Creating comprehensive development strategy
for start-up to mid-size nonprofits

DSC specializes working with start-up to mid-size organizations by evaluating their current financial situation and customizing a plan with new tactics that will maximize resources and grow to scale. Plans include strategy for major gifts, annual giving, events, corporate and foundation outreach, print and web communication enhancements.


Designing Development
Plans & Tools

DSC provides the structure and tools for supporting a comprehensive development strategy including timelines, solicitation templates, event organizational tools, collateral materials and redesign, branding
and messaging.



Providing Temporary or
Part-time In-house Staff

During transitional periods or stages of growth, organizations can utilize DSC to fulfill their staffing needs whether it is as a development director, major gifts officer, special events manager, or administrator. Development Strategy Consultants serves as the development function and an extension of the organization’s team.  The team’s flexibility and diverse skill set allows for a manageable staffing solution.


Building Capital Campaigns

The four campaign building blocks are case, leadership, prospects, and organization. Each component is integral for success. DSC crafts the campaign rationale and case statement, followed by the fundraising strategy and timeline. The team is experienced in implementing and overseeing campaigns including committee management, prospect research and drafting proposals.


Event Management

DSC’s fundraising event experience ranges from million dollar galas to intimate home gatherings and athletic events. The level of involvement is customizable based on the clients needs. The team can provide comprehensive event planning including vision, strategy, design, logistics, communication, committee management, and
event execution.

Evaluating Resource Requirements

DSC evaluates the development staffing structure and provides recommendations and support for restructure, hiring, and coaching in order to maximize the team’s fundraising success. DSC helps build the development function for success
and retention.