Fundraising Services

Fundraising can be a daunting task for many nonprofits, but our team of experienced professionals is available to help your organization secure the funding you need. 

We have successfully raised funds for programming, expansion, brick-and-mortar, and more. Our approach to fundraising utilizes a strong rational appeal, positioning your organization as an investable community asset providing real benefits, impacts, value, and return-on-investment (ROI). Whether your organization is looking for full-time campaign counsel or one of our innovative funding tools to supplement your own efforts, our nonprofit Fundraising Services will help get your requests to the front of the funding line.

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

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.

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.

NOT QUITE READY FOR A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN?

Why do some nonprofit fundraising campaigns consistently exceed their goals? We found the answer to this important question looking back at over 25 years of fundraising experience and hundreds of campaigns we’ve managed. The organizations that were successful all had what we term Asking Rights™, which incorporates three things: Credibility, Fundraising Skills, and Outcomes.

When nonprofits begin a fundraising campaign too soon, without having first earned Asking Rights, they may end up leaving money on the table by not knowing who to ask, how much to ask for, or how to make the ask. On the other hand, waiting too long to initiate a major fundraising effort can have you missing out on valuable opportunities as well. Our Asking Rights services can help you assess your organization, learn to monetize your outcomes, and plan next steps so your nonprofit can reach funding sustainability and exceed your fundraising goals in the future.

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. Convergent 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.

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.

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Positioning, donor base review, communications audit and a strong case for investment -- all are crucial elements to running a successful annual campaign. Our team of experts analyzes and improves internal and external processes to help our clients go and grow!

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READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR FUNDRAISING?

LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

In every community, nonprofit organizations compete for the same narrow pool of supporters.

Many organizations struggle to stand out and make their cause the most compelling a funder will hear. 

Our Campaign Consultants approach fundraising differently—translating what you do into what funders will invest in.

It’s a powerful appeal informed by years of research and dedicated nonprofit consulting experience.