In a campaign, you can rethink your philanthropic enterprise, take calculated risk, and reach further than you have ever been able to go. Done well, campaigns go far beyond the bottom line, leaving you positioned for stronger and sustainable philanthropy.
Campaigns succeed on a solid track of principal and major gifts. That will always be true. However, how you achieve this success requires not just great prospects – but ambitious talent, thoughtful and strategic business plans, and the careful integration of a spectrum of fundraising programs.
The why and how of campaigns is changing. We are at the forefront of this change. The continually maturing community of successful fundraising organizations and experienced fundraisers are defining new needs and priorities. We have evolved our approach to campaign feasibility, strategy, and management in recognition that our clients need a new kind of partnership: one that values the achievements already in hand, joins you where you need us most, understands the differentiators within your sector, and brings the added value of an outside expert perspective.
Whether it is your first or your next campaign, whether you need to raise $25 million, $100 million or even $1 billion – we step up when you need us most and step back as you build momentum and success.
In preparing for our $137M capital campaign, we were seeking a consultant who would help us question all our assumptions—and then keep us on track with the right solutions. Development Guild did just that. They were with us for every step of the campaign and shared in our celebration when we achieved our most ambitious goals.
- George Maley, Chief Advancement Officer
Development Guild made us feel like we were their only client. They were flexible and always available when we needed them. Each idea and question they presented us with helped us think more deeply about our campaign and goals, and the results were fabulous. Selecting Development Guild as our partner was an easy choice – and the right one!
- Erica DeRosa, Director of Philanthropy and Engagement