Fund Raising Management Services

Examples of our Fund Raising Management Services include completed projects for Girls Inc. of Holyoke, Hunter College High School, Springfield School Volunteers, Tri-Community Y, Holyoke Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

Fund Raising Feasibility Services

A fund raising feasibility study considers in detail an organization's potential to raise funds for a particular project through a capital campaign. The study helps the organization make smart decisions about conducting the campaign during the early stages of planning. An FDA fund raising feasibility study will: provide useful insight into how the organization is viewed by insiders and community leaders; make recommendations for a realistic and appropriate campaign goal; assess the organization's readiness for a campaign; outline effective fund-raising strategies; assess how much money can be raised for the project in and around the community; and present recommendations for a preliminary campaign timetable.

At FDA, we are committed to making a difference in the world. We believe in our clients, and their missions and programs. We help our clients fulfill their missions by increasing their capacity to raise funds and cultivate relationships with new and existing constituencies.

Capital and Endowment Campaigns

FDA campaigns are specific, targeted, and well-structured. We not only raise funds for our clients, but also maintain tight reins on expenses. We "expect the unexpected" and strongly encourage flexible campaign scheduling. At FDA we show you how to cultivate your constituencies and community in order to maximize the fund-raising potential of your institution.

Major Gifts Programs

Where are the donors that can provide the resources to bring your organization to the next level? FDA will work closely with your organization's volunteer and professional leadership to develop an effective major gifts program that will cultivate and steward existing donors while identifying and locating new major donor prospects from within and beyond your service area.

Annual Giving Programs

We can advise your institution on overall annual giving programs, produce annual giving letters, brochures and other materials. We can be especially helpful in upgrading your annual giving program by increasing the levels of donor gifts while locating additional major prospects and training volunteers.

Grants Programs

FDA has broad foundation and corporate relations experience and a very successful track record of obtaining grants for our clients, including multiple Kresge Foundation awards. We will identify private and corporate foundation prospects, as well as government sources, and develop persuasive proposals to reach them. We are experienced in grants management and grant reporting, and will work closely with client administrators to provide effective grant stewardship.

Prospect/Donor Management

Through our research services, we help our clients identify likely funding sources: foundation, corporate, government and individual. We cultivate both current and prospective donors, and analyze their gift potential. We can also develop and maintain a specialized prospect/donor database for managing prospect/donor information and activity.

Direct Mailing Campaigns

We write, produce and execute targeted direct mail campaigns to donors and prospects as part of a broader giving program or for special projects.

Event Management

From a house party at the home of a board member to a 600-person gala dinner, FDA can orchestrate the right fund raising or cultivation event for your organization.

Planned Giving Programs

FDA has the experience in the field of planned (or deferred) giving to advise and direct your organization as to the best type of program to meet your specific needs.