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How We Work

We urge clients to ask the hard questions necessary to honestly assess their own strengths and weaknesses. It is not always comfortable, but it always rewarding and with Saad&Shaw guiding the way, you don’t have to go through it alone. We are there with you, sharing the challenge and celebrating the joy in your journey of self-discovery.

Mel and Pearl Shaw

Founders of Saad&Shaw. Creative strategists, researchers, coaches, and campaign designers with decades of experience.

Bob Poole

Bob Poole

Higher education fund development, with expertise in corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, major gifts, and alumni giving.

Lewis Rambo

Lewis Rambo, Ph.D.

Specializing in strategic planning and organizational change.

Barbara Owens

Barbara Owens

Successfully completing resource development campaigns in higher education and nonprofit environments.

Saad&Shaw clients come from all parts of the U.S. and beyond.

Prerequisites for Fundraising Success

Prerequisites for Fundraising Success

Prerequisites for Fundraising Success walks you through the steps for planning, launching, and maintaining successful fundraising programs.

The Fundraiser’s Guide for Soliciting Gifts

The Fundraiser’s Guide for Soliciting Gifts

The Fundraiser’s Guide for Soliciting Gifts is written for those asked to raise money for a non-profit, college, hospital or church. Showing you how to proceed and help you prepare volunteers and staff to solicit gifts?

The Grand Experiment by Saad&Shaw

Case Study: The Grand Experiment

The Grand Experiment reveals the impact that a micro-consulting program can have with just five to 20 hours of non-monetary technical assistance. This book documents the process of selecting and advising the recipient nonprofits, the immediate and projected outcomes, and lessons learned. The payoff? More than $1.5 million in grants and in-kind resources to date!

FUNdraising Good Times Classics

We’ve compiled a collection of our best strategies for fundraising professionals, volunteers, and nonprofit leaders. Whether you’re just starting out, or want to take your fundraising to the next level, FUNdraising Good Times Classics, Volume 1 provides concise, powerful advice and inspiration.

start small plan big

Start small… Plan BIG

Begin your fundraising with counselOnDEMAND – an affordable service provided by Saad&Shaw.

Pearl Shaw

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in Fundraising

Pearl Shaw

New Orleans Office Opens

Melvin and Pearl Shaw announce the opening of the Saad&Shaw Comprehensive Fund Development Services Office in New Orleans. Please call for more information.

Ocean City Jazz Festival

Save the Date

Don't miss the 10th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival being held on July 4 - 6, 2019.