It’s an honor to support organizations that serve as the backbone of our society: helping communities thrive by being safer, healthier, and closing the gap to equity and access. While philanthropy is our specialty, we serve a wide range of industries and verticals, including education, higher education, healthcare, youth services, and more. We’ve been honored to partner with visionary changemakers like those below to help them embrace the latest fundraising practices to amplify their mission. And we can’t wait to work with you.
Make Philanthropy Work helped our organization target the areas of greatest potential for fundraising growth. With Matt’s guidance, we have identified current donors that have the potential to give at a higher level. Together, we continue to work on a cultivation strategy for donors that we believe will have a lasting impact on the future of our organization.
Rebekah WellsDevelopment Director Brent’s Place
Overall it was a great session! I enjoyed the flow and thought and the session was effective, interesting, and engaging. It was very relevant, very topical, and very eye-opening.” “They were both excellent and did a great job pacing the session. There was a perfect blend of information along with practice and simulation of major gift asking. I loved everything about this session!
Feedback from the Institute for Leaders in Development Major Gift Session
Matt Wasserman’s guidance was instrumental in helping Ascanio’s Purse to determine our overall campaign strategy and approach for engaging with donors. Through his hands-on thoughtful approach, we were able to meet and exceed our initial goal. He always made himself available, and was instrumental in finding solutions to overcome some of our biggest fundraising hurdles
Robert SobelAscanio’s Purse
Make Philanthropy Work really helped get our board “on board” with the direction we need to take on fundraising as we enter a new chapter in the life of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. He motivated us to focus on how we can build the community support needed to ensure our organization’s future viability. One amazing result was that just one week after the training one of our long-term board members presented us a check for $10,000 to jumpstart our fundraising campaign! John Pepperdine has also provided ongoing advice and recommendations as we’ve worked on building our donor database and develop email appeals.
Jim HollandPresident, Board of Directors, National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
Assessing not only the potential, but also the strategy for Iliff's fundraising was vital for the School to map a path to reach our potential. In a very short time, MPW got us the answers we needed, and more! They were extremely thorough and insightful, providing expertise and experience. More than just wisdom, they brought an understanding of Iliff from an outside perspective, ensuring we'd succeed with the resources available.
Kelsey CochraneVice President of Institutional Advancement, Iliff School of Theology
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