Institutional Fundraising

Funding Research 

We research potential private and corporate foundations for our clients, providing lists of institutional funders whose goals are in line with their project, program and general operating support needs.

Letters of Inquiry

We develop letters of inquiry (LOI’s) for potential funding opportunities and/or prospective foundations.

Grant Writing 

Our grant writing services also include all necessary consulting, proposal drafts, and communications with program staff, board members, foundation staff, etc.

Grants editing and consulting

We provide objective grant evaluations, and can review grants that have already been written to ensure that they meet the requirements of potential funders.

Grants Management

After the grant is funded, we also provide support for all follow-up work, including report writing and tracking, and communicating with program staff to ensure that the goals and objectives of the grant are met in accordance with the timeline set in the proposal.

Individuals and Major Donors

Research

We research potential donors, providing lists of individuals whose philanthropic goals are aligned with the mission and goals of the organizations we support. We also work with our clients to hone donor prospect lists, identifying individuals who are most likely to support their work.

Point-of-Entry Communications

We help our clients develop point-of-entry communications for prospective individual donors.

Major Donor Campaign Development and Project Management

We develop and help to execute major donor campaigns that include periodic event and/or meeting schedules; cultivation tasks for staff and board; ask events, and more.

Online Giving

We help our clients increase online engagement to reach online giving goals. This includes but is not limited to developing online communication channels; segmenting potential online donors; and creating plans for tracking Key Online Performance Indicators.

Board Development

Board Training

AM Crawford helps our clients develop the most effective fundraising boards possible by training board members how to be excellent stewards for their organizations.

Recruitment & Orientation

We work with our board leadership to help them develop a strong balance of talent while recruiting and orienting potential board members. 

Skills Development

We help individual board members hone their stewardship skills, including telling the organization’s story and specific training for myriad fundraising tactics.