• “Our board is much more attuned to its role as fundraisers and ambassadors.

    — Center for Family Representation

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  • Cause Effective inspired people to realize the potential of fundraising and relationship-building.

    — Community Voices Heard

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  • We realized that we have a lot more access to resources and wealth than we imagined.

    — Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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  • Board members are turning out more and bringing people to events – we raised the bar on board fundraising.

    — Union Settlement Association

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How Can Cause Effective Help You?

We have helped thousands of nonprofits raise money, activate their boards, and get the greatest value from special events and anniversaries.  

Our primary services include:


Raise more money and develop the capability to do so years into the future.


Board Development

Build boards that are true leaders in all areas of board responsibility.


Special Events/Anniversaries

Design events that bring new resources and excitement to the organization.


From The Cause Effective Blog

She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain…

We were facilitating an anniversary planning meeting the other day for an organization that was trying to think about what its 25th anniversary meant to them.

One of their oldest board members wistfully recollected the early days when the board was intimately concerned with producing the organization’s programming. “We were really involved then – now it’s all money and budgets and planning. But back then, we met everyone who came in here…we had our fingers on the pulse.”

What do you do when you have a venerable and valued board member who’s attached to the old days? To the old ways of being a hands-on board member? Someone who’s historically important and a moral bellweather – and who still brings in resources even though they’re getting more and more disenchanted with the new meaning of being a board member?