Carla’s services are designed to meet you and your organization where you are so that you can successfully journey to where you feel called to be.
Every church and nonprofit is unique, which is why Carla offers customized services designed to specifically suit your needs.
Potential coaching and planning services include:
Together we will analyze the performance of your current annual giving program and make recommendations related to building capacity for annual gifts, preparing for leadership giving, stewarding donors for increased and repeated giving, and leveraging branding and communications
Maybe your organization is be growing faster than you’ve been able to keep up, and you desperately need funding to hire more staff and to expand along with space and equipment. Maybe you’ve been paying off a debt on your building and you need something to supplement the rest of the way to get you to the finish line allowing you to move on to greater opportunities. Whatever the reason, it can be daunting to think about raising money for your dreams. But the truth is that while vision always exceeds finances, the finances to support your vision are within your grasp.
A highly functioning development program allocates its resources strategically in three critical areas: annual operational, major capital, and planned gifts.
Whether your organization needs help building a Development Program and Plan from the ground up, or whether you’d like to enhance your current Development Plan, I can help. I specialize in meeting you and your organization right where you are and helping you take strategic steps forward.
Building an effective website, creating a successful communications strategy, or reaching the right people at the right time does not just happen. Digital success requires understanding where you are, where you want to go, and then creating the road map to get you there.
Some organizations have a project in mind and know they will need funding to see it through, but they’re just not sure if the timing is right. I can give you an honest assessment of where your organization is on the readiness scale with Feasibility Study.
The Generosity Audit is a one-day experience that provides a thorough assessment of your church’s effectiveness and reveals new opportunities for creating a culture of generosity. The experience includes the collecting and analyzing of historical giving data prior to the audit, meeting onsite with senior leadership and “perspective groups,” and providing written recommendations after the visit.
By studying your numbers and interviewing leadership and other key people in your organization, I can help you understand the giving patterns of your church at the current time. We can then take those results to then build a flourishing generosity culture that will leverage the best aspects of your church, reflect your values and DNA, and establish effective tools to further build that culture of generosity.
As a Senior Generosity Strategist, I have managed medium to very large Advancement/Development shops and am equipped to help move your Development effort forward, even without on-site Development leadership. I can adapt my leadership to your specific needs; whether weekly external accountability for established Development Plans or regular on-site presence to lead the effort.
Wouldn’t it be great to understand the giving capacity of individual donors to your organization? Even better, how to approach them without scaring them away or showing favoritism? I can help you identify where this capacity exists as well as coaching you on the conversations and approach that can effectively inspire these major gifts. I will assist your organization in reaching its goals, and ultimately, bless your givers for their generosity.
The traditional capital campaign approach has successfully been around for decades and continues to be an effective approach for accelerating giving and growing givers, but there are limits to its approach. Possibly for your situation, you are feeling those limits and are seeking fresh ideas for increasing giving in your church.