We have decided to hire a fundraising consultant after trying two 6-month fundraising experiments. Although both were valuable learning experiences, our team sometimes struggled to apply our limited amount of time, resources, and experience to all of our projects. We’ve concluded that our efforts are likely to be even more effective under the guidance of an experienced and motivated professional
We considered many free mentoring options, but it proved difficult to find someone with experience in similar organizations and willing to put in the hours we needed for free.
What we need from a consultant
The traits we were looking for have been gathered into a summary chart (green is good compared to other consultants, yellow is average, red is bad). We had a more detailed sub-chart for each of these elements.
Unsurprisingly we ended up choosing number #1 and will be hiring him on a month to month basis and will write updates on how we feel it is going.
This is a blog that details our month to month organizational progress as well as the more technical ideas we have. The RSS feed is just for this content, not for normal blog content.