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Blended Measures increased board giving by 50% and helped recruit senior management level corporate employees to serve on boards of…
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Over the past two years, the Blended Measures team has secured over $7 million in grant support for nonprofit organizations including…
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We will develop an annual fund strategy and execution plan to properly engage donors, and make asks at the appropriate times…
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Comprehensive Development Support
Blended Measures increased board giving by 50% and helped recruit senior management level corporate employees to serve on boards of directors at several nonprofit organizations by recommending and implementing board governance strategies. Whether you are in need of a development plan, annual campaign strategy and implementation, database management, online giving tools, ideas about how to bring synergy to your fundraising and programs team to increase fundraising and programmatic outcomes, major gift donor stewardship or cultivation, planned giving basics or an updated grant pipeline and verbiage, Blended Measures has the experience to assist you with solutions that net results.
Fundraising Event Planning
Over the past five years, Blended Measures has planned and executed events that have raised more than $4 million in nonprofit general operating support. A fundraising event is a great outlet to tell your organization’s story and the difference you make in the community. Also, it is an opportunity to identify and cultivate donor prospects, while creatively marketing your organization’s effectiveness and securing support to continue your work. Blended Measures will assist with writing a sponsorship package, creating your event theme and marketing plan, selecting a venue, negotiating contracts, developing timelines and business plans, managing your budget, laying out a fundraising-to-goal projection plan, suggesting current industry trends to meet and exceed your goals and all other event execution details. Whether you are planning a fundraising dinner, cocktail party, luncheon, golf tournament or silent auction, Blended Measures will provide solutions to increase the ‘return on investment’ for your event.
Additionally, Blended Measures plans and assists with strategies for promotional and information events such as annual meetings, board and staff retreats, and donor ‘friend’ raisers (wine tastings, luncheons, etc.) to assist with marketing and moves management processes to increase awareness and support.
Grant Research, Writing and Reporting Management
Over the past two years, the Blended Measures team has secured over $7 million in grant support for nonprofit organizations including private and corporate foundations, government contracts, capital campaign funders, and United Way. We have extensive writing experience and possess the strategies to get your proposal reviewed by key decision makers in a competitive market where foundations are receiving up to 30 proposals for every one grant awarded. Additionally, we will assist with managing your reporting calendar and engaging all necessary program staff to secure outcomes and submit timely reports.
Blended Measures will also conduct grant research and writing training for your entire team. They will learn the components of a grant proposal and key strategies to get your proposal funded.
Annual Report Writing & Design
Blended Measures will lead the theme, writing and graphic design process to produce a compelling Annual Report that highlights recent outcomes and effectiveness. These documents are used as a communication method and tool for current and prospective donors, are included in grant application packages to help raise additional funds, and electronic links to online documents can be easily emailed to key contacts. Annual Reports serve as a historical tool for the agency to capture and track successful strategic achievements.
Annual Fund Strategy & Management
We will develop an annual fund strategy and execution plan to properly engage donors, and make asks at the appropriate times, to ensure you meet your budgeted goals. Blended Measures will strategize and manage creative donor touches, thank-a-thon’s and the overall rollout of the asks that include leveraging direct mail, email, and social media to secure donations.
Year-End Appeal Writing, Design & Management
Your organization’s year-end fundraising is only as good as the community’s awareness of your story, accomplishments, mission, and vision. Blended Measures led a year-end giving campaign that included creating a theme; writing, and designing, a visually appealing brochure and ask-letter; producing compelling videos; and creating a social media and email strategy. The campaign secured over $1.5 million dollars in direct gifts and pledges. While we cannot guarantee these results for all clients, our strategies are proven to generate support!