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[  Development Coaching  ]



One-on-one, personalized development coaching sessions for fundraising professionals, board members and executives on a range of topics designed to help you take your fundraising program to a higher level of success. Coaching provides an opportunity to bounce ideas, problem-solve and strategize with a trusted development mentor who will offer a fresh perspective and share best practices, personal experiences and expert advice on the day-to-day challenges you face.  The ultimate goal is to help you raise more money for your organization.


Expected Outcomes

  • Break-through thinking and creative solutions to seemingly intractable fundraising problems

  • Strategic and thoughtful advice from an experienced professional

  • Clarity about achievable fundraising goals and objectives

  • Confidence to forge ahead to achieve greater results!


Discussion topics may include

  • Reviewing and critiquing your development plan

  • Assessing your development staffing needs and structural designs

  • Honestly analyzing what works and doesn’t work in your current program

  • Strategizing donor relations – from cultivation to solicitation and stewardship

  • Refining your case for support

  • Getting the most out of your board of directors

  • Working effectively with your CEO

  • Establishing appropriate fundraising goals

  • Utilizing the right fundraising tools – from research to data management – to get your job done


Format and Costs Coaching sessions take place via phone, are one hour in length and are offered in packages of four sessions over a six-week period.  The cost of the four-session coaching series is $1,500.  Individual sessions are $400 per hour.  Payment is expected prior to the start of the series.  Goals for the series of four coaching sessions will be established in the first call and will be based on answers to a brief assessment questionnaire.  Clients may also be asked to provide additional materials about their fundraising programs and will be expected to complete homework assignments in between calls.  Together, we will design a partnership that will lead to your success.

Since her earliest involvement at Cherry Hill, Ann has offered sound counsel and sought opportunities for "real life" training in donor cultivation and solicitation.  Her holistic approach has raised our small institution's level of professionalism in all areas of development, significantly enhancing the bottom lines of our annual fund, capital campaign, and newly established bequest society.  


Liselle LaFrance, Director Historic Cherry Hill

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