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TPatrick Brennan

Fundraising Architect
Strategic Consulting

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Atlanta, GA 30309
United States

Years in Business:

 

15

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Nonprofits looking for assistance with... business coaching & grant ready; strategic planning & action steps; "campaign ready" feasibility studies; and capital campaign direction & mentoring.

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What we do…fundraising tips http://goo.gl/m4qtVo Organizations are like people. They often move through several different stages of development: from “Start-Up” to “Growing” ,sometimes called the “Adolescent” stage, to Life Cycle of Nonprofit“Mature” and sometimes to a stage of “Stagnation” or “Decline.” Organizations rarely do this growth in a neat, orderly, and predictable fashion. Organizations may be at the “Start-Up” stage in some respects and at the “Growing” stage in another. Similarly, organizations may be solidly in the “Growing” stage until they face a crisis such as a major change in leadership – that serves as a catalyst to either move them backwards to the “Start-Up” stage or catapults them forward to “Maturity.” In reality, when organizations start thinking about a capital campaign, they rarely think about “Maturity” of the nonprofit. We provide four different blueprint programs that complement an organization’s growth and prepare nonprofits and their communities for fundraising campaigns. Nonprofit Business Coach: Servant Leadership & Grant Ready  Bringing your Organization and Prospects up “The Involvement Curve.”  Vision and Mission Statements that Encourage Funding.  Developing Servant Leadership Skills in Board, Volunteer and Staff Members.  Implementing Messaging and Stewardship Programs for Your Audience. “Strategic planning is worthless-unless there is first a strategic vision.” John Naisbitt Building Stronger Nonprofits: Strategic Planning & Action Steps  Tracking and Identifying Internal and External Audiences.  Compiling Benchmark Documents and Speaking Points.word cloud - strategic planning  Conducting Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threats (SWOT) Focus Groups.  Constructing a Strategic Plan and Incorporating Action Steps into a Plan of Work.  Structuring a Fundraising Plan to Support New and On-Going Programs. “Individual commitment to a great effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi Providing “Campaign Ready” Feasibility Studies  Identification of Audiences and Programs that Engage Philanthropic Investors.  Designing a Case for Support that Identifies Community Need the-lorax-quotewhile Engaging Leadership.  Engaging the Philanthropic Community in a Discussion of Campaign Critical Elements.  Final Recommendations on o Campaign Goal, o Community Leadership, o Institutional and Individual Prospects, o Donor Recognition along with Timing and Process.  Written Report that Capture Next Steps. “In planning for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower Capital Campaign Direction and Mentoring  Implementing “Info Graphic” Based Case Statements.  Blending the Return on Investment (ROI) with “Changed My Life” Testimonials.  Prospecting Investors, Identifying Linkages and Scheduling Peer-to-Peer Conversations.  Identifying Partnerships with Corporate and Foundation Investors who Share Your Audience.  Volunteer Training and Coordination of Appointments Jointly Engaging Partnerships. “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” Theodore Levitt Both The NonProfit Times and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) have come up with readiness assessments for capital campaigns. Please look for these documents in the Publications & Templates Section of our website.

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