Coach on Call
Cause Effective’s Coach on Call program is an annual retainer program that provides a select group of clients with flexible, customized assistance on an as-needed basis for an annual discounted fee. You will retain Cause Effective’s experienced and empathetic consultants as your own personal “on call” thought partners and trusted sounding boards, including:
- Preparation and feedback for board meetings, donor gatherings, event planning sessions (we’ll be your behind-the-scenes advisor).
- Coaching for staff, board members and volunteers that’s customized to your greatest needs.
- Tips on how to project special event income, encourage board member accountability – and more.
- Access to Cause Effective’s vast library of templates, samples and best practices.
One-Time Brainstorming Session / Training
One-time meeting focused on a resource development, governance or special events challenge or opportunity identified by the organization. Topics can include: engaging the board in fundraising; coaching to build confidence for a one-to-one major donor ask; assessing special events strategy; improving the results of your annual appeal; preparing for an anniversary campaign; or any other topic in resource development, governance or special events that will help your organization move forward successfully to meet its goals.
Board or Staff Retreat / Training
Full or half day retreat focused on boosting board and staff understanding of and skills necessary for successful governance and fundraising. Topics can include a focus on the board’s role in diversifying funding, including identifying and cultivating new potential donors in order to successfully solicit major gifts.
A customized in-depth consultancy focused on transforming organizational culture and boosting short- and long-term fundraising, governance and special events return. Cause Effective works directly with board, staff and volunteers to plan and implement new strategies to address deep-seated fundraising, governance or special events challenges and/or take advantage of special opportunities, such as anniversaries. These consultancies often last 9-18 months.