Our expertiseStrategic fundraising Design
Customizing a comprehensive and innovative approach to fundraising.
We make it happen
Organizational Fundraising Design
Our first step is to meet our clients where they are. We conduct an internal audit of your current initiatives and processes to establish a baseline. Then, we help our clients create more efficiency and impact by identifying the optimal level of annual donors, major gift donors, and Donor Advised Fund opportunities based on data and research. We also determine how grants, corporate giving, and foundation support should be incorporated to round out your development strategy. We provide a calibrated level of support to your organization; our services range from technical refinement to full outsourcing of our team.
Our Donor Approach
We develop your Case for Support by crafting compelling language that will provide a strong foundation for the development plan. Together, we plan logistics and communications for appeal letters, stewardship, annual campaigns, Giving Tuesday, and end of year gifts.
After we have strengthened your annual donors and major donors, we begin to develop your planned giving and endowment donor strategy.
We think outside the box to create events that fit your organization’s personality. We want your events to feel just right for you and your donors. Many events are over-budget, and we like to create events that maximize return on investment. We support your events by fostering relationships with individual donors, attracting new donors, and leveraging the opportunity for corporate sponsors.
Social media Campaign
Social media is playing an increasing role in nonprofit communications and we’ll help you use it to engage your community and attract new supporters. We recommend strategies for TikTok, Instagram influencers, and other social media vehicles to help you capture a younger target audience.
Through our grant management process, we oversee the different timelines of the grant cycle. We identify, write, and apply to grants, all with our clients’ input. We also provide support during the approval and reporting stages.
C-Suite and Board Development
We fine tune the fundraising knowledge of the C-Suite and the Board through personalized training. Many boards are fearful of engaging in development work, but to guarantee success, a fully engaged board is needed.
What We Can Do For You
Almora works in partnership with its clients to design a customized and comprehensive development strategy that fundamentally improves fundraising effectiveness. We create a fully personalized development plan based on the needs of the organization.
We begin the development process with a discovery meeting and audit of your organization. Through this process, we are able to create your customized plan.
Core funding Avenues
We begin by reviewing your past funding avenues and strengthening those. Then, we seek to find new opportunities. We recommend a diversified stream of revenue.
Many executives and boards do not know where to start in the solicitation process. We provide a toolkit to facilitate the process. Every toolkit is made specifically for your organization. We promise to make the solicitation process easy, fun, and lucrative.
Training and Workshops
As fundraising professionals, our goals are to share our experience and to help train other organizations. We provide the “how to” approach through our training and workshops.
Make Sure The Strategies Work
We help translate your unique vision into elaborate implementable responsibilities with defined outcomes in agreed timeframes with measurable results.
Change happens when it is rigorously monitored and measured. We help define clear responsibilities and timing for actions, with defined outcomes, cost, and milestones.
We supplement the plans by evaluating them using metrics like SMART Goals and Key Performance Indicators. Evaluating the results are key to a successful strategy.
“Almora Advisors was instrumental in helping the Watershed Institute think through new digital strategies to address our program and event challenges to deliver content virtually due to COVID-19. They have an excellent understanding of how organizations can use digital technology to its fullest potential to keep donors and the community engaged.“
Jenny-Ann Kershner, Director of Development
The Watershed Institute