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Build Capacity Now, Cultivate Relationships for the Future

Successful fundraising does more than just provide financial resources. It also strengthens the relationship between an organization and its investors, creating a culture of generosity and commitment. That’s why The Alford Group takes a collaborative approach to all of our fundraising and philanthropic engagements. Our guidance and counsel is hands-on and builds capacity for fundraising and implementation within your organization, enhancing staff experience in their work and connecting the organization to its supporters. We believe that this approach creates a strong foundation for successful and sustainable philanthropy in the future.

A critical part of our methodology is working side-by-side with your team. We work with staff and volunteer leadership to build a culture of philanthropy that is shared throughout the organization. We train current and incoming staff and volunteers in fundraising tactics and techniques designed to support specific fundraising activities, building the skills and expertise they will need for major gifts, planned giving, campaigns, corporate citizenship programs and other philanthropic efforts. The Alford Group consultants work with your organization’s team throughout the process to provide support, feedback and advice based on your fundraising team’s needs and circumstances.

Our consultants have hands-on experience with best practices in philanthropy developed during thousands of Alford Group engagements with not-for-profits and other philanthropic institutions. We know what worked and didn’t work in past local, regional, and national philanthropic efforts. Our seasoned team members can help you make the best decisions to achieve your objectives. They work closely with you to showcase your strengths, address your unique needs and craft an appropriate plan of action.

We offer our philanthropy services across a wide variety of disciplines, including:

  • Campaign Counsel
  • Development Audits/Assessment
  • Foundation and Corporate Giving
  • Major Gifts Counsel
  • Planned Giving Counsel
  • Annual Fund Planning and Management
  • Stewardship Counsel
  • Corporate Giving Programs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies

The Alford Group approach requires a true partnership with our clients, with guidance from your consulting team throughout. But a campaign or philanthropic effort conducted with The Alford Group generates much more than just money in the bank. At the end of our partnership, your leaders will possess new skills, relationships and experience that will foster a culture of philanthropy that sustains your organization’s efforts for years to come.

Assessment
Corporate Impact
Fundraising
Governance
Professional Development