Black Fox Philanthropy helps non-profits mobilize resources so they can solve the world’s complex problems in a powerful and sustainable way.  From limited engagements to year-long contracts, we work with NGOs as thought partners and strategic planners to break the cycle of urgency in fundraising.

Black Fox takes client satisfaction very seriously; we want to serve you so you can serve your mission.  If for any reason you are not satisfied with the services provided, Black Fox Philanthropy will work to ensure your satisfaction within 60 days.

FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES

Black Fox offers a suite of customizable services for non-profits looking to build capacity and deepen impact. No matter your organization’s size or geographic location, our services help mobilize the resources needed to amplify your work – so you can achieve great things.  We don’t just deliver premium quality work; our experienced fundraising professionals serve as your skilled allies and trusted counsel.  Your mission is our mission.

Black Fox Philanthropy tailors proven fundraising strategies to match your fundraising needs and internal budgets. Firmly rooted in data and best practices, our strategies maximize your 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 your opportunities or pain points, we will design a customized and effective solution to give you a leg up among your 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

A robust grant pipeline is vital to the long-term success of most non-profits, but many non-profit organizations lack the time, staff and paid database resources to uncover new funding sources. Through extensive research, Painless Prospecting makes it financially possible for organizations to uncover new prospective funders.   With a keen understanding of your fundraising goals and current grantors, we will develop a pipeline of new funders for your organization that can bolster your existing pipeline or help jump-start the work of a new development hire. Download our Painless Prospecting info sheet.  Our new Fundraising Toolkit complements Painless Prospecting, as it equips you with the sophisticated communications materials needed to connect with new funder prospects.

It is vitally important to have engaged and empowered board leadership if your organization is to achieve its full impact. Black Fox Philanthropy can help you build a strong fundraising board by analyzing and maximizing current board strengths, identifying the right new members, setting expectations and training board members to become serious and sophisticated fundraisers.

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING

Persuasive messages and communication tools are the underpinnings of all effective fundraising strategies.  Messages must be concise and forge a connection with your audience by speaking to the heart and then the mind.  Our seasoned communications professionals understand the nexus between messaging and fundraising and work with clients to develop smart, targeted, inspiring messages and other communications assets that will connect with funders and help unlock new sources of revenue.

Black Fox Philanthropy will perform an analysis of your peer organizations’ marketing approach and messaging to ensure your new narrative will capture best practices in the sector while differentiating you from others who work in the space. This will ensure your organization sets itself apart from others, resulting in optimal positioning for securing funding.  Our team of communications specialists will lead you through a proven message development process that concludes with us delivering fresh, compelling and persuasive language that serves as the central tenets of all your communications going forward, including written materials, web content and social media.

Black Fox Philanthropy begins by developing a comprehensive Case for Support that serves as the core document informing all communications. This new narrative builds upon your existing track record while positioning a new era of possibility and impact for your organization. We incorporate emotional texture into your logical and proven approach, resulting in a persuasive document that has a sense of urgency and a clear call to action. Drawing upon the Case for Support, we also create a suite of communications materials to engage new and existing audiences and build your brand, including a website refresh, social media messaging, a customizable pitch deck, a 2-page marketing piece, and a suite of letters and emails designed to engage existing funders, lapsed funders, and new funders.  In addition to a smart website, social media is key to building your brand. The more robust brand awareness you have, the better able you will be to raise funds, engage volunteers and attract board members and other important allies.  Black Fox social media experts will help devise a plan for you to utilize social media channels, including developing content that is targeted, deliberate and has clear goals for success; expanding your sphere of followers; positioning you as a thought leader, and; creating a specific posting cadence to keep your organization top of mind for followers.

Our Fundraising Toolkit is a new low-cost, high yield service designed to boost your fundraising success in the short and long-term while building your organizational capacity and development team skills for engaging new funders.  In this service, we take a deep dive with a market/landscape analysis combined with a diagnostic of your messaging and positioning in your area of focus.  We then create funder-centric materials that set you apart from other worthy organizations that are focused upon your issue area.  Key components include: Compelling core messaging; Custom pitch materials; Suite of engagement letters and emails; Call script for donor engagement, and; Black Fox training materials to increase fundraising capacity and skills development.  The Fundraising Toolkit is designed to complement our Painless Prospecting service that does time-consuming funder research for you. Download the  Fundraising Toolkit details or the Painless Prospecting details here!

PAINLESS PROSPECTING

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.  That’s all it takes for your organization to bolster your existing pipeline and/or jump-start the success of a new development hire.  Download the details.

PHASE ONE

Through data requests and conversations, Black Fox Philanthropy will work with you to gain a thorough understanding of your current funding pipeline, including funders who have funded your organization in the past, funders who have declined to fund you, and funders that are already on your radar. Excluding these funders, Black Fox Philanthropy will develop a pipeline of new funder prospects, based on key characteristics you seek in new funders. We will identify your “BFFs,” or Best Fit Funders, and clearly sketch out their ability to fund at the level you seek and their level of interest in your work based on their stated priorities and past grantees.

Time and Financial Investment: One-month engagement; $3,750

PHASE TWO

Building upon our wildly popular Phase One, Phase Two goes a step further toward helping you secure funding.  Skilled Black Fox Philanthropy team members will work with you to develop persuasive materials for your use when initiating relationships with funders.  Specific deliverables are customized core messages and outreach communications such as an initial email to funders, follow up letter and phone script.

Time and Financial Investment: One-month engagement; $1,500

PHASE THREE

Engaging the funder!  Our team of professional grant writers will craft an LOI or full grant application for any funder that invites your organization to apply.

Time and Financial Investment: 10-15 business days per LOI; however, shorter deadlines will be accommodated when possible. Fee depends upon complexity; however, most LOIs end up costing around $450.

NAME A CHALLENGE; WE HAVE A SOLUTION.

Need a more robust pipeline of funders

Solution:

Painless Prospecting

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We need more unrestricted funding

Solutions:

Major Gifts Strategy

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When it comes to fundraising, we have some ideas but no plan

Solution:

Organization-Wide Fundraising Strategy

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My board is averse to fundraising

Solution:

Board/Staff Fundraising Retreats

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I need a thought partner for tough fundraising challenges

Solution:

Coaching for High Stakes Funder Meetings

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Key grants are sunsetting

Solution:

Painless Prospecting

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My organization is caught in a cycle of urgency in fundraising

Solution:

Fundraising Diagnostic

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We need a major gifts program to attract individual high net worth funders

Solution:

Major Gifts Strategy

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