Development

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Development Consulting Delivered.

Engage Our Experts. Realize Your Goals.

Explore, expand or optimize your fundraising program or capital campaign by partnering with Schultz & Williams’ experienced team of development consultants.

For more than 30 years, Schultz & Williams has helped nonprofits of all sizes – from start-up to established organizations – make critical development and fundraising decisions at transformational moments. Our strategies are grounded in experience and informed by detailed analytics.

Members of our talented and passionate team keep their fingers on the pulse of an evolving nonprofit ecosystem. In doing so, we are able to design customized, effective and efficient strategies to help you achieve your organization’s development, financial and mission-related goals.

Development Assessment & Planning

Take a deep dive into your development program to understand its performance, uncover underlying opportunities and create a plan for success.

Our approach is holistic, examining your case for support, leading effectiveness, donor capacity and engagement and development structure.

Foundations & Corporations

Activate corporate donors and institutional investment by demonstrating your alignment with their organizational goals and values.

Grants, sponsorships and partnerships are strategies for success with targeted funders looking for the right investment opportunities.

Prospect Research

Work with knowledgeable development consultants to target philanthropists and prospective funders that can help your organization achieve its philanthropic goals.

Through access to wealth and prospect databases, we distill a list of your most capable donors.

Capital Campaigns

Receive the support you need to run a successful capital campaign from planning through execution.

We assess your internal capacity to manage a campaign; test your ambitions with your most likely donors; and develop a game plan to surpass your fundraising goal.

Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Get tailored and creative ideas to motivate your most generous donors to meet their philanthropic and personal goals.

Successful philanthropic strategies, through outright gifts, deferred gifts or impact investments can ensure the vibrancy and viability of your organization for years to come.

Board Development & Training

Design an effective Board and inspire your volunteer leaders to become engaged fundraisers.

S&W StaffSolutions™

Bring our staff on site to augment your team’s capacity to raise funds when you need it most.

When you’re in a staffing transition, embarking on a campaign or in need of support for special projects, S&W StaffSolutions™ is the answer for you.

S&W ProFile™ Analytics

Work with our analysts to go beyond finding donors with ability and inclination. Instead, use data to see trends that you can use to fundraise effectively.

Our exclusive process ensures your fundraising strategies and tactics yield contributions to support your greatest needs.

Grant Proposals & Case Statements

Put your best case forward to inspire foundations and individual donors to make your organization a philanthropic priority.

Schultz & Williams crafts exquisite materials to present your case to your most discerning donor prospects.

Case Study

Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University (SFU), one of the oldest Catholic, Franciscan institutions of higher education in the United States, is committed to providing a holistic liberal arts educational experience that promotes each student’s unique personal, spiritual and professional development.

Case Study

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s has a goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025. Combining the force of possibility and the power of optimism, their approach has been to disrupt the status quo, identify the barriers to success and fight for a cure.

Case Study

S&W partnered with LVF over nearly three years, not only to raise vitally important funds for The Lodge at Lenape Valley Foundation, but also to introduce a full-fledged ongoing development program that would continue after the campaign is completed.

Testimonials

Valley Forge Educational Services

“Thank you to Kathy Watson, Pat Voigt and the Schultz & Williams team for the guidance and counsel you offered to us over many years. Thank you for your honesty and forthright assessment of what we, Valley Forge Educational Services, needed to do to get a capital campaign off the ground. Our revised goals are derived directly from the outcome of the study you conducted for us, as well as your advice on how to proceed. We feel good about where we are and confident we now have a solid major gifts officer who will steer us into a successful major gift program…and eventually, a capital campaign.”

– Grace A. Fornicola, Ph.D., Executive Director

Testimonials

Saint Francis University

“We were quite pleased with the work of S&W during our Called to Serve: Fulfilling the Promise campaign. It was an easy decision to ask for their assistance with our campaign to rebuild Sullivan Hall into the home of our School of Health Sciences. Scott Schultz, Matt Brown and the entire talented S&W staff have been a pleasure to collaborate with since 2003. They know us… we know them… it’s a great relationship.”

– Robert Crusciel, Vice President for Advancement

Testimonials

US Against Alzheimer’s

“We engaged Schultz & Williams to develop key new fundraising messaging and execution strategies. Schultz & Williams’ DC-based team has been instrumental in our ability to move our fundraising efforts to the next level. They have also provided effective strategic counsel in a number of areas related to organizational efficiency and structure, and on staffing and Board development needs. Schultz & Williams has been, and we hope will remain, a true partner with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s as we continue to grow and improve our fundraising efforts..”

– Sally J. Sachar, Chief Operating and Program Officer

Susan Scauzzo

Vice President of Development Consulting

“We approach each client engagement as a partnership, which I think of as a goal-centered shared experience. In each case, our partnerships produce growth for our clients. Often it is a plan for growth of fundraising revenue, and other times it’s growing the philanthropy team’s resources, protocols and skills to realize the organization’s full potential. The best part of these shared experiences is that we both learn along the way. We walk through this knowledge-building process and create solutions and strategies together. That’s how S&W partnerships become enduring relationships.”

 

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