To help your organization, our experts:

Planning Services

The Annual Development Plan is organized by method, with financial goals for on-line gifts, direct mail, special events, virtual events, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, donor advised funds, major gifts, capital gifts endowment gifts and planned gifts. Our review of previous fundraising results, fundraising staffing, gift policies, volunteer and board engagement, and acknowledgement processes is efficient and confidential. The result is a realistic Annual Development Plan ready for implementation.

Annual Giving

Danforth designs the strategy, writing, design, data, printing and mailing of annual giving solicitation programs. Facilitation of on-site and on-line multi-channel fundraising materials, including response vehicles are provided with narrative, scripts, and training for staff and board.

Interim Development Director Services

For organizations in the process of recruiting fundraising staff, we provide C-suite level donor and alumni relations, annual giving, foundation and corporate grant proposal writing, grant reporting, individual gift proposals, thank you and acknowledgment administration, gift agreement administration, maintenance of key relationships, cultivation and solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors, and staffing for select special events.

Campaign Services

Engaging donors and voluntary leaders in the planning of major, capital, endowment and comprehensive campaigns is a signature service. Our Campaign planning and assessment processes combine thoughtful engagement of volunteers and donors along with internal staffing and data analysis. Our goal is to determine the most effective strategies to increase gift income from individuals, foundations, and corporations during the Campaign.

We integrate primary research data regarding donor motivation to streamline and supercharge the Campaign work, leading to earlier leadership gifts, and faster results.

Our services inspire and challenge nonprofit organizations with the advice, tools and training to achieve the financial goal.

Campaign Management

Working side-by-side with staff and volunteer teams, together we achieve superior results. We provide leadership recruitment, solicitation training, grant seeking and proposal writing, data management and data analysis, gift policy development, named funds and acknowledgement and stewardship.

Major Gifts

We design cultivation and solicitation strategies to attract and retain major gift donors, with a focus on creativity and customization. We provide prospect research services, principal gift agreements, acknowledgement programs and policies.

Danforth Development is a fundraising consulting firm founded in 2001. Specializing in planning, annual giving, major gift program development, interim director services, capital campaign assessments and management, planned giving program development, and principal gift acknowledgement and stewardship programs.

Please contact us to learn more about our customized approach.