Fund Development Assessment, Planning and Implementation

Fund Development Assessment, Planning and Implementation

Our consultants help organizations build their capacity for a more sustainable and diversified fund development program to advance their mission. ESC consultants assist the client in creating a successful individual giving strategy that is flexible and responsive to the organization’s needs, culture, and capabilities. The program includes:


  • Comprehensive assessment that identifies the organization’s fund development strengths and challenges, including its mission, vision, and strategic plan
  • Review of the organization’s development systems and procedures and existing fund development results
  • Support creating and implementing a fund development plan, case for giving, donor database, and new systems and procedures for improved results
  • Help the Board understand their critical role in fund development in partnership with the organization's leadership and staff
  • Tools and techniques for growing the fund development program, such as identification of new sources of income and steps to achieve favorable results; training key staff and volunteers in a structured organizational process to approach donors; and assistance in motivating staff and volunteers to apply best practices as a team


Staff Contact:

Vicky Foxworth
Vice President of Organizational Consulting
vfoxworth@escsc.org
213.613.9103 x13

Developing Development Program (DDP)

DDP helps nonprofits build a successful fund development program concentrated on individual giving. Participants learn essential content in our group trainings and clinics and then work closely with their coaches on applying their learnings to their own nonprofit, based on their organization’s unique needs. Third-party evaluations of DDP have repeatedly validated the program's effectiveness and linked DDP benchmarks with long-term improvements in fund development. This twelve-month program includes:


  • 12 months of core training and expert one-on-one coaching
  • 6 half-day training sessions for up to 6 participants per organization
  • 3 clinics for additional peer engagement and focused problem-solving
  • A supportive cohort of nonprofit peers
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Staff Contact:

Janet McIntyre
Vice President of Programs and Training
jmcintyre@escsc.org
213.613.9103 x20