Nonprofit Funding & Fiscal Solutions

Fund Development Capacity Building

We provide fully-customized, comprehensive services to increase your fundraising success.

  • Fund Development Readiness Assessment: Identifies strengths and weaknesses that support or impede your organization’s ability to successfully engage in core fund development strategies.
  • Facilitated Fund Development/Sustainability Planning: Conducted with boards, staff, and other key stakeholders.
  • Fund Development for the Nonprofit Board: Board development training and technical assistance to increase board commitment to fundraising; recruitment, orientation, and training of board members who bring a commitment to fund development and fiscal oversight; and training on giving and asking for money.
  • Fund Development Skills-Building: Major donor program development and prospect cultivation; direct mail appeals; relationship-building and solicitation strategies; special events; cause-related marketing; capital campaign planning and implementation; and planned giving/endowments.
  • Grant Development and Grants Management: Prospect research; preparation of private foundation and federal/state grant proposals; letters of inquiry and concept papers; budget preparation; proposal editing and review; and grant reporting. Grant development services also include research on target population demographics and community need.

Please see the list of training titles for this service. 

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The UMass Donahue Institute is pre-approved to offer a variety of options for streamlined, simplified contracting both within Massachusetts and at the federal level.

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UMass Donahue Institute

University of Massachusetts

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100 Venture Way, Suite 9

Hadley, Massachusetts 01035

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