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The Growth Potential Study for Fundraising... GPS© - Fundraising flourishes when a powerful case for support is presented by committed, well informed leaders to prospects with the capacity and the will to make a difference. The Growth Potential Study (GPS) is the first step in effective fundraising planning. The study identifies opportunities for growth and the impediments. Key elements of the study are a five year fundraising history, in depth interviews with staff and volunteers, and a detailed review of the organization’s communications programs. It focuses on five key areas: Case, Performance, Leadership, Prospects and Plan.

Campaign Planning Studies
We offer a unique approach to the study process to determine the feasibility of your prospective fund-raising campaign.

Capital Campaign Management – both periodic and full time on-site counsel

Major Gift Program Development -
Developing a major gift program and building a culture of philanthropy are key to fundraising success. Drawing on over 25 years of experience in the industry Michael Farrell developed a program designed to do just that. “Micro Campaigning…Seven Points of Contact”, has struck a chord in the industry. The program is field tested and quite simply works. 

Solicitation Training - Philanthropy Coach & Counsel Principal, Michael Farrell has developed effective training modules for boards all accross the country. His workshops are lively, engaging and effective.  

Strategic Planning
 The Philanthropy Coach & Counsel strategic planning process focuses on defining success for the organization and aligning structure and process to set a course to achieve success. Planning assumptions include the notion of a Volunteer Led and Staff Driven organization and a willingness of both staff and volunteers to accept activity based metrics to measure future performance. This success driven approach has proven to be a powerful tool to enable real organizational change.

Counsel to Philanthropists and Advisors
helping groups and individuals plan their philanthropy - private foundations, recognition and naming opportunities.