Boost your database

Grow your organization with increased funders

With erratic federal and state funding, organizations are finding ways to generate their own funds. Wipfli’s proven team collaborates with nonprofit organizations like yours to provide new donor contacts and create a development plan to help improve your financial sustainability. Included with this service are:

  • Starting or enhancing your database with 1,000 new contacts who have an interest in your type of organization and have capacity and propensity to give.
  • Analyzing up to 500 of your current contacts (if applicable) for their interest, capacity and propensity to give.
  • Coming away with a mini development plan for those 1,000 new contacts and 500 current contacts.
  • Discussing the plan (two-hour phone meeting).

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Step 1 — Analyze and Prepare
Ensure your current donor experience is impactful, and be fundraising ready. We’ll walk you through:

  • Website and social media review (through the eyes of your donors).
  • Donor database software review/discussion.
  • Internal efficiency interviews.
  • Electronic donor/stakeholder survey .
  • Analysis of current donors, including information about capacity and propensity to give.
  • Fundraising policy and procedures review.
  • Suggestions on which donors to pursue and how to pursue them.
  • Board training and readiness assessment.

Step 2 — Grow

Help your organization grow by increasing community contacts and creating ambassadors for your organization. In Step 2, you get everything in Step 1 and:

  • Adding to your database new contacts who are interested in your cause and have capacity and propensity to donate to organizations.
  • Taking ambassador training and utilizing the tools.
  • Reviewing your branding blueprint.
  • Holding a prospective donor brainstorming workshop.
  • Requesting foundation grant suggestions.
  • Participating in the Making the Ask training.

Step 3 — Thrive

Establish a year-long development plan and ensure it is implemented. In Step 3, you get everything in Steps 1 and 2 and:

  • Input on your plan from your board and communication and development departments.
  • Implementation assistance. You remain the face of the organization while we implement behind-the-scenes (writing appeals, thank-yous and social media posts and organizing calls, presentations, etc.).
  • Message development based on brand blueprint.
  • Social media design and training, branded graphics, infographics and a sample three-month editorial calendar.

District 9 HRDC
Kristin Hamburg, Marketing and Development Director
"Appreciated the speaker, her ability to clearly articulate in a concise manner allowed her to cover a broad topic. Some of the take-aways were common sense, but it was nice to reinforce the info. Other times the topics discussed represented extremely valuable new insights for us to incorporate into our fundraising efforts."

Creating a Donor-Centric Culture

Having a strong donor-relation strategy improves the sustainability of your organization. How do you get everyone in your agency involved? Get started with two steps.