Strategic development consulting for the nonprofit community

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Annual and Membership Campaigns

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Annual giving is the lifeline of any nonprofit organization. moss+ross can help you take a constructive look at your annual solicitation plan to ensure you have a solid strategy in place. Researching donors and prospects, incorporating customized solicitation approaches, segmenting donor groups, sending the right message to the right person at the right time, and stewarding donors in meaningful ways will maximize this important revenue stream.

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Campaign Readiness and Management

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Successful capital, endowment and comprehensive campaigns are the most methodical, all-encompassing fundraising efforts your organization will ever undertake. Careful planning including a feasibility study, dynamic written materials and highly-organized implementation will ensure success. moss+ross can assess the readiness of your organization, test the feasibility of your goal with likely donors, work with you on the plan and help manage your campaign every step of the way.

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Development and Organizational Assessments

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Making sure your organization is functioning as efficiently and effectively as possible is imperative. This type of evaluation, whether an assessment of the whole organization or focused on the development program, has become one of the firm’s core services. The resulting recommendations are customized to capitalize on your organization’s strengths and provide guidance in areas that need attention to enhance your fundraising success.

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When CEOs, development directors, and other executive level staff leave an organization, the thought of finding a replacement can be daunting. moss+ross can manage the entire process, working with board members, staff and stakeholders to customize a job description, recruit applicants, interview candidates and help you hire the best fit for your organization, ensuring a seamless transition into the role.

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Feasibility Studies

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The hallmark of successful campaigns is prudent planning, and a feasibility study is the first step. The resulting information identifies the highest campaign priorities, the amount of money that can be raised, potential prospects and volunteers, ideal timing, and external obstacles to success.

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Interim Staffing

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A nonprofit’s daily service to its mission does not go on hiatus just because an executive or other key staff member moves on from the organization. moss+ross provides temporary staffing to ensure important projects stay on track. A professional with expertise in development, marketing and project management will be matched with your organization to manage a specified scope of work.

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Leadership Development

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The people who serve your organization as staff, board members and volunteers are passionate advocates for you, and they want to do their jobs well. Our approach is to listen carefully and learn where you are, then design a custom response that will help you move forward, whether you need staff coaching, volunteer training, or an effective team retreat.

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Research and Data Services

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Strategic identification of additional giving potential within your current donor pool, active management of new or possible prospects, and reliable tracking of constituent activity and preferences are important components of any fundraising program. Our clients have access to our proprietary regional database, as well as expertise in tools for constituent and gift data management. We also offer customized individual donor research for specific causes or campaign board review.

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Strategic Planning

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Successful organizations use strategic planning to prepare them for opportunities and challenges. We believe great fundraising is nearly always rooted in a strong strategic plan which gives donors the confidence to invest in your nonprofit. moss+ross can guide your organization through a comprehensive process to maximize efficiency and impact. Developing a plan helps organizations proactively respond to current and future needs.

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