MISSION ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
With you every step of the way.
Mission Advancement Services offers a full menu of effective philanthropic support. Whether you’re just beginning to evaluate the feasibility of a campaign or looking to create long-term, sustainable programs, we can tailor services to fit your organization’s specific challenges and goals.
Take a look at all we can do for you.
A feasibility study answers questions critical to any fundraising effort. What are your needs? What is the level of support among your organization’s leaders and key constituents? MAS conducts confidential interviews from which we develop the best case for support and tailor the optimum strategy.
Make the Case
Why donors should support your fundraising efforts may not be as obvious to them as it is to you. MAS will help you craft a compelling case for support that will be relevant to those donors most important to you. Then we will help you construct a powerful campaign or appeal to execute it.
MAS helps your leaders lead more effectively. We offer a broad, systematic approach to Board development. This includes fundraising orientation and training, and evaluation of Board objectives and Board management. We also help you cultivate prospective Board members, which is critical to ensuring your organization’s long-term success.
Volunteers are essential to any non-profit; they provide vital support for both frontline work and back office tasks. MAS shows you how to respect and direct the passion people have for your mission. We provide the volunteer education, tailored training and the ongoing support necessary to met your specific goals.
MAS can help your non-profit organization plan a variety of special events to spread your mission and message, to celebrate outstanding achievements, and to cultivate new and existing donors.
An annual appeal is an effective way to establish long-term relationships between donors and your organization. It can cover everything from supporting operating costs to funding specific projects and programs. MAS focuses on donor giving patterns and helps you develop custom strategic plans to expand your donor base. We match donors’ interest levels with their ability to give thus maximizing the potential for your organization.
Sometimes, the financial support needed for a project or program is only a proposal submission away. But there is a skill to securing both private and government grants. MAS hosts grant writing workshops to train development staff. We also serve as a liaison between the organization and the grant maker. A properly crafted proposal can make all the difference.
Planned giving can be a source of very large gifts. Some planned gifts employ estate and tax planning techniques to both maximize the gift and minimize the financial impact on the donor’s estate. Other planned gifts continue to provide the donor with lifelong income. MAS crafts custom planned giving strategies that will benefit both the donor and your organization.
Charitable gift annuities
An annuity gift allows your donor to get the benefit of lifelong income while still providing valuable benefits to your organization. We will custom-craft giving strategies that deliver maximum benefit to both your mission and your donor.
Large-scale fundraising efforts for major capital purposes present unique challenges. They are designed to raise a target amount of money — usually a million dollars or more — in a specific span of time. MAS can help you create capital campaigns that make a significant impact on your ability to fulfill your mission.
Major gift consulting
Generous individuals looking to make an impact are every non-profit’s dream. We can help you identify, cultivate and manage these key individuals. That includes educating your staff on how to secure even larger and more impactful gifts.