The Funding Solutions process is the best I have ever seen. Their process creates a sense of ownership by the whole community. Through their leadership they bring the business community together in a spirit of collaboration that was never achieved before.
We believe capital campaigns are programmatic, leadership-dependent and funds-driven by nature. The Funding Solutions partners become an integral part of our clients’ teams long after setting AND achieving the initial project goals. We believe capital campaigns are more than fundraising, rather, they are a long-term investment in community development. The Funding Solutions team engages on a deeper level with a hands-on approach and clear individual steps to codify the partnership and set carefully-crafted solutions in motion.
We interview appropriate staff members and key private and public sector community leaders to determine program feasibility, positioning and funding goals.
The information collected during the Initial Interviews serves as the basis for the LCB Report and Campaign Proposal. Funding Solutions recommends its level of involvement, which varies per proposal, and includes an overview of the materials needed to achieve prospective goals.
As our team digs in and works with staff, we determine the appropriate contributors for the fundraising effort. Funding Solutions recommends a mixed team: the client and appropriate principal(s) from our senior leadership. In this phase, support includes securing a campaign chairperson, co-chairs, steering committee, campaign office and a campaign cabinet, as needed.
Following the outlined Proposal, we produce all materials related to the campaign, including an Executive Summary, which serves as one of the primary sales tools.
Our team will coordinate and conduct all presentations and sales calls necessary to achieve the defined goals. We ensure proper follow-up after leading those meetings.
Funding Solutions secures a letter of intent for all commitments. We provide bi-monthly status reports and documentation that will remain in the permanent program files.
Our Chamber finished our very first campaign ahead of schedule, and we exceeded our goal! The Funding Solutions team is remarkable. They have a great program, and will stay with you step-by-step until you’re successful. I hope you will pick up the phone and give Funding Solutions a call. You’ll be very glad you did.
Recognizing the volume of work, number of contributors and various efforts required for a successful capital campaign, Funding Solutions breaks the process into phases focused on WHO, WHAT, WHY and HOW. Timelines encourage accountability, action-based plans and on-time completion to produce the best possible outcomes.
The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce recently completed our sixth campaign with Funding Solutions and raised over $2.6 million for The Partnership program. We exceeded our goal by over $100,000! Funding Solutions has been our trusted partner for over 27 years.
Funding Solutions is the ideal partner. Their team does much more than raise funds. Their complete approach -- with leadership development, program development and problem solving -- is unequaled.
Our Chamber's decision to partner with the Funding Solutions team has proven to be one of the most important decisions we've ever made. By following their well-managed, comprehensive process, we have experienced unprecedented funding success and now have the capacity to take our organization to the next level. The team at Funding Solutions has a wealth of community and economic development experience. Not only were they great community ambassadors for our organization, but they truly became an integral part of our Chamber team - and still are, long after the campaign.
The Funding Solutions process is the best I have ever seen. Their process creates a sense of ownership by the whole community in what the plan will be. Through their leadership they bring the business community together in a spirit of collaboration that was never achieved before. They are also great guys who roll up their sleeves and work hard to build a plan that makes sense for the community.
The professionals at Funding Solutions bring extensive corporate and leadership expertise to the non-profit world unlike any other firm. They bring passion, devotion and have helped us to fulfill our vision.