Non Profit Consulting Firms Recommend LGBT Organizations Appeal to Donors Nationally
Non Profit Consulting Firms • Non profit consulting firms noticed many LGBT have regional focus • Not expanding constituency will have limited fundraising results • The Trevor Project, a West Hollywood-based non profit was focused on reaching its West Coast constituency. When it expanded inland and opened New York city office, the awareness of cause surge • Appealing to donors on national level, The Trevor Project’s fundraising significantly outperformed previous efforts
Non Profit Consulting Firms • The Role of Non Profit Consulting Firms • Help identify opportunities to grow donor bases of LGBT organizations • Develop campaigns to reach constituents • Consultants work with organizations to advocate for LGBT issues nationally • Consultants use careful honed messaging so they feel connected to the cause and will support it • Firms help assemble most effective mix of fundraising strategies and tactics for LGBT organizations
Non Profit Consulting Firms • Is Going National for Every LGBT Organization? • Smaller non profit LGBT may not have the budget to fundraise on national level and may not be able to enlist services of non profit consulting firms • Smaller budgets prohibit larger scale fundraising for many local or regional LGBT organizations • In some cases, national fundraising doesn’t make sense even if budget isn’t an issue. The cause may be focused on an issue affecting surrounding community, or services are for local residents alone
Non Profit Consulting Firms • Founded in 2006, IPM Advancement creates fundraising, membership and advocacy solutions for nonprofit organizations • IPM Advancement helps clients leverage every opportunity and strengthen their relationship with constituents • The company has produced dependable annual revenue and solid pipelines of future donors for its nonprofit clients
About the Author Edward Phillips, MBA, is chief creative officer of IPM Advancement, a leading nonprofit fundraising company. Visit us at http://www.ipmadvancement.com or call 623-687-3908 for more information about Non Profit Consulting Firms.