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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.


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.


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.


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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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 


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.”


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
April 9, 2024

How much did you raise?

Nonprofit leaders, have you judged fundraising professionals based on how much money was raised? We encourage you to think about fundraising as a team effort!
FUNdraising Good Times
March 19, 2024

Don’t Take Our Advice

Lighten the load of being a nonprofit decision-maker by welcoming the wisdom of other perspectives ... try it for yourself!
Food for thoughtFor Your Consideration
March 12, 2024

There’s Always Something You Can Do

Are you doing everything right with your fundraising campaign and still not making progress towards your goal? Check out these 12 action items!

Our Offer to You

Download our FREE Fundraising Assessment Tool: Prerequisites for FUNdraising Success. With a successful track record of over 20 years of fundraising and consulting, we have the tools, knowledge, and experience to help you and your organization succeed. As a bonus, you will receive our monthly Fundraising Good Times Digest.