Who is Development Consulting Solutions?

There are limited Certified Fund-Raising Executives (CFRE) providing outsourced fund development services and serving as interim fund development staffing.

What most organizations need is someone who can do the work for them!

“DCS” recognizes this need and has provided this service to a variety of small to mid-sized nonprofits throughout the New England region and beyond. Some of these nonprofits have included Malta House of Norwalk, CT, Friends of Buttonwood Park of New Bedford, MA, and United Methodist Elder Care of East Providence, RI.

Also, “DCS” can now offer affordable and effective services to you wherever you are located through a remote and coaching division.

“DCS” does not engage with everyone!
We have a rigorous eligibility requirement and screening process.

What are the requirements? “DCS” only works with organizations that are ready, receptive, and willing to take their development program to the next level through outsourced assistance. These organizations have an engaged Board of Directors, an open-minded and willing staff, and leadership ready to support the organization.

“DCS” only works with organizations that are willing to invest in their development function, value established service costs, heed professional advice and strategy, and act respectfully in the client and consultant relationship.

By selecting those clients most ready to embark on taking their organization to the next level, “DCS” provides you with the tools and staffing to raise more money in support of mission!

Contact us to determine if you are eligible for interim services.

Here is what Development Consulting Solutions can do for you:

  • Assess current fundraising activities and make recommendations to improve strategy
  • Improve your fundraising efforts
  • Model what a good development officer does
  • Enhance systems and processes within the development office
  • Troubleshoot development problems
  • Coach the Executive Director and Board in fundraising to boost confidence and skill
  • Help with the hire of a permanent development director
  • Fill in during a development department vacancy
  • Start up your organization’s first-time development efforts

Development Consulting Solutions helps with:

  • Major and Individual Gifts
  • Direct Mail Appeals
  • Development print publications – your newsletter, annual report, brochures, etc.
  • E-Appeals and E-Newsletters
  • Grants
  • Cultivation and Stewardship
  • Board Governance
  • Capital Campaigns