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Gayle Tissue Strategies

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Fundraising Consultation

Fundraising is challenging—every organization understands that but often lacks the tools and information necessary to maximize the opportunities.

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Major Gift Officer, Senior Leadership
and Board Member Mentoring 

Fundraising is most successful when it is person-to-person. 

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Identifying and Recruiting 

Nonprofit Board Members
Finding board members who can be engaged, fully participating and operating at effective capacity levels can be challenging—but it is essential to move the organization forward.

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Fundraising Consultation

Fundraising is challenging—every organization understands that but often lacks the tools and information necessary to maximize the opportunities. Key elements, including a strategic plan, full board involvement, case and urgent case statement, proper communication techniques, competent fundraising staff, supportive management, and adequate resources must all be in place. Questions emerge for which everyone might have an opinion, but more data is required:

  • How can we capture our true development/revenue potential?

  • Do we have the necessary elements of solid fundraising in place?

  • What do we do when key staff positions have not been filled?

  • Why won’t our program take off? What seems to be wrong?

  • Why can’t we keep our staff for a longer period?

  • How can we build stronger momentum?

 

Gayle Tissue Strategies can provide valuable, independent insight to answer these questions. With a proven track record and a history of outstanding fundraising success, the company recognizes that many issues contribute to growing the fundraising program or to hindering its growth. Gayle Tissue Strategies can provide valuable insights and powerful strategies for remedying these issues in an objective manner. 

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Major Gift Officer, Senior Leadership and Board Member Mentoring

Fundraising is most successful when it is person-to-person. All team members – board and staff – will be most effective when they are prepared to develop and nurture relationships that make an impact on the organization’s mission.

 

The following are a few key questions that can help in assessing how the team is growing relationships that drive major gifts for the organization:

  • Do team members understand the strategic actions behind the plan for meeting with prospective donors?

  • What is being discussed when members of the team visit donors?

  • Are events being held to promote relationships?

  • Are the gifts being targeted realistically? Could the gifts be larger? Should they be somewhat less?

  • How are team members sharing the information about what occurs during donor meetings with everyone?

  • How can you strengthen your approach?

 

Based on experience working with staff, board members and donors, Gayle Tissue Strategies can help your organization streamline internal planning, coordination and communication. Gayle and her team can provide hands-on assistance to bring genuine value to your organization’s fundraising for major and principal gifts. The results will be twofold: 1) ensure that your organization is as strong as it can be from an internal leadership perspective; and 2) improve your organization’s revenues.

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Identifying and Recruiting Nonprofit
Board Members

Finding board members who can be engaged, fully participating and operating at effective capacity levels can be challenging—but it is essential to move the organization forward. Many board members complain that their talents are not tapped to help the organization. In other cases, board members are very well-intentioned and joined the board to make an impact on an organization that they care about—but, without orientation, those good intentions may not translate to being an effective board member.

 

  • How do you set board expectations? 

  • How do you improve board effectiveness? 

  • How do you structure a board orientation? 

  • Making the most out of board meetings—how is it done?

  • What about committees—what are the expectations?

  • How do staff and leadership interact with the board?                 

 

A great deal of work can be done by volunteers and board members to extend the reach of the fundraising team. But to do so, the organization must be structured to offer the opportunity and operationalize it. Gayle Tissue Strategies can offer suggestions for maximizing current board structure, working together with individual board members and working effectively with staff and leadership. In a world of limited resources, organization leaders need to work together, and everyone needs to be all-in to ensure impact. 

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