raising money, reimagined
Join the most advanced practitioners and become an agent of positive change … a developer of human potential … a force for optimism about the future.
Jim Lord, Co-Founder
So much potential is being lost, so much good left undone — because of how we go about our work.
In a world awash in cynicism, mistrust of institutions, and anxiety about the future, too many donors shy away from bold investments in the common good. Add the challenges of departmental silos, outmoded techniques, short-term metrics ... and it's no surprise development professionals are feeling the heat. (While the entire profession faces unsustainable talent shortages and turnover.)
We can help you discover a better way of doing this work.
Behavioral science proves it: We perform at our best when we work from our strengths and see our contributions honored. Instead of pushing to force more productivity, the most successful organizations invest in creating a culture of confidence and possibility. A culture that brings out the best in people — staff, volunteers, and donors alike — so they're inspired to bring more of themselves to the cause.
A few of our distinguished alums ...
Jim Hodge, like too many development officers, found himself facing burnout. Exposure to fresh ideas not only kept him in the field, but gave him a new mindset that laid the foundation for an exceptional 35-year career in principal gifts at Mayo Clinic and the University of Colorado. See how Jim energized his career.
Dan Loritz faced unusual challenges in getting his university's largest-ever capital campaign off the ground. A high-engagement approach let Dan skip the conventional feasibility study and case for support, meet the campaign goal, increase it, and then far surpass the new goal. Discover how Dan did it.
Jay Hughes, high-level advisor and confidante to families of wealth, shares insights on building relationships of trust and influence. His mentoring of Charlie Collier, leading philanthropic advisor at Harvard, has had a lasting influence at the highest levels of the development profession. Go behind the scenes with Jay.