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Choosing the right fundraising consulting company is not an easy decision to make. It takes some initial upfront work. You'll need to do research, interview candidates, send out a request for proposals, and then pick the best consultant for your organization. Here are some questions to ask your self and things to consider when looking for a fundraising consulting company.

Why have a consultant?

  • No one organization can know everything! Or everyone!
  • Consultants can bring deep outside experience to bear for your organization.
  • Consultants have familiarity with other organizations like yours.

Team work with your consultant - Review, Revise, Confer, Consult!

  • For all of the pre-campaign activities
  • A campaign readiness assessment
  • Your development program assessment
  • Your campaign planning study
  • Developing the case for support

Finding the Right Firm

  • A written RFP
  • Referrals from other organizations
  • Receive written proposals
  • Check credentials/references
  • Chemistry with the members of the firm

Other Things to Consider

  • Skill/experience
  • Education/certification
  • Ethics
  • Current and recent clients
  • References
  • Expectations
  • Loyalty
  • Honesty and Trust
  • Personality and Compatibility
  • Timeline
  • Deliverables
  • Long-term versus short-term
  • Generalist versus specialist

If you have any questions, please contact us.