The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s calling is to improve lives through literacy. The organization dedicated to expanding access to literacy services for adults nationwide because they believe in the uniquely transformative power of literacy. The ability to read, write, and comprehend brings dignity to daily life and equal opportunity to fulfill one’s greatest potential.
Since its founding, the Barbara Bush Foundation had been merged with two other foundations. When the Barbara Bush Foundation engaged our counsel in 2019, they were preparing to transition to a standalone foundation, with the goal of expanding their network of donors beyond the Bush family and friends. The new President and CEO British Robinson had recently arrived at the Foundation with an ambitious vision for its future and was seeking our partnership in reimagining their fundraising program – and determining an ambitious yet achievable growth trajectory.
Our partnership focused on our Key Indicators of Fundraising Success:
Prior to our counsel, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy was raising around $5M annually. Now, less than three years later, the Foundation is raising nearly $15M annually, signaling a promising and enduring pivot for their fundraising program.
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