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Capital Campaign Planning: Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival

It’s hard to believe, but 2018 is here in full swing! Between organizing and goal setting, we hope you’ll take a moment to participate in this round of the Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival. We’re officially hosting! What’s the Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival? The carnival is organized with two goals in mind: Read More…

Hiring a Capital Campaign Consultant: 5 Strategies [Updated]

When the time comes for your nonprofit to start planning its next capital campaign, one thing is certain: hiring a capital campaign consultant is a must. Since capital campaigns are such ambitious undertakings, it doesn’t matter how much fundraising experience your organization has under its belt. The fact of the matter is that for nonprofits Read More…

Read our guide to learn all about hiring a capital campaign consultant.

Fundraising Consultant Hiring Guide: 5 Essential Steps

Whether you feel that your overall fundraising strategy needs some professional assistance, or you’re just looking to launch a long-term capital campaign and want external support, a fundraising consulting firm is exactly what your organization will need. However, not all fundraising consultants can offer your organization the services, skills, and expertise you need. Especially for Read More…

15 Crucial Fundraising Feasibility Study Questions to Ask

There’s nothing worse for a nonprofit organization than realizing the fundraising campaign you’ve already kicked off is out of your reach. For this reason, most nonprofits conduct fundraising feasibility studies before they launch large-scale fundraising campaigns. Fundraising feasibility studies are targeted efforts conducted by nonprofit consultants to help organizations determine their preparedness to take on an Read More…

Be mindful of these crucial fundraising feasibility study questions before your campaign can begin.

“What’s Your Nonprofit’s Story?” | Averill at Hodges University

This Thursday, November 9th, 2017, Averill Fundraising Solutions’ president Robert C. Happy, Jr. sat down with a panel of experts in the nonprofit sector to lead a discussion on how to tell your nonprofit’s story effectively to engage donors. Panelists included: Erica Caster, host of Power Factor Biz Chat and master certified business coach Amy Read More…

Check out Robert Happy's presentation from Averill Fundraising Solutions' nonprofit storytelling workshop.

Create a Comprehensive Capital Campaign Plan in 5 Steps

Capital campaigns can be complicated, time consuming endeavors for organizations of any size. No matter your nonprofit’s budget, mission, or support level, taking on a long-term fundraising project on the scale of a capital campaign is simply difficult. Yet, with a comprehensive capital campaign plan in place, your team can rest assured that you’ll be Read More…

Understand how to run a capital campaign by creating a comprehensive capital campaign plan.

Write a Capital Campaign Case Statement [Free Examples]

Developing a persuasive, sincere case statement is one of the cornerstone elements of preparing for your institution’s upcoming capital campaign. Without a compelling case statement in line, supporters may find it difficult to understand why your cause is worthy of their support. Most institutions are already very familiar with case statements as some of the Read More…

Write a case statement for your capital campaign with our free examples.

Guest Blogging Guidelines

1. Interested in featuring writing from Averill Solutions? Averill Solutions regularly blogs within the nonprofit and fundraising community and is always open to new guest writing opportunities. If you’d like Averill Solutions to contribute an educational article to your blog, newsletter, or website, please reach out to Susan Lienau at slienau@averillsolutions.com. Susan will follow up Read More…

Preparing for a Campaign? Clean Your Data!

At Averill, we serve organizations that change lives, lift families out of poverty, heal the sick, empower through education, and lead scientific breakthrough. Building capacity is critical to the fulfillment of each organization’s mission and maintaining correct, updated, and clean donor data is foundational to that process. This is especially true when preparing for a Read More…