FUNDRAISING COACHING

Skills development plus side-by-side support on critical projects.

Service Description

Gleason Dutkanych & Associates provides one-on-one coaching that can be customized for any member of your fundraising team, whether they are new to fundraising or are a seasoned professional who wants to refine their skills to take their results to the next level. We offer six-week and twelve-week coaching packages, as well as packages with customized timelines. We provide two types of coaching, Project-Based or Skills-Based. PROJECT-BASED COACHING: Let us take a deep dive into a specific project. Your coach will work side-by-side with you to successfully complete your task, whether that be co-writing a grant proposal, developing a new sponsorship package, or conducting prospect research for a campaign. Project support includes: • Development Plans • Grant Proposals • Sponsorship Packages • Annual Appeal Letters • Prospect Research SKILLS-BASED COACHING: Let us help you develop new skills in a specific area of fundraising. We will identify areas for growth and set goals and action items to achieve results. Areas of support include: • Grants / Foundation Relations • Major Gifts • Corporate Funders • How to Make the Ask • How to Empower Volunteer Fundraisers • Cultivation Strategies for Donors / Funders • Best Practices in Stewardship and Donor Retention HOW DOES COACHING WORK? When you sign on as a coaching client, you will receive: • Weekly meetings (in-person, phone or video conferencing). • Identification of goals and action items. • Assessment of progress on an ongoing basis. • Unlimited email communication during period of support. WHO BENEFITS FROM COACHING? Just like an elite athlete who works with a trainer to achieve maximum results, development professionals work with a coach to achieve increased results in fundraising, benefiting from the expertise, motivation, encouragement and accountability a coach provides. Coaching is ideal for: • Development Directors seeking a thought partner for strategy. • Staff members new to fundraising looking to develop skills. • Board members needing training on how to “make the ask.” • Grantwriters tackling a large-scale, complicated proposal. • Anyone looking to improve their fundraising results! Fundraising Coaching is a highly customizable and highly empowering experience! Contact caroline@gdafundraising to develop your package.