Improve Your Fundraising Capacity
Improve Your Fundraising Capacity
We help organizations radically improve the fundraising capacity of small to medium-sized nonprofits. Including yours!
"We’ve been in this business since 1991 and these are the best people we’ve worked with. Their advice has been tested. Everything they’ve shared with us has worked. They are great people."
Vernon Brewer

Founder & Executive Director

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Our Founders Steven and Jim
As a fundraiser, you know that raising money is challenging. So do Steven and Jim. They want to help you raise more money now, and teach your organization how to increase your fundraising capacity.
Steven Screen (left) is an experienced Fundraiser who gets energized helping organizations understand how they can raise more money. He’s a second-generation fundraiser, a past winner of the Direct Mail Package of the Year, and data-driven.

Jim Shapiro (right) is the fundraising coach you’ve always wanted, the proven Sherpa who can help you get to the top of the mountain. Jim has 25+ years’ experience raising money, including serving as the VP of Development for a global $100m nonprofit.

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Their strategic direction, tactical ability, and genuine compassion have helped us increase our reach and our ability to serve more homeless families; and their understanding of the issue of homelessness makes them a perfect fit as partners in achieving our ministry goals.
Melissa Gehrig

Executive Director

What would solve your fundraising problems?

You need a solution that doesn’t cost too much, that helps you raise more money.
Ideally, you don’t have to train anyone. (Especially when they are likely to move on in 18 to 24 months)
And it would be done by proven experts.
And you wouldn’t have to do much to make it all happen.
You’re kind of in-between levels … or stuck in the middle.

Instant Appeals & Reports

We developed Instant Appeals & Reports to help organizations just like yours.

For less than the cost of an employee, you can offload your appeals, e-appeals and newsletters to a professional team.
You’ll be able to focus your time and effort on more important tasks. And your fundraising will raise more money.
Your fundraising will be created by trusted, proven experts whose entire job is to create appeals and newsletters that work for you and your donors!
You’ll start raising more money immediately. Your donor retention rates will go up, raising more money in the long run. And you’ll have removed a ‘problem’ from your / your staff’s plate.
All of our Fundraising Advisors are trained by Steven Screen, the appeal and newsletter guru who is a past winner of the national award for Best Direct Mail Package of the Year.
Other Fundraising Resources
Improve your fundraising skills with our library of free resources
Feel free to download any of our eBooks and free resources, watch our videos, and listen to our podcast to help you start raising more money and improve your Fundraising.

Fundraising Offers

What they are, how they work, how to make a great one

A “Fundraising Offer” is what a piece of fundraising promises will happen when a donor makes a gift.

If you want to make great offers for your organization – if you want to raise more money – download this eBook!

Storytelling for ACTION

3 BIG IDEAS that nobody told you about using stories to raise money

Just “telling better stories” isn’t a magical key to fundraising success. You’ll learn which types of stories to tell, and when to tell them, to deepen the relationship with your donors and cause them to take action.

Download the free eBook and dive right into better fundraising right now!

Don't Talk About Your Nonprofit in your Fundraising

The video helps explain why donor-centric fundraising is more effective than organization-centric fundraising. It’s taken from a recent free webinar Steven did where he was doing live reviews of appeals and newsletters. It’s this simple truth – that most donors are more interested in themselves and the things they care about – that explains why classic organization-centric fundraising doesn’t work as well.

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