Fundraising and Development
A billion here and a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money. 
Everett Dirksen
, American politician


If nature abhors a vacuum, development officers abhor unwritten checks.


So, strike a chord with current and future donors. Personal contact and cultivation coupled with fundraising materials that inform, enlighten and motivate make any fundraising effort go better.

 








Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow.
Thornton Wilder
, American author

A billion here and a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money.  
Everett Dirksen, American politician



Bob works with development directors and executives to help plan the campaign's particular style and appeal and then develop an approach to the materials and communications vehicles. Then, with artists and designers, writes and produces the finished pieces that make the best case for your organization.  Among the materials he produces:

 

  • Annual reports
  • Sponsor/Underwriter Cultivation
  • Case statements
  • Campaign newsletters in print and on the web
  • Executive appeal letters
  • Brochures
  • Booklets
  • Special appeals & direct mailings
 
For a look at some recent fundraising and development materials, click on the images to the right.  And when you contact Bob, ask him for additional examples and samples.

Plus, publicity and visibility in the news media go a long way in supporting a fundraising campaign or special event. See Bob's Press Release Gallery here. And his News and PR page here.


Other projects include...


  • It Takes a Board, a history of the Monroe Community College Foundation and the role of its board of directors (with Brenda Babitz, MCC Foundation president emeritus)
  • Slide show for the SUNY Brockport Foundation encouraging local merchants to fund scholarships 
  • Annual donor appeals, newsletters and corporate appeals for Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Case statement and campaign newsletters for an area congregation
  • Materials for a year-long development effort for the Epilepsy Foundation: annual and special appeals, special events, donor recognition.  Click here for Epilepsy Foundation case study
Some fundraising publications...
CURE Dance promo flyer
CURE Dance sponsorship flyer
CURE Dance auction solicitation flyer
Epilepsy Foundation AR
Chocolate Ball sponsor solicitation piece