CDS_Logo_MarkOnly_5767Capital Development Strategies LLC offers its clients a wide range of options when it comes to consulting services.


One-time or limited-focus interventions; cost-effective; especially helpful to smaller, newer organizations

  • Quick Clinic—An efficient and focused engagement, giving you access to expertise and producing tangible results
  • Development audits and reviews—Assessing your program’s health and sustainability
  • Tailored presentations or training sessions for the board or staff—Focusing on fundraising, leadership management and more
  • Project support for a cultivation event, a significant grant preparation or an outreach initiative


Intermediate Level, Strategic Program Support & Project-Based Services

Longer-term engagements ranging from 3-6 months; broader impact; more players involved; project-based fee structure is typical
  • General fundraising planning, program and strategy development, including annual fund and major gift programs, as well as special gift initiatives
  • Full-day retreats, training sessions or workshops for board and staff focusing on fundraising, campaign readiness, organizational development and more
  • Board leadership support, including board member engagement, board development/recruitment initiatives, and solicitation training
  • Management support for nonprofits, including guidance for startups, coaching for management staff, implementation of new initiatives and more
  • Campaign planning, including planning studies and preparation initiatives, assessment of ongoing fundraising operations, and volunteer engagement



Targeted, Significant Program Support and Major Projects

Longer-term engagements ranging from 12 months or longer; broadest impact; wide range of stakeholders involved; based on retainer or regular monthly fee
  • Capital and endowment campaign services, including planning, strategic guidance for staff and volunteers, and ongoing program management
  • Strategic planning, organizational visioning and guidance, and the integration of fundraising, marketing, communications and management
  • Grantee Office Hours Program—A Technical Assistance Program for foundation, corporate and other grantmakers
  • Philanthropic Partnership Planning—Strategic guidance for funders and nonprofits to promote effective and thoughtful philanthropy

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