Could fundraising coaching be just what you need?

You are amazing and I have no doubt you're doing a great job raising money for your nonprofit's work and mission. But sometimes, no matter how fabulous you are, or how many years of experience you have, or how many dollars you've already raised, you might get stuck. We all need a little bit of advice once in a while! Fundraising is part art, part science and it's never black or white. That's where I come in. I can help you get unstuck, help you think about things in a new way, and help you raise more money for your nonprofit than you've ever raised in the past.

How does fundraising coaching work?

Photo Credit: Sarah Skeen

Photo Credit: Sarah Skeen

My coaching programs are completely tailored to your organization's unique challenges. I'll begin with an assessment of your nonprofit’s current fundraising efforts and results, followed by goal setting and creating a plan.

Specific outcomes will be determined as part of the planning process but you can expect strategies and tactics to help: prioritize your fundraising efforts, identify prospects, plan staffing, engage volunteers, cultivate and steward donors, optimize donor communications and/or other outcomes as determined by your goals.

All coaching programs include:

  • Thorough assessment of your nonprofit’s current fundraising efforts, results and challenges.
  • Building on the assessment, I will work with you to determine which fundraising topics and strategies you need to focus on or what you want to work on this in the months ahead.
  • We do weekly phone calls (or Skype) to help keep you moving forward toward completion of your goals. These calls are 100% driven by your goals, strategies and tactics--it's not a cookie cutter process.
  • On our calls, you can bounce ideas around, ask questions, strategize next steps, troubleshoot, and get meaningful feedback and expert fundraising advice.
  • At the end of each call, you’ll agree on the tasks to complete before the next call.
  • Email support – the scheduled calls are powerful but work happens between calls. You have virtually unlimited email access to me if something needs attention. For emergencies, we can hop on a call.
  • Coaching programs include access to all pre-recorded webinars and any live webinars offered during the course of the contract (generally six per year).
  • Coaching programs are three months, six months or 12 months.

Photo: sarah skeen

Photo: sarah skeen

I take on a limited number of coaching clients each year and I'd be honored to explore with you whether you and your nonprofit might be a good fit. 

If you are interested in working with me in a coaching capacity to move your fundraising to the next level, email me at Kathie{at} and I'll get right back to you. I look forward to helping you and your organization maximize fundraising efforts! 

"Thank you, Kathie, for your suggestions regarding how to approach our top donors to ask for a major gift. You got me thinking in a new way about how to ask – and our donors really stepped up. It was so exciting to hear ‘yes’ from the first person I called! We met our goal in record time and even got the board involved. Your advice is making a big impact at our nonprofit. Thank you!"  -- Amy Kusek, Director of Development, Denver, Colorado