With five departments covering integrated marketing, design, print/production, data science and global philanthropy, we create tailored solutions specific to your needs. Building from decades of experience in charitable giving, we ensure that our nonprofit partners have the strong foundation, communications and back-end support that are essential to successful fundraising.
Across our services, you can be assured of having at least two to three dedicated team members engaged in strategy and day-to-day project implementation, with senior leadership maintaining oversight on big-picture strategy. As your service needs grow or become more complicated, we seamlessly grow the team as well – incorporating subject area experts that bring the latest intelligence from the sector to every project.
Nonprofits need to spend time with their prospects and donors, which is why Faircom provides critical operational support as an extended development back office. For organizations with limited capacity, Faircom provides strategic counsel and implementation support for high-touch prospect and donor relationships. This can include:
We work as valuable partners behind the scenes of your prospect and donor relationships, ensuring the connection stays directly with your nonprofit. This helps build loyalty, trust, and a sense of partnership between you and the donor – the cornerstones of transformational philanthropy.
Storytelling is fundamental to building relationships with your audience. Our team of communications and design specialists help craft a range of cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship pieces that enable our partners to convey the value and urgency of their missions. The most fundamental component of nonprofit communications is a Case for Support, a kind of prospectus to pitch charitable investments to donors. In drafting such a document, we:
Knowing the landscape for fundraising is essential to thoughtful, targeted strategy development. When entering a new market, we recommend that organizations start with research to understand where they fit. Looking at peer groups and relevant nonprofit sub-sectors allows us to see what works – or doesn’t – in fundraising for a particular mission. Factors we explore include:
From this work, we integrate lessons and learnings to understand:
A Board of Directors is one of the most important weapons in a nonprofit’s arsenal for fundraising – but they need proper support, training, and tools to be effective. Utilizing similar tools like prospect research can allow us to identify new board candidates if a group is seeking to expand. With incoming or existing members, we also support their fundraising efficacy with services like:
Prospect research is important to finding new leads for funding as well as identifying pockets of opportunity for upgraded giving in your existing network. Using proprietary and subscription databases, donor screening tools, and well-honed research skills, Faircom researchers provide our partners with the kind of prospecting support typically reserved for large-scale nonprofits. In addition to feeding a pipeline for major giving, research ca n be valuable in finding new Board members or other volunteer leaders, or to expand a network of partners that build visibility and program reach. We assess prospect value and relevance based on three key indicators:
Research is tailored to each partner, and we share all findings including contact
and other details in customizable formats that give our partners actionable
intelligence to drive their fundraising.
Complementing integrated marketing strategies with personalized, high-touch engagement of prospects and donors is essential to strengthening your fundraising across all levels of the donor pyramid. To build high-dollar fundraising opportunities, we support nonprofits with:
A strong visual identity is necessary to stand out from the competition and create a strong first impression. Clean, consistent branding helps instill familiarity and trust among donors and non-donors alike. For new organizations, this may require creating an entirely novel identity, but even existing organizations can benefit from a brand refresh from time to time. We have a great deal of experience in both cases. When developing or refreshing a brand, we create:
Events small and large provide valuable opportunities to raise funds and connect with donors. Our team develops strategies for events based on an organization’s base and needs, as well as takes over all production logistics for implementation. This includes vendor sourcing and management, program design, invitation management, and more. Born out of necessity during the global lockdowns for Covid-19, the toolbox for events has now expanded to include virtual engagements. Despite the different medium, we bring the same skills to bear in crafting unique experiences for attendees – including incorporating virtual components to hybridize in-person events and extend reach to audiences beyond the room.
The U.S. is the #1 philanthropic market in the world, and so entering the American market to diversify your funding can be a smart, effective choice. However, you need to be prepared with a strategy to succeed.
That’s where we come in, with support that can include:
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