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Frequently Asked...

Do you work with all nonprofits of all shapes and sizes?

Absolutely, and our sweet spot is small and medium-sized nonprofits. Brand new ones too. See our client list and read our testimonials.

Will you cultivate & solicit my donors for me?

Your donors want to connect with you and your team, not a temporary consultant, and prioritizing these relationships will deliver you the best results. We will guide, teach and partner with you, your staff and your leadership team to improve your cultivation and stewardship skills so that “the ask” is a natural outcome of your efforts. Our objective is to increase organizational confidence in both the art and science of fundraising in a sustainable way so that you are successful long after Donor Boom is gone.

I see your firm is led by a CFRE. What does that mean?

CFRE stands for Certified Fundraising Executive. It is the only accredited certification that exists in the nonprofit fundraising sector and is recognized globally. You must pass an exam and have several years of fundraising experience and professional development that validates your expertise in ethical philanthropic fundraising. 

Can you guarantee that we’ll raise a certain amount of money?

Unfortunately, no. Success in fundraising is dependent on many factors -- both internal and external -- that look different inside each organization. What Donor Boom can guarantee is that you will get our full attention, passion for your project, our best ideas and the benefit of first-hand experience raising millions of dollars. 

Can you be my event planner?

Before you pick your caterer, we'd like to recommend an injection of fundraising strategy to max out your ROI. These events are a lot of work and they should be working on all fronts for you. We can put together a great execution plan along with technology platform recommendations (for in person and virtual events). We are also happy to make an introduction to one of DB's trusted event planners who can help you with the details. (e.g. caterers, venue details, etc.)

Are you a grant writer?

YES! Grants are an important part of the fundraising mix and we have the formula for maximizing your chances of getting grant funding. It begins with evaluating and preparing your organization so you are optimally positioned to be selected by funders. We then do a thorough search, and present you with a list of grants that are the best fit for your nonprofit. Then we write the grant proposals. Investing in our process gives your organization the best and most efficient chance of success. Donor Boom knows its clients don't want to apply for grants....they want to win them!

 

Can I pay you on commission?  

Nope. Taking a percentage of the money a consultant helps raise is against the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Code of Ethics. Like all AFP members, we promise to put philanthropic mission above personal gain. Donor Boom charges project-based flat fees or hourly fees with clear objectives, timelines and deliverables.

Can you write my fundraising appeal for me?

Yes, Donor Boom loves this kind of work. There is no better way to get your strategic fundraising plan off the ground than to make your solicitation toolkit come to life in perfect alignment with your new growth strategy

Additional questions? Let's talk!

"There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

Edith Wharton

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