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Fundraising Coaching

Support for fundraising executives, CEOs, and those new to fundraising. Strategy development and guidance via short term engagements or ongoing support.

Board Engagement

Unleash your board’s potential. Build their fundraising confidence. Create personalized strategies for engagement that leverage their strengths and relationships.

FUNdU

Increase your professional skills with online learning and design labs. Apply what you learn with workbooks and tools. Add more support with a personal review of your work.

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.

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
September 19, 2023

$125 million HBCU and Community Game Changer

We highlight and salute Miles College for announcing the public phase of their fundraising campaign. The funds raised will support expanding campus facilities and encourage further investment in the school's…
FUNdraising Good Times
September 12, 2023

Estate plan?!?! I’m still paying off my student loans!

Whether you're new to nonprofit fundraising or a tenured professional, we will all leave the earth one day. When the questions 'What will I leave behind and to whom?' arise,…
FUNdraising Good Times
September 6, 2023

What makes an ideal fundraising leader?

Choosing the right fundraising professional is an important investment in your organization's future. Besides having fundraising experience, what are the makings of a person that will lead your nonprofit to…
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