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Comprehensive fundraising management and campaign consulting for nonprofit organizations throughout the nation

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We provide comprehensive fundraising management consulting services that “move the needle” including Advancement Pathway Planning, Capacity & Sustainability, Campaigns, Training & Coaching and much more.

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Agency Overview


We serve nonprofit organizations nationwide and internationally in virtually every sector and with campaigns of all sizes. We’ve valuably served hundreds of organizations with many on a recurring basis.

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We’re more than just a consultant that validates your plans. We work intimately with you to “Raise Your Sights” across your entire enterprise so you can “Reach Your Goals” and “Move the Needle,” profoundly.

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We become part of your team and ensure your leadership standing is elevated within your organization. Through deep and comprehensive discovery, we plot a course, and align staff to reach objectives and goals.

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We are among the foremost thinkers in the nation on advancement with fresh perspectives and uncommon expertise. Among many others, we created the Master Gift Officer approach and are leading-edge thinkers on Accountable Care Philanthropy.

What’s on your mind?


Assessment

What’s working and what needs improvement?


Strategic Planning

We need to evolve to survive and thrive


Tactical Planning

We have a strategic plan. How do we get there?


Feasibility Study

Are we ready for a campaign?


Campaign Study

What’s the goal and best plan for success?


Campaign Leadership

We need someone to coach and partner with leadership


Major Donors

We need more!


Direct Mail

How can we leverage direct mail for major giving?


The-Ask

How do we craft major gift asks and gift amounts?


DRM

We need a better Donor Relationship Management system


Data Analytics

How do we use our donor data to optimize fundraising?


Broaden Team

How do I assess and optimize my team?


Executive Placement

We need strong leadership for our development team


Become a Master Gift Officer

How can I develop my fundraising technique and confidence to the highest level?


Team & Personal Coaching

We need to address specific challenges and opportunities


Board Training

How do I get leadership aligned with development objectives?

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Together We Can Make Big Things Happen. Let’s see what makes sense for you!

Core Services

Advancement Pathway Planning

Copley Raff oversees and directs this dynamic and aspirational process, and assists with the design and execution of the resulting strategies.

Campaigns

With strong leadership, including board, executives and key volunteers, even run-of-the-mill campaign objectives can be achieved.

Capacity & Sustainability

Aspire > Sustain > Grow > Transform describes the lifecycle of most organizations and their advancement priorities.

Maximize Major Donor Pipeline

Every organization desires a robust major donor pipeline. Copley Raff uses proprietary approaches & techniques to maximize this essential effort.

Master Gift Officer

Become a Master Gift Officer

Exclusively created and refined by Copley Raff, the Master Gift Officer is the ultimate opportunity for Advancement professional development. Master Gift Officers are prepared to revolutionize donor relationships, execute successful asks, and ensure sweeping enhancements to fundraising outcomes.

What is a Master Gift Officer?

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As the healthcare landscape and needs of hospitals change, so too must fundraising priorities and techniques.

-Larry G. Raff, MPH
President, Copley Raff


Novel Perspectives and Strategies for Clinician Fundraising Partnership

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Accountable Care and Affordable Care

GivingTake Blog

Potential Effects of Trump Policies on Fundraising and Nonprofits

In addition to my post addressing how the new tax law is likely to affect fundraising, in this article I take a high level look at potential effects of some Trump administration policies on fundraising and stakeholder nonprofit organizations.  The playing field has changed significantly with the new administration and Republican controlled Congress. This post is rated “M” for mature audiences.

Less is MORE in Building Relationships

Who among us, whether we work in a large shop or small, email coworkers to address a work issue when you could have just walked down the hall to speak with the person?  Or how about when you have a chance to work with a board member or volunteer – do you opt for a phone call instead of a face-to-face meeting?  While the conveniences of modern life are easy to default to because it is presumed to be more time effective for both parties, I want to raise the question if that is indeed true?

What Fundraisers Need to Know About the New Tax Law…All in One Place

Allow me to take a run at providing, what I think are the most relevant aspects of the new tax law for advancement officers, that you may find useful for strategy and to help donors understand the implications for their philanthropy planning.

Disagreements Strengthen Friendships – If We Get Out of Our Bubble

I have had a 15-year friendship with a fellow board member of a biomedical research nonprofit we support.  Ben was a very successful business man, now retired, and is politically conservative.  My political leanings are decidedly progressive. Over the years, Ben and I have had fun sparing over the political issues of the day, spanning […]