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We Make Sure Your Mission Thrives

At Arthur Alley we are convinced that when mission and philanthropy spark, anything is possible!  Our goal in every engagement is to identify and activate that spark.

 

Arthur Alley consultants have been on the forefront of the not-for-profit sector for decades.  We’ve been the frontline fundraiser and have gathered a wealth of learned experiences through that time.   Now, we share that experience with you and your organization to move your project forward. 

 

Your organization is unique. You can expect Arthur Alley to develop a custom approach that embraces that uniqueness.  Our consultants work as an extension of your team to create and implement fundraising and mission development strategies to meet and exceed your organization’s goals.  

 

And no matter the size or scope of your project, we will be guided by our commitment to you.

Arthur Alley Fundraising and Mission Development Services

Capital & Endowment Campaigns

Capital Campaign Readiness Study | Capital Campaign Feasibility Study

Assessing your organization’s readiness prior to launching a capital fundraising effort is the most important planning step for campaign success.

 

The Capital Campaign Readiness process helps identify campaign leadership, the availability of the large contributions needed for success, and community reaction to the need for the fundraising effort as described in the campaign case for support that we will work with you to draft. The end results are an achievable campaign goal, a campaign structure, an implementation timeline, campaign materials and strategies to secure the largest campaign commitments.

Campaign Capital Management

Campaign counsel is an important support to your staff and volunteers, providing advice, guidance, structure and encouragement throughout the campaign. Arthur Alley consultants guide your team in integrating campaign work with ongoing development or advancement efforts, alongside your mission-based programming.

 

Arthur Alley consultants provide the leadership, training, and accountability necessary for campaign success.

Endowment Campaigns

Endowment funds ensure long-term sustainability.A variety of fundraising vehicles can be used to create and increase your endowment.A concerted effort and specific focus on building your endowment communicates your organization’s intent to be around for the long haul.

 

Arthur Alley consultants bring technical expertise in a range of giving methods, current best practices, and a proactive approach to identifying and implementing the strategies your organization needs for a successful endowment campaign.

Prospect Identification

We know that donors give based on their linkage to an organization, their interest in a cause or programs, and their financial ability to give.Prospect identification allows you to focus your development/fundraising efforts for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Regardless of the campaign type, prospect identification is vital for success.Arthur Alley can guide your organization through this process using a variety of methods and tools relevant for your organizational capacity.

Mission Planning Study | Community Needs Assessment

Your organization’s mission guides your work. Arthur Alley’s Mission Planning process identifies un-met and under-met needs in your organization’s service area and suggests how best for you to address those needs within the parameters of your mission.

 

Our Mission Planning yields recommended strategies and serves as a roadmap for the future. It sets a strong foundation upon which to build a strategic plan and a philanthropic case for support.

 

Strategic Planning

Does your organization need a plan for the future?  Perhaps you have identified strategic goals going forward but have no solid plan to achieve them? Strategic planning is the answer. Arthur Alley will lead a thoughtful assessment to align goals with organizational values and capacity to create a solid plan of action.

 

Arthur Alley works hand in hand with your staff leadership and board, facilitating and guiding your process.  Our approach results not only in a realistic, time-bound plan of action supported by SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) Goals that ensure implementation, but in improved communication and working relationships and increased commitment to your cause as well.

 

Case Statements

“Case Statement” is just another term for your organization’s story.All communications, regardless of the platform (print, digital, etc.), are guided by the case statement.Specific case statements can be developed for specific projects, special fundraising efforts for capital improvement/expansion, program additions or endowment.Arthur Alley works with your organization to perform research, gather information, and write a clear case statement.We then bring in our graphic designer to create a product you’ll be proud to share with your supporters and prospective donors.

 
 

Annual Fundraising

 

Annual Fund Planning and Management

Your ongoing development and fundraising efforts - your annual fundraising goals - secure necessary operational support for programs and services. Your annual fund also serves as a way to engage volunteers, current donors, as well as new prospects in increasingly significant ways.

 

Arthur Alley will assess your current annual fund operations and suggest strategies for increased success. Our annual fund services include strategy planning, implementation, writing and design of case materials, staff and volunteer training, and coaching.

 

Major Gifts

Securing major gifts requires a highly personalized donor approach.Arthur Alley works with you to create and manage major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, identify prospects, and prepare meaningful and individualized cases for philanthropic support.

 

Whether it’s planning an approach to a specific donor, developing an effective proposal, or helping create strong stewardship plans, Arthur Alley will empower and equip you to build a strong Major Gifts program.

 

 

Grant Proposals

Do you need help identifying relevant grant prospects? Are you aware of grant opportunities but lack the internal capacity to prepare and present the proposal?With experience in grantwriting for both foundation and government sources of funding, the Arthur Alley team can work with you to gather needed information and craft a winning grant request.

