Development

Capital Campaigns

EMD is with you every step of the way to complete a successful capital campaign. We’ll help you establish campaign goals, use donor data to identify campaign prospects, and assist in determining who should make requests. We’ll work with you to identify capital campaign committee members, provide committee support throughout the campaign, set timetables, and write messages. We’ll establish naming opportunities, set up campaign reporting, create campaign communications, and plan events to motivate staff and board.

Feasibility Studies

Is the time right for your capital campaign? A feasibility study can answer that question, and tell you the amount your organization can raise. But a good feasibility study does more. It helps you identify a prospect list, gives estimates of key prospects’ potential giving levels, gives recommendations about campaign messages, and recommends candidates for the campaign committee. The study also describes the work and effort that a capital campaign would require from the board and staff, a timeline, and other recommendations.

As faith based leaders, we often get stuck between honoring our heritage and changing to remain relevant for the future. EMD provided valuable insight which allowed us to update several of our business practices without sacrificing our culture.

Cindy Clark

President and CEO, Emmaus Homes

Membership Programs

Let us help you build and grow a membership program that will make certain you thrive. EMD founding partner Pat Rich wrote the book about membership programs. Whether it is free admission or invitations to special events, membership can be a valuable way to bring people into the organization’s family of donors, building strong relationships and creating a pool of future major donors.

Individual Giving

Ready to focus your development work on those donors who can make a significant impact on the organization? We know what it will take and can move you forward quickly. We can work with you to develop a strategy and prepare a detailed plan that will take your individual giving program to the next level.

Grantwriting

Not enough time or expertise to write grants – or even know what grants to apply pursue? Our EMD consultants are experienced at ensuring you apply to the right places, speak the language of the funder, and provide all the necessary attachments, increasing the likelihood your request will receive funding. We can research prospects, draft proposals, and finalize submissions.