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.