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

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We provide comprehensive and effective management and fundraising consulting services 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.

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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 examples, we created the highly acclaimed Master Gift OfficerTM distinction and training, the GivingTake blog and are leading-edge thinkers on major donor pipeline development.

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

Dynamic, aspirational, detailed, inclusive, living planning process.

Campaigns

Planned, feasible, realistic, engaging, stakeholder inclusive, leadership and case centric.

Capacity & Sustainability

Directed, growth and action oriented, pivotal adjustments and initiatives, tools, sustainable.

Maximize Major Donor Pipeline

Methodical, researched, stakeholder inclusive, relationship centric, actionable.

Master Gift Officer

Become a Master Gift Officer

Exclusively created and refined by Copley Raff, the Master Gift OfficerTM 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

A Letter to Nonprofit CEOs About Fundraising

Dear Nonprofit CEO,
I know your plate is full. You manage your board and your staff, have programs to monitor and design, staff vacancies to fill, and there are always fires to put out – and this is the shortlist.
It is probably a true statement that your work history that prepared you to lead your organization did not include fundraising responsibilities.

Hate-Speech “Sells” in Today’s Politics – Will it Work in Nonprofit Fundraising?

This is a difficult topic to address, but one that has fascinated me for a while.  We are witnessing the phenomenon, last seen in the late 1960s during the George Wallace presidential campaign, of robust political fundraising on a messages of hate, divisiveness and demonizing of an entire classes of people. Hundreds of millions of […]

When You Get to a Fork in the Road – Take It

One of Yogi Berra’s famous utterances – When you get to a fork in the road… take it – has always resonated with me because it characterizes the forced choices we have to regularly make in our advancement work. Whether we like it or not, or whether we know it or not, we are constantly faced with forks in the road that give us options that may make or break our fundraising program, or at least slow its progress.

Are You and Your Organization Prepared for the Next Economic Downturn?

I don’t want to throw cold water on your fine day, but it is reasonable to start thinking about the inevitable economic downturn that may be just over the horizon.  Markets are cyclical and that means there are regular recessions every seven-ten years. Recent history includes downturns around the 1986 tax reform, the dotcom bust of the late 1990s, 9/11’s aftermath, and the burst of the housing bubble in 2008-2009.