annual giving and stewardship programs
Your annual giving program is what fuels your organization. It raises up your leadership donors and identifies their major giving and planned gift potential. Integrated with your communications road map and tied to your strategic plan, annual plans chart all fundraising activities. They articulate who is going to do the work, how it is going to get done and the timeline of execution. These plans require involvement of the leadership team, include a budget of expenses, and define quantitative and qualitative goals. Together let’s construct your strategic, annual giving plan.
Are you satisfied with your donor retention rate? Do your donor analytics reveal a loyal donor base? If not, you may be lacking real and consistent communication and recognition strategies. Stewardship programs go hand-in-hand with fundraising programs and together they foster lifetime donor commitments. A systematic stewardship plan will guide you through gift acknowledgement, transparent reporting, meaningful engagement, and it will lay the groundwork for a sustainable fundraising program.
Together we will create a blueprint of systems and processes to guide you to positive results. As we take flight, you will gain new prespectives, ignite movement and expand your reach.
sponsorship and donor recognition programs
direct mail and telemarketing programs
prospect research and identification
funder study and grant writing
board and staff professional development
blue print for success: development program assessments
blue print for success: development program assessments
Are you satisfied with your development program? A fundraising assessment is a comprehensive internal evaluation of your organization’s development function. It determines readiness for an annual or capital campaign and provides guidance to greater fundraising growth and sustainability. The audit includes conversations with key board and staff, reviews past fundraising results, evaluates the use of technology and analyzes donor communications. The result is a Blueprint for Success. It will advise on best use of human resources, offer strategies to diversify funding sources, include software considerations and recommend ways to integrate communications and marketing.
Corporate sponsorship is a mutually beneficial relationship between you and your business partners. Their financial support gives you the resources needed to advance your mission. However, in order to secure their sponsorship you must be able to articulate how this relationship will raise their brand awareness and get them in front of their target audience. We can guide you through the process of creating meaningful marketing opportunities for your potential sponsors.
Donor recognition is a critical component of sponsorship and stewardship. The chance to publicly and appropriately express your gratitude is a critical part of the donor cycle. This service will navigate the most appropriate avenue for your organization to say thanks and acknowledge individual and corporate support.
Direct mail has become a high stakes contest. If you don’t do it right your competition will capture the hearts and minds of your constituents. Blueprint Fundraising can craft your message, evaluate your mail campaign and help you test strategies that work for your organization. You can’t afford to send another dull and impersonal letter. Call us today.
Telemarketing programs have their stigmas, but they are the best use of resources to personally solicit support. We can train your volunteers to have effective and positive conversations with your donors and confidently solicit their financial support. Whether it is a one-time calling campaign or an on-going
fundraising strategy, let Blueprint Fundraising coach your team to victory.
Have you prioritized your donor list and determined how you are going to allocate staff resources? This service is a behind the scenes look at your database coupled with analysis of donor capacity, interests, affiliations, as well as giving history. The results will help you build a customized one to three year donor cultivation and solicitation plan to achieve your fundraising goals.
The depth and breadth of grant funding can be overwhelming. This study will provide a target list of funders whose priorities align with your mission and programs. Each profile will include contact information, funding range, recommended strategy and ask amount, as well as a deadline calendar.
Blueprint Fundraising also provides grant writing services. This process includes an initial meeting with you and a conversation with the funding agency to ensure a customized proposal. This collaborative process guarantees your proposal is submitted on time.
These customized training sessions turn your respectable team into an industrious one. Blueprint Fundraising can coach your program staff to play a larger role in fundraising. We can also move your development staff to the next level of expertise, expanding on your past achievements. If your board lacks the skills and confidence to advocate and solicit on behalf of your organization, that can be rectified with instruction and practice too. We can advise your human capital to better understand their roles and work together to advance your mission.
capital campaign counsel
The enormous task of raising a large sum of money comes down to a thoughtful and detailed plan. Blueprint Fundraising will provide knowledge and experience, an outside perspective and technical know-how to keep your campaign on track. We will train your enlisted staff, board members and community leaders and give them the tools they need to solicit support. Critical preparation and deliberate execution will move your dream to reality.