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.
Focus higher-level thinking on strategy development
When was the last time a donor asked to see your strategic plan? Maybe a foundation grant application included a question about whether the organization has a plan, but honestly has anyone else asked? So why do we invest our organizational resources in these elaborate strategic planning ...
Your Planning Process Matters
It seems there is a new book or formula for better organizational planning and strategy published every few weeks. Most people have to be reminded about what all the terms mean, and the differences between mission, vision, and values statements. It can get overwhelming. And, what about the process itself? What...
By: David Goettler, CEO
The fundraising profession has grown tremendously since its inception. Today, most organizations employ experienced and capable fundraisers on staff. Increasingly administration executives and governing boards may wonder why they would need to hire a consultant at all — isn’t that the role of the executive director...
When starting a new planning process, focus on the why, what and how of planning:
Vision:• Our Aspiration / The Why
A vision statement should present the optimal future state, an ideal future even if it may never be achieved; a statement of where the organization is headed and what values are guiding that journey.
Mission:• Our Purpose / The Wh...
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
My experience with Goettler Associates has been nothing short of outstanding. The team helped Union Hospital Foundation to far exceed our capital campaign goal. Goettler Associates was instrumental in the feasibility study phase, pre-campaign planning and implementation of our capital campaign that enabled Union Hospital to open our new 500,000 square foot building project. I would highly recommend Goettler Associates, for they are of the highest integrity and one of the most flexible firms I have ever encountered.
- Jim Bertoli, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology