Capital Campaign Counsel for Nonprofits and Institutions

As a capital campaign consulting firm, we see ourselves as your partner on the campaign team. Our fundraising consultants advise on your plan for the overall campaign and strategies for individual prospects. 

Every choice made along the campaign route impacts the outcome, and we use the experience we have gained from working with more than 2,000 nonprofits to ensure that those decisions positively impact your campaign’s success. We are proactive to help guide you through the campaign, rather than being a “Monday morning quarterback” who critiques your decisions after they have been made.

At Alexander Haas, we understand that developing the campaign plan is only the beginning of the challenge. Successful campaigns depend on executing the plan, monitoring progress and the situation carefully and making the right adjustments to maintain momentum and keep the campaign on course. 

We also understand the importance of executing the campaign in a manner that does not jeopardize, undermine or disrupt ongoing your nonprofit’s annual fundraising programs.

What Separates Us From Other Capital Campaign Consulting Firms

We separate ourselves from other capital campaign consulting companies through our unique and customized approach for all clients. We understand that no two organizations — no matter how similar — are exactly alike. There are unique strengths, challenges and histories that all influence the campaign. 

Our job, as counsel, is to develop and execute a campaign strategy that takes all of these factors into account in order to capitalize on the strengths and mitigate the challenges. We have a wealth of experience, having worked on campaigns with goals from $1 million to more than $1 billion, and a great many tools at our disposal, but a “cookie-cutter” is not one of them.

We also believe that campaign success is defined by what happens after the campaign is over: fundraising programs are more robust, annual giving has reached a higher level, the staff is better trained, and — most importantly — leadership understands that fundraising is an ongoing, organization-wide investment.

Custom Capital Campaign Consulting Services

No two organizations are exactly alike, so to provide you with the level of service required for YOUR success, Alexander Haas offers a range of Campaign Consulting Services customized to your unique needs and to maximize your success, which can include:

  • Working with you to help identify campaign volunteer leadership, including Campaign Chair and Campaign Committee members and developing a strategy for who should be recruited and by whom, when, and how.
  • Helping design and develop a campaign plan and budget. The plan will include the strategy, sequencing schedule, range-of-gifts table, organizational chart, job descriptions, budget for the campaign, etc.
  • Assisting in developing individual cultivation and solicitation strategies for all prospective major donors to the campaign.
  • Helping refine and position your donor recognition and giving opportunities.
  • Educating and helping motivate your leadership to contribute, solicit for, and market the campaign. Alexander Haas will provide the volunteers and staff with training and information needed to solicit gifts personally and effectively.
  • Providing necessary direction, guidance, and counsel for campaign leadership, volunteers, and staff. This includes attendance at Campaign Committee meetings, strategy meetings with staff and volunteers, and ongoing availability in person, by phone, fax, and email.
  • Assessing giving patterns to help identify the best prospects.
  • Developing campaign accounting policies, donor recognition policies and gift agreements that are in line with the current best practices in the sector.
  • Providing guidance on establishing and maintaining a program to evaluate and monitor the cultivation and solicitation of your prospects. This will include tracking the status of all solicitations, assignments, results, and development of report procedures to be used at all staff and volunteer levels.
  • Helping organize your campaign to keep the campaign moving.
  • Ensuring that the campaign is integrated and complementary with all ongoing fundraising activities and programs.
  • Assisting in planning campaign meetings by working with the campaign staff and volunteers to prepare agendas and support materials. This ensures that the meetings are conducted effectively and efficiently.
  • Providing assistance in letter writing, agenda planning, drafting of correspondence, acknowledgment of pledges and gifts, telephone follow-up with volunteers, and other day-to-day management duties.
  • Preparing and helping implement a communications strategy.
  • Helping develop the case for support, campaign materials, theme, logo, video, etc.
  • Assisting in writing corporate, foundation, and individual requests and proposals and developing written “strategy memos” and talking points for solicitations. 
  • Providing counsel on other issues that arise during the campaign.

How Can Our Fundraising Consultants Help You?

Contact Alexander Haas today to learn how we can help your organization meets its fundraising and capital goals.