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Capital Campaigns

CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS

Our campaign counsel provide the careful guidance important in planning and executing the critical steps of a capital campaign. DSNE has extensive experience in determining the timing of the campaign phases, securing leadership and major gifts and guiding an organization as they venture into the community to realize their campaign goal.With hands on support and guidance, DSNE will assist you in reaching your campaign goal.

 

ANNUAL FUND

A strong annual fund is the backbone of any successful development program. Effective planning and goal setting can provide a road map to success for you and your staff, help you make the most of your resources and guide your decision-making. By building a comprehensive plan for this fiscal year, and a vision for the future, you can align your staff, your volunteers, and your donors in a common view of your priorities and take steps to achieve results. DSNE will provide the expertise and support that you need to design a plan that engages your organization and your stakeholders in a process that will position your program for success.

 

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

A well thought-out development program is essential to successful fundraising. DSNE will work with you to review and evaluate your organization’s current development program. We will identify the program’s strengths and weaknesses, and make recommendations that will help to refocus and reengage both your organization and your stakeholders.

 

ONLINE FUNDRAISING

Online fundraising enables nonprofits to reach out to donors they may not have been able to reach using traditional methods. Taking your fundraising online is more than a great strategic move. Whether you have been fundraising online for a while, or you started tapping into this channel recently, you will find some major benefits to online fundraising. In addition to offering online giving, nonprofits can collect information and process payments for fundraising events, classes, seminars, membership, and even retail sales. Working with DSNE will allow your organization to navigate the world of online fundraising, while catering to your individual needs and goals.

 

GRANT RESEARCH AND PROPOSAL WRITING

Grants play a pivotal role in allowing many nonprofits to successfully fulfill their mission and objectives. DSNE will conduct grant source research to identify potential funding opportunities for your organization’s current and ongoing projects and needs. DSNE writes all types of grant proposals, including federal, state, county, city, private foundation and corporate giving. We will also edit client draft proposals and provide technical assistance in the grant writing process.

 

FUNDRAISING VIDEOS

DSNE understands what it takes to plan and deliver an effective capital campaign or annual fund video case statement. We have produced award-winning videos which have resulted in seven figure gifts for our clients. Our productions engage your prospects by revealing the heart of your mission. The stories of people you have helped, touched and changed will affirm your donors' values, convey your deep appreciation for their past support and help develop relationships with people you seek to involve. It is that emotional connection that bridges the divide between informing your constituency and moving them to invest.

 

INTERIM MANAGEMENT

The right person at the right time is critical for effective fundraising for your organization. Unfortunately you may not have the resources you need to add full-time staff or the time to recruit. DSNE can help. We can provide you with your temporary and part-time fundraising needs.

 

PROSPECT RESEARCH

Do you know everything that you need to know about your individual and foundation prospect pool? Are you ready to "ask" for the correct amount at your next solicitation? Prospect screening is a crucial step in assisting organizations with prioritizing their pool of prospects to begin the cultivation phase. When a more extensive inquiry is needed, our staff can provide in-depth prospect research for vital information using our online databases and research tools. We provide a full range of services from donor and foundation screening to comprehensive donor and foundation profiles to better understand your prospects’ interests, history and capacity for giving.

 

MAJOR GIFT MANAGEMENT

We provide the guidance, training and tools to assist our clients build a major gift program from scratch or review their current program to recommend strategies and new techniques. We will create a strategic plan that includes prospect identification, prospect research and qualification, approach strategy, cultivation techniques, solicitation planning, gift closure and donor stewardship and recognition.

 

BOARD AND STAFF TRAINING

A strong organization enjoys a leadership team with a vision of the future. We have experience in helping to attract and retain leadership talent. With our assistance, you can establish a visionary board, with members who understand their roles as fundraisers and advocates. DSNE will work with you to develop a leadership program designed to bring out the very best in your staff and coach them to succeed in an environment of respect and trust.

 

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

DSNE understands that each non-profit has specific needs, priorities and characteristics that distinguish it from others. Our campaign feasibility studies include personal interviews with key leaders of the non-profit organization, top volunteers and other key internal and external constituents. We track the quantitative and qualitative findings, prepare a written analysis with our recommendations, and present our findings to the leaders of your organization.