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FUNDRAISING COUNSEL 

Who We Are

Saad&Shaw assesses, designs, builds, and supports fund development programs. We create multi-year, customized fundraising plans to guide and coordinate your fundraising activities and strategies. Let us help you assess your fundraising, engage your board, tell your story, and sustain diverse teams.

LET US HELP  YOU BUILD YOUR FUNDRAISING CAPACITY

Fundraising is really a Core Aspect of a Nonprofit Organization’s Business.

Thinking of a nonprofit organization as a business can sometimes feel uncomfortable, but our experience has shown that it is critical. And it doesn’t mean “putting profit before people.” It means focusing on the fact that your organization needs a specific amount of money to deliver on its mission. It means moving beyond doing as much as you can with what you have. It means allocating time, money, and strategic thinking to fund development and fundraising.  ……

When nonprofits reach out to us, they often have questions and don’t know who to turn to for solid advice.

  • How can I raise more money?

  • Why isn’t my board engaged in fundraising?

  • Is this the right time to raise money?

  • How much do you think I can raise?

  • Help! My board wants to launch a big campaign.

YOUR FUNDRAISING GOALS BROUGHT TO LIFE

We Focus on Improving Your Fundraising

  • Coaching you through the fundraising process and helping you make the connections you need to grow your organization.
  • Guiding you on how to establish a successful board or governing body responsible for maintaining organizational strategies.
  • Creating key strategies tailored to support your organizational growth, success, and sustainability. 
  • Assessing your current fundraising goals, capacity, infrastructure, and leadership. 

A Few of Our Clients

Our Services

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counselOnDemand

On-call fundraising expertise to build your infrastructure

Case for Support

A document to support your fundraising initiative

Feasibility Study

Research, assessment, and feasibility interviews

Fundraising Plan

We will create a multi-year, customized fundraising plan 

counselCARE

We’ll guide your annual fundraising plan

Strategic Directions

We’ll test the financial viability of your strategic plan 

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Case Studies

See how Saad&Shaw Brings Your Vision to Life

We offer a depth of knowledge and experience, and a breadth of service unparalleled in the industry.

ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

When this national organization wanted to embark on their first major fundraising campaign they connected with Saad&Shaw. Using our case for support and feasibility study services they learned that their supporters held a large vision for them. Based on the feasibility report they launched a $25million five-year campaign and ended the campaign early with $30million. The result: a stronger national organization prepared to support members and the field with tools, resources, and convenings that address the most pressing issues facing Black communities.

“The Shaws’ expertly guided us through every step of our first fundraising campaign. The level of education and coaching provided for myself as the CEO, senior staff, and the Board was instrumental to our success. I highly recommend Saad&Shaw to any organization aiming to build a fundraising culture.”

- SUSAN TAYLOR BATTEN

Blog Insights & News Updates

Check out insights from FUNdraising Good Times – the Saad&Shaw weekly blog. Here are a few features to get you started. Subscribe to receive weekly updates.

FUNdraising Good Times
June 11, 2024

Father’s Day Gift Challenge

Will your Father’s Day gift be a horrible tie? Consider donating to a nonprofit that supports fathers throughout the year!
FUNdraising Good Times
June 4, 2024

Budget Cutting Wisdom (Part Six)

In our final installation of our nonprofit budgeting series John Bazzanella, COO of Tennessee Nonprofit Network, shares key insights about revenue shortfalls.
FUNdraising Good Times
May 28, 2024

Nonprofit CEOs – Overcome the fear of asking

Fundraising is known for its abundance of disappointments and few successes. Don’t let that get you down. It’s just a fact of life. And you can overcome it. Let’s say…
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