Client: Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Inc.

Contact: Carol Johnson, Executive Director
28 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Project Name:

Campaign Strategic Planning

Project Goals:

Create a strategic fund raising plan to guide the board, staff and key volunteers through organization's first major campaign.


During an intensive six week period, FDA created a detailed, step-by-step work plan to enable the Amherst Cinema Center to raise $1.5 million. The plan and subsequent guidance by FDA enabled the organization to meet its medium term fund raising goal and open the Cinema to the public.


FDA was a tremendous resource to us throughout the planning and implementation stages of this complex process. Their plan was solid, and they were available to advise us every step of the way—and now we are up and running!

-Carol Johnson, Executive Director, Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Inc.