Averill Fundraising Solutions is a full-service fundraising consulting firm. Our unparalleled experience enables us to understand the strategic steps necessary for every client’s success. The Averill approach provides clients with the capacity and confidence to achieve immediate goals and to pursue lasting institutional transformation.
Averill provides fundraising counsel, strategic direction, and institutional capacity-building through the following service offerings:
- Campaign Direction
- Campaign Planning & Feasibility Studies
- Annual Fund Direction
- Embedded Staffing
- Leadership Learning
- Executive Search
How We Do It
The Averill approach features strict adherence to proven best practices implemented through a flexible service model designed to fit each client’s needs while maximizing investment.
Averill has experience directing major campaigns across the entire not-for-profit marketplace. Averill’s leaders have directed campaigns which have raised more than $3,000,000,000 and are prepared to develop a customized solution and management plan for your organization’s fundraising goals.
Campaign Planning and Feasibility Studies
An Averill-directed Planning and Feasibility Study is the first step toward a successful campaign. It prepares your organization for a capital campaign by assessing institutional capacity, building the fundraising infrastructure, testing the case for support, and identifying the willingness and readiness of prospective campaign leaders and major gift donors to lead and give.
Annual Fund Direction
Averill has a proven track record of increasing annual fund revenue for our client partners. Through our hands-on approach, our team is prepared to develop customized solutions to enhance your organization’s annual fund, engage new donors and audiences and grow your prospect pipeline.
Averill provides long-term and interim fundraising management staffing for our partners. Our embedded model provides hands-on and daily training in industry best practices to your fundraising team.
Averill specializes in leading workshops and retreats on fundraising best practices for executive leaders and volunteers. With more than 75 years’ experience in providing counsel to top leaders in the field, we pride ourselves on our evidence-based and time-tested approach to fundraising.
Averill has had significant success in recruiting Chief Development Officers for client partners from across the not-for-profit marketplace. Our leaders will provide you with exceptionally talented candidates who will also fit your organization’s unique culture. In addition, we work with client partners to develop a rigorous departmental and institutional on-boarding strategy.
A Hallmark of the Averill Approach is Competitive Pricing and Outstanding Return on Investment.
Averill subscribes to the ethical principles and standards of industry associations such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) including:
- Remuneration based on a flat fee.
- Respecting the confidentiality of the intellectual property developed during partnerships with client organizations, and refusing to transport lists, introduce prospects, or disclose information from client to client.
- Insisting that an executed contract be in place before work commences, in accordance with the guidelines of charities’ bureaus within the offices of states’ Attorneys General.
- Refusing to recruit our clients’ employees.
- Insisting that the client organization handle and account for actual money (currency, checks, securities, titles, etc.) generated during the collaboration.