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Development Assessments

The nonprofit environment is constantly changing, and evaluating the effectiveness of your fundraising efforts is essential to long-term success. Development assessments evaluate fundraising methods, staffing, infrastructure, and results, as well as evaluating donors and prospects. This process helps identify strengths upon which to build, as well as unrealized opportunities and areas that need fine-tuning.

Fundraising Planning and Strategy Development

Strong fundraising plans guide successful programs and help organizations implement their mission. Sapphire Consulting works with staff to maximize the potential of existing fundraising channels and develop strategies to achieve superior results.

Annual Fund Support

Successful annual funds not only sustain operations, but they provide a sustainable pipeline for larger gifts. We help strengthen the annual fund to make it successful, scalable, and sustainable. Sapphire Consulting not only evaluates the effectiveness of your existing program, we can help implement your fundraising work if you staff capacity is limited. We specialize in foundation and corporate fundraising, as well as supporting the work related to individual fundraising.

Major Gifts Support

Major gifts are the backbone of successful fundraising programs. We work with clients to develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for existing donors, help identify new donors, and provide prospect research to enhance results. Sapphire Consulting develops an individualized road map based on your unique circumstances to help maximize fundraising potential for major donors. We also provide training for staff and leadership volunteers to improve results of solicitations.

Capital Campaigns

Sapphire Consulting assists clients in developing and implementing strategies for successful capital campaigns that help them meet their missions more effectively. Capital campaign support includes everything from conducting campaign planning/feasibility studies, to supporting leadership development and fundraising during the campaign, to seeing the campaign through to a successful completion.

Board, Staff and Volunteer Training

Successful fundraising involves specific skills, and training helps develop these skills for individuals who are new to the process. Board members, rising staff, and leadership volunteers all benefit from professional development to help them be most effective in their roles. We provide tailored training, rooted in best practices, that strengthens the impact of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Coaching and Professional Development

We provide individualized coaching to help executive and development staff achieve their goals and improve fundraising performance. We identify specific challenges and opportunities and then work with leaders to produce results.

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