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"Farm & Garden owes Kathy our utmost gratitude for her efforts at the 2010 Fall Council Meeting. Kathy's leadership of a strategic visioning session has placed us on a new path -- one that will lead to future success. Our members are committed to our continuation. Thanks to Kathy, we will have a brighter future." Read more >

- Mary Bertolini, President,
Woman's National Farm & Garden Association
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Services to Ignite Non Profit Effectiveness

Board Fundraising Effectiveness Training
Realize the potential of your board to give and get major gifts through training that removes barriers to board engagement and puts fundraising tools into board members' more willing hands. We analyze obstacles and skill levels and deliver training and consultation tailored to maximize your board's effectiveness.

Board Support
Engage your board with consistent application of best practices in board management. We partner with the Executive Director and Board Chairman to provide assistance in preparing agendas and materials that will improve the functionality of the board.

Board Recruitment and Retention
Identify, attract, and retain high quality board members through a systematic process of recruitment. We help you engage stakeholder networks, target needed skill sets, identify qualified candidates, and create an environment on the board that is conducive to successful recruitment and retention.

Development Staff Training and Retention
Quickly get your newly-hired development professional up to speed for maximum impact while setting appropriate expectations and creating a positive environment for performance.

Major Gift Program Startup/Pipeline Development
Raise more money for mission with a major gift fundraising program that focuses attention on the ten percent of donors who give ninety percent of funds. We help you establish a pipeline of major gift prospects and create cultivation strategies that will lead to success in closing major gifts.

Strategic Plan Creation and Integration
We work with the board and executive director to create a process that engages stakeholders in crafting a bold, attainable vision for your nonprofit's future. Through consultation and hands-on assistance, we help integrate the plan into daily operations.

Community Engagement Strategies
Engage community members by inviting and listening to their thoughts and ideas. We design and execute a process that builds visibility and credibility for your mission. Surveys, focus groups, and "open space" events are tailored to your organization for maximum benefit.

Volunteer Management
Cultivate and utilize direct-service volunteers in your nonprofit without having to add staff to manage them. We support and direct volunteer involvement in a way that capitalizes on volunteers' skills, minimizes their frustration, and converts them into donors to your organization.


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