Sustainable Fund Development For Real Results

Fund Development and Nonprofit Event Planning

We help organizations develop the proper skills and obtain necessary resources for strong fund development programs. We teach you how to encourage your communities to invest in your cause for the long term. It involves creating fund development plans, communicating with and training stakeholders, and developing relationships and systems to create sustainable fund development support. Our consultants can help you with the following:

  • Fund Development Strategies and Plans
  • Grant Writing
  • Staff, Board, and Volunteer Fund Development Training
  • Corporate and Individual Sponsorships
  • Commemorative and Memorial Programs
  • Donor Relations
  • Capital Campaigns, Annual Giving, and Membership Programs

Our consultants can also help you with your nonprofit event planning that tie into your fund development efforts. This may include:

  • Fundraisers/Friendraisers
  • Appreciation events
  • Conferences or symposia
  • Pre-event planning and logistics
  • Assistance offered as part of any event planning services (e.g., corporate sponsorships, silent auctions/raffles, day of event management, volunteer recruitment and management, outreach and marketing of events, and participants relations or assistance)

As the recently retired Director of Guest Services for the Wisconsin Athletic Department, I was asked to work with Jennifer Skolaski on the University of Wisconsin football team’s annual Spring Game on April 28, 2012. The game was also a fundraiser for the Center for Nonprofits in the School of Human Ecology (SoHE) and Jennifer was the point person for the logistics involving the 500 neighborhood and community center children. I couldn’t be more complimentary of how well Jennifer did that day. With so many “balls in the air” Jennifer showed great patience and leadership and also the ability to think quickly and operate outside of the box. She was extremely organized, adjusted well as the day progressed and helped make it a fun time for the participants, many of whom enjoyed a game at Camp Randall for the first time. As an aside and an additional challenge, it was not a good weather day (cold and rainy), but that didn’t stop Jennifer, slow her down or even affect her smile! Without any reservation or hesitation, I highly recommend Jennifer – and am pleased I had the opportunity to help her with the 2012 Spring Game.
— John Finkler, Retired Director of Guest Services University of Wisconsin Athletic Department
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Jennifer helped our non-profit organization develop our first fundraising plan, and helped us integrate it with our strategic plan. As a small shop, I was incredibly grateful for her appreciation of our limited resources while also treating us with the same respect and consideration of a much larger organization. She helped us put an action-oriented plan in place that encompassed all aspects of fundraising and integrated our staff, board, and volunteers. This effort has really streamlined our fundraising and allowed us to reach a new level of support and growth.
— Katie Hensel, Executive Director & Founder of Tri 4 Schools