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As a full-service professional consulting firm, Miller, Calhoun offers counsel in these specialized areas of management and fund development
- Board Assessment & Recruitment
- Development of the Case Statement, Brochures and Similar Campaign Tools
- Fund Development Audits, Assessments and Plans
- Major Gifts Acquisition
- Planned Giving Donor Development
- Capital Campaign Planning and Management
- Fund Raising Feasibility Studies
- Strategic Long Range Planning Strategies and Workshops
- Public Awareness Campaigns
- Technology and Online Engagement Strategy
- Retreats, Workshops and Seminars
All organizations need additional funds--annual, capital, endowment and special projects. Campaigns are more than declaring a goal and asking for money; they're part of a cohesive plan that guides your agency's fiscal future. Is your plan formulated, approved, and ready to roll? Would you like a review of your plan? To learn more,
Capital and Endowment Campaign Implementation
It's All Systems Go: you're prepared to launch. Now all you need is the experience of experts whose knowledge and expertise you can count on. Tools and resources would include the calendar, materials, presentations, solicitation calls, reports, benchmarks, proposals, training sessions and more.
The underpinning of any successful fund raising effort is a vibrant, compelling statement of the organization's mission, need, objectives, and goals. Case statements, or reasons to support your organization or institution , are one of the most important documents and requirements in a campaign. The evolution of the writing of the case statement remains a key strategy in leadership development.
Fund Raising Feasibility Studies
An important part of the pre-campaign planning stage is the fund raising feasibility study. Miller, Calhoun tests the case for support, leadership requirements, gift levels and more while conducting an internal audit of the Development Department.
Board Assessment & Recruitment
The integrity and success of your agency varies with that of your board. Good business professionals, well-meaning individual donors, and high-profile persons need an opportunity to become effective board members. Everything starts with your board, so make sure yours contains all the right ingredients.
Proposal Writing and Grantsmanship
Researching funding opportunities, organizing a grants calendar and writing proposals are an important part of a development program. Success in this area coupled with our vast experience and that of our associates, can strengthen your programs and operations.
Prospect Evaluation, Cultivation and Donor Development
Who gives and why? Where do you look? How do you separate Suspects from Prospects, and convert Prospects to Expectations? What works when you're trying to convince a smaller donor to step up to Major donor? Each organization has its own unique answers to questions like these and campaign planning is the key.
Gift Negotiation Strategies
Sometimes during the gift acceptance process, the organization enters into gift negotiations with the contributor. Prepare for this process with strategies, recognition opportunities, and training.
Technology and Online Engagement Strategy
Successful fund raising begins with a plan. When your objectives need to be supported by a sound technology strategy — social media, online engagement, or any interactive fundraising — we have the expertise to put the pieces together to ensure successful campaigns.
Retreats, Workshops, Seminars, and Online Learning Opportunities
The talented professionals of Miller, Calhoun & Company feature award-winning speakers and lecturers on many topics of vital concern to the directors, staff and volunteers. Topics include "Asking for the Gift" to "Establishing Successful Planned Giving Programs." For a complete listing and references, please contact us.
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