Studies

Pre-Campaign Planning Studies


Our planning and feasibility studies create a careful, systematic approach to developing a strategic plan for your nonprofit’s long-term philanthropic success.

We immerse ourselves in your organization's culture, engaging your staff, leadership and potential donors in conversations that will lead you to success, even when the challenges may appear daunting.

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A pre-campaign study not only gauges interest and attitudes towards your proposed fundraising effort, but also the community’s overall perception of your organization. Our consultants leverage the study to assess strengths and constraints that could impact your fundraising potential. From there, we create specifically tailored strategies and an approach to success that will lead to achievement of tangible, inspiring results.

Occasionally, when it is concluded that the timing, donor receptivity, Case for Support or goal for a given project is not satisfactory, HRR consultants will provide alternatives to better position our clients to meet their specific development needs.

Study Deliverables

  • Accessible seasoned consultants and ongoing professional counsel available to meet emerging needs, circumstances and opportunities throughout the process
  • Face-to-face interviews that engage key constituents in campaign planning process
  • Identification of prospective donors and potential leadership/volunteers
  • Assessment of organizational readiness
  • Audit of development operations and organizational structure
  • Analysis of fundraising capacity
  • Recommendation of feasibility for maximum realistic dollar goal
  • Cultivation and engagement opportunity for key stakeholders
  • Development of a clear, compelling case for support
  • Creation of a study plan, timelines, roles/responsibilities
  • Brand building and awareness building exercise
  • Test of the Case for Support
  • Recommendations for next steps, resourcing, and staffing
 
 

Campaigns


We facilitate transformational results by inspiring success.

HRR specializes in designing and directing capital campaigns – guiding your organization through the entire campaign process, from project planning and implementation to successful conclusion.

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Bringing a depth of leadership, expert counsel and real-world experience to each campaign undertaking, our goal is to strategically increase your overall philanthropic support in lasting ways. HRR consultants work closely with you on-site, providing ongoing and accessible professional counsel to meet emerging needs, circumstances and opportunities.

We’ll work with you to prepare your staff, leadership and volunteers to cultivate major donors and solicit major gifts, craft a compelling Case for Support, and develop all other supportive campaign materials and communications to make your campaign successful.

Sound planning, methodic organizational preparation and, ultimately, results-oriented campaign implementation are integral parts of the HRR campaign process.

How We Help

  • Fulfill the role of Campaign Leadership – readily accessible Consultant Partner Team and ongoing professional counsel available to meet emerging needs, circumstances and opportunities
  • Develop campaign plan, timelines, roles/responsibilities
  • Direct and assist in implementing the campaign plan
  • Maintain a deliberate focus on campaign impact opportunities
  • Identify prospective donors and potential leadership/volunteers
  • Donor cultivation and engagement, identifying local, regional and national foundations, individuals and business donors
  • Guided approach strategies for major gift prospects
  • Create/implement a donor recognition program
  • Staff and volunteer major gifts training and coaching on the campaign process and “How to Make an Ask”
  • Support for fundraising calls/presentations, talking points, letters, memos, applications and scripts
  • Awareness Building of your nonprofit’s brand and the capital campaign
  • Develop/refine the case for support and other key messages
  • Awareness building and positive organizational impression
  • Regular progress updates/reports to campaign leadership and to the Board(s) of Directors as needed
  • Conduct your campaign to reflect highest industry standards and best practices
campaign management
 
 
annual giving

Capacity Building


To prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow, the seeds of successful fundraising must be leveraged today. An effective major gift program is absolutely paramount to the sustainability of every nonprofit organization. Through creative, bold leadership we devise and implement fundraising initiatives designed to maximize both immediate and future philanthropic potential.

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As the economic landscape of the nonprofit world continuously evolves, new opportunities and new challenges arise. We’re committed to developing inventive strategies that push our nonprofit partners to reimagine the way they cultivate new donors, while bringing a fresh approach to existing donor pools. Our objective is to increase major gift and major donor support, solidify your financial base and use the power of philanthropy to launch your organization to new heights.

How We Help

  • Readily accessible Consultant Partner Team and ongoing professional counsel available to meet emerging needs, circumstances and opportunities
  • Develop major gifts plan, timelines, roles/responsibilities
  • Direct and assist in implementation of the major gifts program
  • Maintain a deliberate focus on major gift impact opportunities
  • Evaluate current development operations
  • Analyze fundraising capacity
  • Identify prospective major gift donors and potential leadership/volunteers
  • Major donor cultivation and engagement
  • Guided approach strategies for major gift prospects
  • Awareness building and positive organizational impression
  • Create/implement a major gift donor recognition program
  • Staff and volunteer training and coaching on major gift development and “How to Make an Ask”
  • Support for major gift fundraising calls/presentations, talking points, letters, memos, applications and scripts
  • Develop major gifts utilizing industry standards and best practices
 

Other Services

 
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Annual Fund
  • Development Audit
  • Capacity Building
  • Strategy
  • Board Development
  • Donor Retention & Donor Loyalty
  • Planned Giving Counsel
  • Seminars, Coaching & Training