If you and/or your organization would benefit from a presentation (in person or via video conferencing), or a review of your nonprofit’s fundraising and communications activities leading to trustworthy advice about moving forward in new, more effective and streamlined ways, use the secure contact form on this website to reach me.
My mindset starting any project is, “how do we secure major gifts in the most thoughtful and meaningful way.” I have done a great deal of hands-on work preparing and positioning nonprofits large and small to be able to obtain significant donations. I believe small, worthy nonprofits can spring forward dramatically with proper advance preparation, planning and stewardship, and large nonprofits can benefit from scaling-back their operations to function in more lean and efficient ways.
A few noteworthy topics:
- Asking for Major Gifts
- Blogging (getting started, considerations, value to you and your professional community)
- Campaign Planning and Implementation Without Consultants (or with consultants)
- Grant Writing and Research
- Media Room (here you will find public presentations and authorships since 2010)
- Online Communications
- SlideShare (prior slide presentation slide decks for additional topic ideas)
- Social Media Stewardship
- Startup Infrastructure
Read through Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog to see if there is a topic that would be helpful to you.
One benefit of working with me is that I do not just “talk.” I have literally done the work myself from start to finish. I have pulled major gift campaigns out of the “ash heap” and set them on their feet again. These experiences have made me fearless to tackle almost any challenge. I am also “quick on the uptake,” and I can review a nonprofit’s fundraising and communications situation to identify improvements and fairly quickly.
I am also fairly proficient at WordPress for nonprofits, set-up and management of social media platforms (from scratch), live “social media” reporting and visual blogging, remote working in the “cloud,” Adobe spark post and video, and other technical aspects of nonprofit work for fundraising and communications professionals. I am currently using GoTo (formerly GoToMeeting), as one can easily share a laptop screen and talk simultaneously.
My fees are flexible: they depend upon the venue (in-person or remote involving travel), the size of the organization, the amount of preparation involved and information to be covered, and the like. Even if I do speak on a topic I have covered before, I normally update and tailor my presentations to the organization to which I am speaking.
I do help many nonprofits, and individuals wanting to work in the nonprofit sector, free of charge as a public service. If I can point you in the right direction, I am delighted to do so. When I do travel, I am cost-conscious and follow-up after my presentations is usually free of charge. My aim is to help you succeed!