Black Fox Philanthropy creates strategic partnerships with foundations and other funders to leverage Capacity Building Grants (CBGs) so grantees see greater fundraising results.

Foundation funders care not only about the mission and impact of their grantees but also about their grantee’s organizational sustainability.  They understand that for grantees to be successful long-term, they need clear and actionable strategies to attract robust financial support from a range of funders.  Black Fox creates alliances with these visionary foundation funders to deploy capacity building grants to grantees for bolstering fundraising, communications and board leadership.  Funders benefit through greater international portfolio success; NGOs benefit from working with knowledgeable advisors who accelerate their fundraising capacity and results.

We partner with foundations to build grantee fundraising capacity through the following services:

Many non-profit organizations lack the time, staff and paid database resources to uncover and pursue new funding sources. As a result, too many live in a constant state of urgency when it comes to fundraising, taking their focus off the good they are trying to create in the world. Painless Prospecting makes it financially possible for any size organization to rocket-boost their donor research and uncover new prospective funders within 4 short weeks.

Through data requests and conversations, Black Fox Philanthropy works with organizations to gain a thorough understanding of their current funding pipeline, including past funders, funders who have declined to fund them, and funders that are already on their radar. Excluding these funders, Black Fox Philanthropy develops a pipeline of new funder prospects. Out of these, we will identify “BFFs,” or Best Fit Funders, to focus clients where they have the highest likelihood of success.

We also help organizations to engage with new funders.  Our team of professional grant writers will craft an LOI or full grant for any funder that invites an application.

Download the details.

The Fundraising Toolkit is designed to increase your fundraising success while building organizational capacity and development team skills for engaging new funders.

With this service, we begin by taking a deep dive with a market/landscape analysis combined with a diagnostic of your messaging and positioning in your area of focus.  This informs our creating funder-centric materials that set you apart from other worthy organizations who are focused upon your issue area.  Key components include:

    • Compelling core messaging that is woven into all funder-facing communications.
    • Custom pitch materials that align with your branding and present a compelling opportunity for investment, including a one-pager and language for a pitch deck
    • Suite of engagement letters and emails
    • Call script for donor engagement
    • A host of Black Fox training materials to increase fundraising capacity and skills development

Download the full Fundraising Toolkit description.

Timeline:  8 – 12 weeks; $5,000 

Black Fox Philanthropy tailors proven fundraising strategies to match an organization’s fundraising needs and internal budgets. Firmly rooted in data and best practices, our strategies maximize fundraising capacity to generate new revenue.  We ensure clients have the knowledge, skills and materials to deepen existing funder relationships and create new funding alliances. Whatever an organization’s opportunities or pain points, we will design a customized and effective solution to provide a leg up among competitors.  We design and/or partner with clients to implement:

  • Organization-Wide Fundraising Strategies
  • Fundraising & Staff Diagnostics
  • Year End Appeals
  • Major Gifts
  • Coaching for High-Stakes Meetings
  • Relationship Mapping to Funders
  • Board Development & Staff Trainings