Fundraising & Advancement

A successful fundraising and development strategy is a vital component to help your nonprofit to advance its mission. ESC nonprofit consulting services for fundraising and advancement focus on aligning your board and staff to work towards clear, achievable development goals.

Our fundraising consultants have expertise in all facets of fundraising. This gives us the insight and hands-on experience to help you build, execute, and communicate development programs that support your objectives—whether through private donor appeals, endowments, capital campaigns, online giving, grants, or any and all of the above.

How We Work:

Our fundraising consultants use a practical data driven approach that begins by understanding your organizations unique development needs. They review your past practices and campaigns to determine what tactics and strategies will yield the highest results for your effort.

Services That Suit Your Needs & Capabilities

ESC tailors its nonprofit consulting services to suit the specific needs of your organization. We provide guidance and support with:

  • Readiness assessments and feasibility studies
  • Case statement development
  • Fundraising strategy and action planning
  • Marketing communications
  • Campaign planning
  • Mentoring
  • Board and staff training


ESC Fundraising & Advancement—A 3-Step Approach



  • Secure Board commitment & participation
  • Analyze donor research and market
  • Review strategic plan and supporting


  • Identify funding needs
  • Choose fundraising method
  • Create case statement
  • Coordinate with marketing


  • Set goals
  • Create fundraising action plan
  • Execute plan
  • Mentor as needed


  • Clear fundraising goals
  • Board and staff alignment
  • Targeted, compelling fundraising communications
  • Stronger, deeper development program tool chest