Fundraising Services

Services: Changing Paradigms

Change Your Thinking

Is your nonprofit stuck relying on traditional, emotional funding appeals? Are you looking for a better approach? Today's funders are more savvy than ever and the most successful nonprofits are those that can effectively appeal to the motivations of their investors. <a>Convergent</a> offers a variety of workshops and developmental services to help your staff and board better understand what today's funders are looking for and how to effectively communicate your value to increase your funding potential.

Services: Before you Ask

Before You Ask

Before you ask for substantial dollars, you need to lay a strong foundation for support. Does your organization have the necessary Credibility within the community? Are your Outcomes valuable to potential funders? We offer a variety of hands-on and supportive services to help you develop a strong (and fundable!) program of work and ensure your organization is positioned for success.

Services: Feasibility

Feasibility Studies

Face-to-face meetings with potential funders are a critical first step in a successful capital campaign. Our feasibility study process positions clients' fundraising programs for success and provides a wealth of valuable information to help guide other crucial organizational decisions.

Services: Capital Campaigns

Capital Campaigns

``Capital campaigns`` do not necessarily mean ``bricks and mortar.`` A capital campaign is a perfect vehicle for any major fundraising initiative to secure new and/or increased funding for specific programs, projects, or special initiatives. Our approach positions you as a valuable community asset. Our team of fundraising experts manage all of the day-to-day details and actually ``makes the ask`` for funding, ensuring you cross the finish line on time and under budget.

Our entire experience working with Convergent has been positive. They provided us with outstanding support. I would give anyone an unqualified recommendation to hire Convergent.

Lee Logan, Board Member
Freshwater Coast Community Foundation, SC

Early in our feasibility study it became apparent we lacked the Asking Rights™ necessary to conduct a capital campaign. As a result, Convergent’s knowledgeable consultants prepared an extensive plan of action that is a road map for growing our awareness and philanthropy. A successful capital campaign will be possible in the near future. Their entrepreneurial approach will definitely get you where you want to go.

Jeff Taylor, CEO
Oakhurst Medical Center, GA

The benefit provided by Convergent went beyond the actual fundraising campaign. The takeaways they provided on how and why to cultivate healthy investor relationships was invaluable.

Beth Hannam, Executive Director
Sandusky County EDC, OH

I have hired Convergent twice and both times they have delivered energetic and successful capital campaigns. They are proven professionals who bring a disciplined and fun approach to raising money. Every community is different, but Convergent’s experience results in the same goal we all share – campaign victory!

Heather Simmons Jones, CEO
Greenwood Partnership Alliance, SC

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We’ve done three campaigns in the past and have always fallen a bit short of goal. Thanks to Convergent’s help, this campaign has exceeded goal for the first time in our organization’s history.

Zach Buckner, VP of Development & Communications
Highlands Economic Partnership (TN)

The Organizational Assessment and Growth Strategy Planning performed by Convergent helped us refine our messaging, develop a replicable Continuum of Care program, and identify key strategic partnership opportunities. It’s been a very exciting time for us!

Jill Cohen, Executive Director
The Lifeboat Project (FL)

We have benefited from the Convergent team’s extensive experience and knowledge about targeted fundraising. We are embarking on a Major Gifts campaign around workforce training with laser sharp messaging about the ROI for business and industry.

Dr. Edna Baehre-Kolovani, President
Tidewater Community College (VA)