Funding Solutions is an effective, energetic and successful team of professionals that works with local community and organization leaders to enable them to achieve their vision.

Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce

January 2018

As reported in The Cullman Tribune on November 29, 2017: The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and guests gathered at Stone Bridge Farms to celebrate the first year and attainment of a major milestone for its five-year development program Converging for Success, described by the Chamber as “a project to formalize a communitywide strategic plan to guide the growth and development of the Cullman area.”

Fred Mickelson, representing Texas-based Funding Solutions, which helped create the strategic plan and raise the funds to support it, made an announcement that the campaign’s supporters have been waiting to hear for some time: “The bottom line: it’s my pleasure to announce that community leadership have indeed stepped up to the challenge, and that, working together, we have met our $1.75 million goal. Congratulations to all of you for making this achievement possible.”

Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce President Leah Bolin speaks to a crowd at the Converging for Success victory celebration.

Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

January 2018

“The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce exceeded its Shelby One Next Level Up campaign goal by over 20%!” This announcement by Kirk Mancer, Chamber President and CEO, came on November 15, 2017 – just three months after the campaign launch. Funding Solutions is proud to lead GSCCC through another successful campaign!”

Alex Dudchock and Mike Thompson, Co-Chairs of the Shelby One Next Level Up campaign, announce that the campaign reached $2,106,670, more than $366,000 over its $1.75 million goal.

Pictured L to R at the GSCCC Campaign Victory Celebration are: Alex Dudchock, Shelby County Manager; Tom Mucks, Funding Solutions President; Marty Handlon, City of Alabaster Mayor; Chad Scroggins, Shelby County; and Mike Vest, Shelby County Commission.

Pictured L to R: Kirk Mancer; Bill Keller, Renasant Bank; Tom Mucks, Funding Solutions.

Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

January 2018

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 6th campaign with Funding Solutions in January 2018. “We are proud and honored to have such a long and successful relationship with John Seymour and his staff,” says Tom Mucks, President of Funding Solutions.


Funding Solutions partner Fred Mickelson led a leadership off site meeting for the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce to identify key issues for the upcoming campaign. Pictured L to R: Patrick Johnson, Chair, State Farm Insurance; Tom Mucks, Funding Solutions; Tim Lovelace, Chair Elect, Renasant Bank; Mike Dryden, Funding Solutions; Fred Mickelson, and John Seymour, DMCCC.

Birmingham Business Alliance

January 2018

The Birmingham Business Alliance has retained Funding Solutions in 2018 to conduct a review of their investor relations effort and fund raising potential for the organization.

South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce

January 2018

In October 2017, Funding Solutions helped launch a new five-year campaign - The Gateway Initiative, One Vision, One Voice, Moving South Baldwin Forward - with the South Baldwin (AL) Chamber of Commerce. “We will begin implementation of the new Gateway Initiative in January 2018,” said Chamber President and CEO Donna Watts. “The five-year plan includes three Program of Work Initiatives; each with a specific mission, detailed objectives and projected outcomes.” The goal for the campaign is $1.25 million.

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

January 2018

“In June 2017, Funding Solutions successfully completed The Next Level Up campaign for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.” President and CEO Jim Page said. "They have been our trusted partner and we turned to them again to guide us through our five year campaign.”

Jackson County

January 2018

The Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the hiring of Director of Talent Development Pam McElroy. The hiring is part of the Chamber’s Gateway to the Future: One Vision, One Voice, One Jackson County five-year campaign, which kicked off in 2016. McElroy’s primary responsibility will be as a liaison between education, business and industries, working with each to fulfill the Chamber’s workforce initiative.

Funding Solutions Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

January 2018

“Funding Solutions is blessed to celebrate our 20TH anniversary,” says Tom Mucks, President. “Over the last 20 years we have had the opportunity to partner with many great organizations, their fine staff and leadership. We look forward to many more years of success.”

Funding Solutions provides comprehensive analysis, fundraising strategies and implementation, leading to success for client organizations and communities.

Our unique approach includes involvement of all the Funding Solutions partners with each client. Each partner brings unique skills to all projects to build the best plan and achieve the best results. We will help outline the strategic framework, build leadership consensus and obtain funding from a variety of public and private sector entities including of time, talent and dollar resources.

And, we don't stop there. Funding Solutions understands that helping to start a capital campaign is a major commitment. We will work with you at every level to get the job done.

Funding Solutions has a successful track record in setting and achieving the goals of our clients. We have a passion for our work, and more importantly, we are committed and accountable as a funding partner.

Funding Solutions, Inc.

Recent Campaign Success:

$1.75 million
The Shoals Chamber of Commerce

$2.1 million
Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce (more than 20% over their goal)

$1.5 million
Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

$3.5 million
Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama