POsition yourself for growth

Work with Wingo’s team of seasoned fundraising and design professionals to position yourself for growth, and maybe even much-needed change.

If you are a small organization with few or no fundraising staff, or a large organization looking to launch an individual or major donor fundraising program, the Wingo team can step in and work with your staff, board and donors to make this goal a reality. 

Our staff will take you through a 6-month program that will get your organization up to speed with best practices in fundraising; provide you with a beautiful new toolkit of case materials; give you the confidence and skills to tackle personal and organizational barriers to fundraising, including your board; and help you create and launch a major donor campaign that’s right for your organization.

Our six-month, hands-on intervention has clear deliverables, giving you the tools you need to launch a successful individual fundraising program with an emphasis on major gifts acquisition.  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • An annual fundraising and donor communications timeline

  • Annual gift clubs with benefits for giving at all levels

  • A branded major donor campaign with its own name and logo

  • A screened and rated donor list with next steps for the biggest donors

  • Prospect research to identify additional donors

  • Prospect bios

  • Solicitation and meeting request letter templates

  • Coaching and training on face-to-face solicitation for board and staff

  • Strategy around face-to-face visits with major donors

  • A donor acknowledgment grid

  • A new thank you letter template

  • Effective strategies and tools for engaging board members in fundraising

  • Advice and direction about maximizing social media and online fundraising opportunities

  • Concrete recommendations for enhancing the fundraising potential of your website

  • A beautifully-produced donor cultivation event to launch your major gift campaign

  • And a host of case materials that we will write and design, including:

    • Named Giving and Sponsorship Opportunities for annual gifts

    • Donor Q&A, outlining the most challenging questions donors ask when being solicited, and the answers

    • Organizational Overview

    • Other pertinent one-pagers to fully tell your story through words and images

    • Donor pledge form with benefits for giving at all levels

    • Planned Giving pledge form

    • House party kit

We will meet with you weekly to get the work done and provide development therapy. We will also attend board and development committee meetings to inspire the troops and get everyone on the same page.

The cost of the six-month engagement averages $42,000, depending on the scope of the work, which can also include add-ons, such as:

  • Producing small and large special events

  • Implementing a message development or feasibility study

  • Writing and designing annual reports and newsletters

  • Conceptualizing and launching year-end giving or membership campaigns

  • Researching and identifying prospective foundation and/or corporate donors

  • Drafting a Letter of Intent/Letter proposal

  • Creating corporate campaign case materials

  • Providing interim development support

  • Social media campaigns

  • Hiring development staff

  • Producing videos

  • Designing website

Contact Doug Wingo at doug@wingo.nyc or Christa Orth at christa@wingo.nyc to find out more about the Wingo Intervention, or to discuss what else we can do for you. Or fill out the info below.

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