leadership process is a disciplined approach to getting organizations to focus on results, and it is more than strategic planning. The process helps leaders define and successfully implement their goals. It can be beneficial to almost any organization, public or private, that seeks to improve its service to society. The process ...
A simple self-evaluation
To assess the effectiveness of your last planning endeavor, ask yourself and your colleagues if the effort generated the desired results and impact on your organization. Use the following checklist to assess your performance.
Are all of your board members, staff, and key volunteers able to articulate the organizatio...
What is the relationship between your organization’s fundraising objectives and its long-term vision for the future, and its strategic plan? Most fundraising professionals will concur that your campaign objectives should be tied to a higher vision developed through long-term planning.
In our experience, however, we ...
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
Goettler Associates has been an invaluable partner and resource for us as we move through our first year as a new Foundation. They have been beside us every step of the way, guiding us and ensuring our long-term success.
- Mary Dickey, Executive Director – Margaret Mary Health Foundation