Black Fox Philanthropy is comprised of a team of innovative strategists who help raise vital funds for social change organizations around the globe. We transform passion and purpose into tangible, powerful results.

Black Fox Philanthropy can help you achieve results for your most audacious goals through:

  • Development strategy consulting
  • Capacity building in fundraising
  • Board engagement in fundraising
  • Major gifts and planned giving programs
  • Development coaching
  • Annual Appeals
  • Developing your Case for Support

Together, We Are a Force for Good.

To learn more about engaging our team of leaders in non-profit development, contact Natalie Lynn Rekstad at blackfox.natalie@gmail.com.

Testimonials ~ Partial List

"Black Fox Philanthropy has been integral to the launch and success of our major gifts program at a time when Bridges to Prosperity was in a pivotal stage of organizational growth. Our continued growth would not have been possible without Natalie's thought leadership. In some capacity, she acted as a personal mentor to me while developing new fundraisers and strategies.

The Black Fox team is unique in that it is able to give objective insight into your work and compare it to other folks in the industry who have had success. In addition, since Natalie comes from the donor perspective, she is able to bring to light vocabulary that we now use both in our discussions and our print material.

We got much more out of the investment we made in working with Black Fox Philanthropy and I could not give a stronger recommendation; Natalie and her team have helped to equip our organization with the tools necessary to create a development plan that will speak directly to the hearts of our donors and to grow our capacity to achieve our wildest ambitions."

~ Avery Bang | Chief Executive Officer of Bridges to Prosperity

"The value we received from Black Fox Philanthropy far exceeded the investment. BFP makes you a part of their family. They went above and beyond our contractual scope of work over the course of an entire year to represent and promote Global Grassroots when opportunities arose. They have a completely comprehensive approach, weaving together analysis, research, recommendations, and content that builds internal capacity with staff and board, and builds a foundation of assets that the organization can leverage to sustain what they catalyze. Unlike most consultants, they roll up their sleeves and become your partners."

~ Gretchen Steidle | Founder | Global Grassroots

"The Black Fox Philanthropy team unleashed a powerful combination of creativity and experience that achieved high-impact results in fundraising and strategic initiatives, including developing several multi-year relationships so that the funding of The Women's Foundation of Colorado remains vibrant for years to come."

~ Louise C. Atkinson | Former CEO | Women's Foundation of Colorado

"Black Fox Philanthropy led our team through a day long intensive workshop that covered the power of storytelling, identifying skills and roles within fundraising, reviewing current trends in the sector and secrets to building powerful donor relationships. Natalie and Vanessa have a natural ability to connect with others and are extraordinarily passionate about their work. It was a pleasure to work with them and we're thankful for the 'gold nuggets' they provided the team to help Concern achieve excellence in fundraising!"

~ Dara Burke | Director of Individual Giving | Concern Worldwide US

"We have worked with consultants in the past, and it's always helpful, but Black Fox Philanthropy has given us the most specific overview we've had of the NGO landscape including other groups with similar missions and scale and how they articulate their mission. As a result, they were able to give new messaging ideas and brand positioning that can help us differentiate us to key funders. That's just what we needed."

~ Linn Kincannon | International Director and Co-founder | Thriive

"I just had the BEST donor call...because of you Natalie!!!! Oh my gosh. It was the best. I enjoyed it so much. I did my research - I looked at my questions and decided which ones to ask her and I had an hour-long conversation with a donor who to date has been really cold. WOW!!! She shared so much information - so much about their giving habits, how I could increase their gift, how best to communicate with them, etc. etc. Also the same with a two donors last week. I kind of knew before but now I feel I really know. Thank you thank you thank you...can I just say Thank you! You have made my job so much easier - I feel so empowered and connected more with the donors. The conversations are so good. And our organization will raise more money as a result. Thank you!!!"

~ Aisling Studdert | Senior Major Gifts Officer | ConcernWorldwide US

"My experience working with Black Fox Philanthropy was refreshing, informative, and productive. Black Fox brought professionalism, precision, and passion to every step of our collaboration to ensure the delivery of high quality work consistently and on time. It was a true pleasure to work with such a responsive, knowledgeable and dedicated team."

~ Sophie Andar | Ed.D. Executive Director | Culture Reframed

"Black Fox Philanthropy helped Splash launch our formal major gifts program by creating strategy for working with individuals and family foundations as well as performing detailed analysis of our fundraising data. Natalie and Vanessa also provided development coaching for Splash as we prepared for a key funder meeting. With Black Fox Philanthropy's strategic and tactical advice, Splash is better-positioned than ever for fundraising success."

~ Eric Stowe | Founder & Director | Splash

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