It's not just about fundraising any more.

The nonprofit world is profoundly different than even a few years ago.  More organizations than ever compete for the philanthropic dollar, with twenty to thirty thousand new nonprofits started each year.  Many important institutions in our culture—libraries, park systems, public schools—have entered the charitable world as well, relying on donations for a significant percentage of revenue.  

After a few rough years, the world seems on the way to regaining its balance, and most nonprofits are stabilizing as well.  Nonetheless, many of the small businesses and middle-income people who are the core supporters of most local nonprofits continue to struggle.  At the same time, as a result of both generational and technological shifts, we find ourselves rethinking how we communicate with our supporters, and how we expect them to give.

So business as usual is simply not an option. Organizational leaders are asking questions both philosophical and tactical:  Is our mission still relevant? How can we be more effective? Is the community aware of our work? Do we have the right board? How can we attract new supporters? Do we have untapped potential?  Are we ready for the future?

Chanticleer is here to guide nonprofit leaders through these challenging times.  With consultants who are both experienced and innovative, we can offer a wide range of services to meet a wide range of needs.  Like traditional fundraising consulting firms, Chanticleer has deep expertise in capital campaigns, feasibility studies, major and planned gifts, and annual fund.  Our view, however, is that successful fundraising is not an end in itself, but an organic product of a healthy organization. A nonprofit with a sound mission, sound programs, sound governance and sound communications will be financially successful.  Chanticleer is here to get you there. 

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Chanticleer principals John Olberding and Lisa Williams assembled experts from across the nonprofit world for this insightful look at present and future trends.  
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Nonprofit managers throughout the world learn from Chanticleer's Lisa Barnwell Williams, who regularly offers online courses in Fundraising, Financial Management, Strategic Planning and Board Development through the University of Massachusetts' Arts Extension Service.  Courses can be taken for academic credit, and the program offers Professional and Leadership Certificates.  Learn more here.
A lifetime of achievement!  

The Association of
Fundraising Professionals 
Cincinnati Chapter has 
recognized Chanticleer's 
John Olberding as the 2022 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.  A tribute to his long career, his expertise, and his influence on our field's ethical and altruistic grounding, the award is also a reflection of the enormous respect and affection John has earned from colleagues.  Read more about the award and John's deep roots in philanthropy here.