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.
Emphasize the Process for a Better Product
[caption id="attachment_2777" align="alignright" width="300"] Early involvement of key stakeholders is essential to the case process[/caption]
When it’s done right, the process of developing the case for support can be as valuable as the finished product. Poorly executed, the process can become a nightm...
The Marketplace Perspective
Together with sufficient prospects and volunteers, a compelling case for support is generally considered indispensable to a successful capital campaign – or any other major gift fundraising activity. Most experienced fundraisers can easily give you a clear definition of the case for support. But, ask someone to define...
We’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: the donor’s perspective is essential to the case for support. When you initiate the preparation of your case, you should involve key members of your organizational family and your best donor prospects in the process. In doing so, you are not only working to identify the unique perspective of your ...
When the time comes to review the first draft of the case, what should you look for? Based on our experience, an effective case for support should:
Maintain the donor’s perspective and reflect the values, interests, and aspirations of prospective donors and volunteers.
Build upon the strengths, accomplishments, and capabilities of the ins...
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 continually demonstrated their commitment to excellence through their honesty, mastery of fund-raising principles and ethics, and their ability to work with a wide range of personalities and situations. I highly recommend Goettler Associates.
- David Elrod, Director of Institutional Advancement Dalton State College