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 offers a suite of fundraising 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 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 ACCELERATORS

Black Fox Philanthropy focuses upon meeting clients where they are, prescribing high impact services that are within budget while addressing barriers to fulfilling clients’ needs to do with attracting funding. Over time, several of our core services have emerged as vital to attracting and building funding relationships with mission-aligned partners. Those services include Painless Prospecting, the Fundraising Communications Toolkit, Advancement Outreach, Grant Writing, and more.  While each service is strong as a standalone offering, combined and done correctly, they are a immediate and powerful rocket boost to your fundraising efforts. The goal is to get you as close to new funding as possible, as soon as possible.  

Black Fox Philanthropy has packaged together proven, high-impact fundraising strategies into our Fundraising Accelerator.  This robust package is designed to fast-track your fundraising efforts without stressing your internal budget. Firmly rooted in data and best practices, each of the services will boost your fundraising capacity and get you as close to new funding as possible!   This is our newest and most exciting package yet – combining funder research, message and materials development, advancement, grant writing, and educational capacity building materials into one transformative suite of services.  The Fundraising Accelerator includes:

  • Painless Prospecting – Sophisticated Foundation Funder Research
  • Fundraising Communications Toolkit (abridged version) – Building a Compelling Case for Support
  • Dedicated Advancement Outreach – Securing Invitations to Submit LOIs or Grants and Advancing Funder Relationships
  • Letters of Inquiry & Grant Submissions – Expert Grant Writing
  • Capacity Building Materials – Expanding the Knowledge and Skills of Non-Profit Leaders

Fundraising Accelerator Investment:  Six (6) Months; $18,500

Download our full Fundraising Accelerator Description here.

Black Fox Philanthropy has packaged together proven, high-impact fundraising strategies into our Abridged Fundraising Accelerator.  Just like the full Fundraising Accelerator, this robust package is designed to fast-track your fundraising efforts without stressing your internal budget but is for organizations who already have strong messaging and communications materials.  Firmly rooted in data and best practices, each of the services will boost your fundraising capacity and get you as close to new funding as possible!   This is our newest and most exciting package yet – combining funder research, advancement, grant writing, and educational capacity building materials into one transformative suite of services.  The Abridged Fundraising Accelerator includes:

  • Painless Prospecting – Sophisticated Foundation Funder Research
  • Dedicated Advancement Outreach – Securing Invitations to Submit LOIs or Grants and Advancing Funder Relationships
  • Letters of Inquiry & Grant Submissions – Expert Grant Writing
  • Capacity Building Materials – Expanding the Knowledge and Skills of Non-Profit Leaders

Abridged Fundraising Accelerator Investment:  Three (3) Months Total; $10,000

Download the full Abridged Fundraising Accelerator Description here.

PAINLESS PROSPECTING FUNDER RESEARCH

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.

A robust grant pipeline is vital to cultivating new funder partnerships, but many nonprofit organizations lack the time, staff and paid database resources for uncovering these funding sources. Through Painless Prospecting, Black Fox Philanthropy serves as a highly skilled short-term extension of your staff, making it financially accessible to organizations in the trenches of fundraising that need added bandwidth to uncover new grantors through extensive funder research.

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

FUNDRAISING COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT

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.

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 lead you through a proven message development process that concludes with us delivering fresh, compelling and persuasive language to serve as the basis for all your communications going forward, including written materials, web content and social media.  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, including template 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 the antidote to stale messages and materials and, if you do nothing else, can transform your fundraising success.  But is the perfect complement to our Painless Prospecting service that does time-consuming funder research for you.

Download the  Fundraising Toolkit details here!

Time and Financial Investment: 4 – 8 weeks;  $5,000

ADVANCEMENT OUTREACH

This powerful service has been designed for organizations with capacity for tremendous impact but lack the internal capacity to designate a primary staff fundraiser(s).   Or, perhaps the organization has a development professional but that person’s time is best invested in face to face meetings, not the initial outreach to develop interest and secure meetings with institutional or individual funders. The objective of this alliance for Black Fox Philanthropy to secure invitations to submit an LOI or grant, and/or to advance relationships with funders by securing key meetings for the primary fundraiser, setting the stage for success in securing funding partnerships.

Black Fox Philanthropy will serve as an extension of your organization’s staff for a six (6) month period of time to provide informed, targeted, expert outreach via email and phone calls to funders in your existing pipeline, alongside new funders uncovered in a Painless Prospecting process. The selected funders will be vetted for likelihood of near-term funding; however, note that institutional funder engagement typically has a longer cultivation cycle. Black Fox Philanthropy will also apply the lens of longer-term success so that your organization can continue a growth trajectory.

Download the full Dedicated Advancement Outreach Description here.

Time and Financial Investment: Six-Month Engagement; $18,500 investment. Optional continued month-to-month engagement at $3,000 per month.

MAJOR GIFTS

Black Fox Philanthropy has a well-deserved reputation in the area of Major Gift cultivation.  Led by Founder and CEO Natalie Rekstad, this high touch engagement will design a strategic infrastructure for your major gift campaign to engage individuals in making unrestricted, multi-year pledges. Black Fox will create and successfully implement a major gifts strategy that includes Funder Profiles, Wealth Screen, Board Fundraising Retreat, Creation of Major Gifts Strategy, Support During Major Gifts Program Rollout and Educational Capacity Building Resources.

Black Fox Philanthropy will develop a comprehensive, tailored fundraising strategy for major gifts that will include a strategy for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major funders.  Major elements include:

  • Comprehensive Major Gifts Program
    • Name and design of a giving club/society (example name: Visionary Society) that is aspirational and marketed as a long-term, highest-level investment in your mission and vision
    • A plan to engage new individuals, re-engage lapsed donors and reconnect with long-dormant individuals in your funder database during a “quiet phase” before a public launch
    • An emphasis on securing three-year commitments for longer-term strategic planning
    • An emphasis upon unrestricted gifts
  • Leveraging the involvement of board members in securing major gifts
  • Special events strategy that enhances major gifts/individual engagement
  • Funder relations and stewardship plan focused upon building community among your funders, a vital component to cultivating loyalty and increased giving

Download the full Major Gifts Description here.

Time and Financial Investment:  Twelve-Month Engagement; $30,000 – $40,000 investment based upon level of support provided, including in person board retreat(s).  Optional continued month-to-month support at $1,500 per month. 

NAME A CHALLENGE; WE HAVE A SOLUTION.

Need a more robust pipeline of funders

Solution:

Painless Prospecting

We need more unrestricted funding

Solutions:

Major Gifts Strategy

I am a new NGO, but don't know where to begin

Solution:

Organization-Wide Fundraising Strategy

I need compelling messages that resonate with funders

Solution:

Fundraising Communications Toolkit

My board is averse to fundraising

Solution:

Board/Staff Fundraising Retreats

Key grants are sunsetting

Solution:

Painless Prospecting

My organization is caught in a cycle of urgency in fundraising

Solution:

Fundraising Diagnostic

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

Solution:

Major Gifts Strategy