Meet Hannah Berger, Fitz’s Senior Consultant

Hannah Berger, M.P.A, began working with Fitz Nonprofit Consulting in the spring of 2016. Since then, she has become an invaluable member of the Fitz Team and my “partner-in-fundraising-crime”. Hannah’s specialty is as a philanthropy coach to nonprofit staff and board leaders. She pulls on her incredible experience and expertise in working with major donors…

Give Thanks!

It’s that time of year to Give Thanks to your donors! There are many ways to let your donors know how much you appreciate them. Here’s a great idea from Habitat for Humanity in Jackson, WY.

Celebration

The final phase of any capital campaign is the Celebration of meeting (or exceeding) the goal and recognizing all of those involved who made the campaign a success. The University of San Diego (USD) just finished an eight-year comprehensive campaign, Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, to raise a total of $300 million+. The comprehensive campaign raised…

Annual Fund Giving for Independent Schools

Fitz Nonprofit Consulting has been fortunate to work with over a dozen private and independent schools. One of the great challenges for these schools is fundraising. Parents of students are the no greater cause than investing in their child. However, engaging current parents as donors is a challenge. Why? Because they are already paying tuition…

Give Thanks!

“Donor stewardship is about elevating the donor experience.” I had a chance to sit down with Christina Todosow, Fitz’s ‘Of Counsel’ Consultant and Director of Stewardship at Rady Children’s Hospital, to talk about donor stewardship. Christina believe that donor stewardship is about elevating the donor experience through thoughtful opportunities and communications that recognize, inform, and…

Missing: Board Members.

How often have we been frustrated with our Board members for not making a Board meeting, showing up late to the meeting, or not being prepared for the meeting despite the fact that you sent them 10 documents to review ahead of time? I know I have. Repeatedly. Ahem! And then a couple months ago, I…

Sunset Concert & Cocktails

Join Fitz Nonprofit Consulting on Thursday evening for cocktails and light bites on the Leichtag Farmhouse patio followed by a musical concert in the outdoor auditorium. Thursday, June 26, 2018 5:30-6:15 p.m. – Reception 6:15-7:00 p.m. – Concert RSVP to ensure your drinks and nibbles. Benefits International Music Sessions. To receive your complimentary ticket, please…

Campaign Leadership

There are 4 elements to a successful campaign. For the overview of all 4 elements, check out my blog here. This blog will focus on the 4th element: Campaign Leadership. There are a number of leaders that you will need to successfully complete a capital campaign. Lead Donor Makes the lead gift to the campaign…

The “Magic” in Major Donor Fundraising

When I meet with potential clients, they often think I have a magic wand in my purse that I will wave all around their offices and things will magically change for the better. Like, new donors will instantly start giving or current donors will double their donations. Presto-chango! Instant increased fundraising!! What I have found…

Donor Research = Successful Solicitations

Meet Fitz Nonprofit Consulting‘s team member, Meghan Petyak, Fundraising & Donor Prospect Researcher. Ms. Petyak has nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. A member of the Fitz Team since 2017, she began her nonprofit career in fundraising research at the MET and went on to lead the prospect and donor research operations…

Social Enterprise for Nonprofits

the last decade, social enterprises – like Tom’s Shoes, One Hope Winery and FEED – have become a popular way of doing business successfully. The concept is simple: Make and sell a product whose sales will go directly to financially support and create visibility for a charitable cause. Given the success of social enterprises in…