One of the greatest benefits of working with BCC is that you will work directly with highly experienced, senior level advisors. As your partners, we will deliver seamless, well-coordinated, thoughtful strategies and campaigns of high quality that employ a variety of techniques, tools and tactics, each designed to leverage one another for maximum impact. Services include:
BCC provides support in program and long range planning to help non-profits build organizational capacity. We work with staff and boards to help organizations determine the best plans and programs that will attract new audiences as well as enhancing the relationships with current supporters. A highlight of the services we offer includes:
A robust annual giving program is the bedrock of your fundraising program, supplying you with much needed operating income and providing the base of supporters from which will come major donors and planned givers. We work with you to analyze your file, create fundraising copy, develop effective strategies, create the annual fund workplan, determine recognition strategies, and broker relationships with printers, designers, and other essential vendors.
At BCC, we have all ‘cut our teeth’ on major and planned gifts, and so we can lead you through the process of creating or improving your program for maximum results. We help you identify who within your pool of donors is capable of making a major gift, devise cultivation and solicitation strategies that involve and engage prospective major donors, and advise you on how best to make the ask. When it comes to planned gifts, we have seasoned specialists ready to assist you with the technical details of marketing and closing on bequests, gifts of property, charitable gift annuities and other charitable trusts. We can help you start up your program, or take it to new heights. Plus, we can work directly with your donors if you need added bench strength.
Sooner or later organizations find themselves in a situation where they must raise a sum of money well in excess of annual giving. At BCC, all of our consultants have extensive experience with capital campaigns, either as staff leaders or as advisors, having helped raise more than $100 million in our careers. We will help you plan your campaign, assess your readiness to conduct it, and guide you through the many steps it will take to reach your goal.
We conduct interactive board training sessions to take the fear out of fundraising and to help board members and volunteers become better at soliciting by learning how to say the right words, handle prospect objections, and close on gifts. Some say we even make soliciting fun. We also teach board members and volunteers about the many ways gifts can be made, something that is highly overlooked by boards—and how board members can help in ways other than soliciting—from opening doors and reviewing lists to hosting events and, of course, making gifts themselves.
What you know about your prospect determines the level of your success. And since many organizations lack the resources to do their own in-depth research, BCC provides this service, along with an analysis of information uncovered and recommendations for it’s use.
Research is an essential component to any major gift ask strategy, with information on stock ownership, property values and other important financial information. Research also uncovers important connections your donor or prospect has, including service on other boards, either corporate, foundation or non-profit, that can help increase your reach and uncover new donors for your cause.
We offer both in-depth and summary profiles on individuals, corporations and foundations.