Consulting

In the best organizations, success is fueled by a shared culture of philanthropy; sound strategy based on best-practices; and across-the-board acceptance of the direction and urgency required to ramp-up development.

Some organizations are on a growth path and seek transformation but realize that it takes a team of talent to get there.  DCS has a solution that provides groups with a depth of talent and flexibility to respond and adapt quicker with specialists.

Other organizations can’t seem to find their path. Spinning wheels with stagnant or even declining fundraising revenues, and overall less mission to go around for those that it serves. In these organizations, scarcity and survival become more important than mission fulfillment and it is the clients and community who go without.

Robin L. Cabral, founder and Chief Fundraising Coach and Nonprofit Strategist of Development Consulting Solutions, has worked with a wide variety of organizations including religious and faith-based groups, small parks and trail systems, health and human services agencies, group residential homes and disability service groups, elder care, veterans’ groups, YMCA’s and United Ways, and many, many more.

She leads a seasoned team of Associates who provide a wide range of planning, strategy, interim and transitional fundraising staffing, and grants research and management services that holistically meet the needs of organizations helping them to ramp-up and transform.

Planning and Strategy

  • Development assessments and audits
  • Short and long-range strategic fund development planning
  • Capital campaign feasibility studies
  • Capital campaign management counsel
  • Annual Fund strategy development
  • Development program feasibility studies
  • Major Gift strategy development
  • Case for Support writing
  • Board governance counsel and training
  • Remote database management and data entry and acknowledgment services (Bloomerang, NeonCRM, Network for Good, and E-Tapestry, among others)
  • Coaching support of new and emerging fundraising professionals in organizations

Interim and Transitional Development Staffing

  • Interim development staffing during development office vacancies and organizational leadership transitions
  • Development Office start-ups for organizations lacking in-house development expertise
  • An extra set of hands to achieve fundraising objectives including direct mail, digital, annual fund, major gifts, grants, corporate partnerships, special events, and donor stewardship

Grants Research and Management

  • Grant research and proposal development and submission
  • Specific grant proposal writing
  • Grant and foundation research
  • Outsourced grant writing services on a retainer basis
  • Federal and state grant proposal preparation