 

If you already have the research and writing capabilities in-house, consider our proposal review services.Arthur Alley will read your proposal with a critical eye to ensure all requirements are met and make recommendations for edits to position your proposal for success.

 

Case Statements

“Case Statement” is just another term for your organization’s story.All communications, regardless of the platform (print, digital, etc.), are guided by the case statement.Specific case statements can be developed for specific projects, special fundraising efforts for capital improvement/expansion, program additions or endowment.Arthur Alley works with your organization to perform research, gather information, and write a clear case statement.We then bring in our graphic designer to create a product you’ll be proud to share with your supporters and prospective donors.

Prospect Identification

We know that donors give based on their linkage to an organization, their interest in a cause or programs, and their financial ability to give.Prospect identification allows you to focus your development/fundraising efforts for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Regardless of the campaign type, prospect identification is vital for success.Arthur Alley can guide your organization through this process using a variety of methods and tools relevant for your organizational capacity.

Coaching

Arthur Alley’s coaching services will help you identify your goals and guide you through the steps to achieve them.We act as a sounding board for your ideas and offer direction and encouragement.Our proven expertise will help you exceed expectations by providing accountability.

 

Perfect for individuals or small teams, coaching can be done in-person or virtually.Whether it’s a 90-day jump start or an ongoing partnership, Arthur Alley coaching will empower you, your staff and your board to achieve the positive results you didn’t know were possible.

 

 

Mission Development

Mission Planning Study | Community Needs Assessment

Your organization’s mission guides your work. Arthur Alley’s Mission Planning process identifies un-met and under-met needs in your organization’s service area and suggests how best for you to address those needs within the parameters of your mission.

 

Our Mission Planning yields recommended strategies and serves as a roadmap for the future. It sets a strong foundation upon which to build a strategic plan and a philanthropic case for support.

 

Strategic Planning

Does your organization need a plan for the future?  Perhaps you have identified strategic goals going forward but have no solid plan to achieve them? Strategic planning is the answer. Arthur Alley will lead a thoughtful assessment to align goals with organizational values and capacity to create a solid plan of action.

 

Arthur Alley works hand in hand with your staff leadership and board, facilitating and guiding your process.  Our approach results not only in a realistic, time-bound plan of action supported by SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) Goals that ensure implementation, but in improved communication and working relationships and increased commitment to your cause as well.

Development Audit

A development audit is not a financial audit - it is an objective review of your organization’s development/fundraising process from top to bottom. There is always room for improvement. A development audit identifies areas where improvement or change can yield better results. To this end, the development audit provides strategies and processes to accomplish your organization's goals and further your mission.

 

Thrift Store Services

Thrift stores can be a reliable revenue stream and a valuable source of earned income for your organization.  Whether you are considering opening a store or looking to make your current store more profitable, Arthur Alley’s thrift store services can help.

 

Optimal store operations rely on people, product, process and presentation.  Through examination of internal operations and external opportunities , allow Arthur Alley to identify and assess the factors necessary for an increased return on investment and optimal store performance.  Arthur Alley’s thrift store services lead to more net revenue.

 

Leadership Development

 

 

Board Engagement

Your volunteer leaders can add significant credibility, heighten awareness of your organization in the community, and increase fundraising capacity when they are engaged in meaningful ways.

 

Arthur Alley will provide the guidance and training to help volunteer leadership understand their functions and responsibilities, and to carry them out effectively and with enthusiasm.

Workshops

Professional development gained through trainings and workshops leads to better results for your organization and a more satisfied team of staff and volunteers.

 

Arthur Alley presents seminars and workshops on a variety of fundraising and mission development topics. Whether a private webinar, on-site presentation to your team, or a ballroom full of people, Arthur Alley will make sure your attendees leave with new ideas, helpful reminders, and clear action steps.

 

 

Talent Management

Effective non-profit organizations rely on a solid infrastructure of talent, both paid and volunteer.  Strong talent, along with strategies to manage and constantly develop that talent, moves your mission forward.

 

Recruitment, onboarding, goal setting, effective performance evaluations, organizational culture, leadership development and training are all key components of creating – and retaining – a high impact staff.  Arthur Alley consultants will work with you to develop and implement a plan to attract, grow, and keep high-achieving staff and volunteers.

Coaching

Arthur Alley’s coaching services will help you identify your goals and guide you through the steps to achieve them.We act as a sounding board for your ideas and offer direction and encouragement.Our proven expertise will help you exceed expectations by providing accountability.

 

Perfect for individuals or small teams, coaching can be done in-person or virtually.Whether it’s a 90-day jump start or an ongoing partnership, Arthur Alley coaching will empower you, your staff and your board to achieve the positive results you didn’t know were possible.