At Fundraiser Strategies we are proud of the work we have done in collaboration with philanthropy visionaries and leaders across the nation. We craft customized strategic and tactical plans for board development, staff training, feasibility studies, executive coaching, mentoring emerging leaders, and interim executive staffing. Please take a moment to read our client testimonials about our services we provide which bridge the gap between between foundation and hospital executives.
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“I have been to several seminars on fundraising and found John’s seminar to be better than any I have recently been to. His presentation style was interactive and open. He maintained the seriousness of the topic while injecting a healthy measure of friendliness. John displayed his fundraising knowledge and experience and gave me new ideas to implement.”
“Our RotaCare fundraising efforts were in deep need of a strategic plan and framework for renewed action. With obvious and excellent preparation, he laid out the fundraising plan plank-by-plank with pertinent examples and great humor. John quickly developed rapport with the group and used it to elicit opinion, feedback and buy-in. The outlook of our group has been transformed! I highly recommend John to help any philanthropic organization with their fundraising plan.”
John conducted the first development audit for the RotaCare Bay Area clinic system. His approach was methodical and very thorough. He quickly identified the areas our organization needed to address in order to implement a robust fund development plan. His strategies and tactics were excellent and achievable given our staffing resources. Our board was impressed with his grasp of our issues and his suggestions. I highly recommend John to any nonprofit organization seeking to create, augment, and implement fund and board development programs.
“John brought to CHRISTUS LA a new discipline for fund raising. He brought tools and techniques to promote planned giving. He also was instrumental in getting the first capital campaign off the ground in LA. He brings a high level of professionalism to his position.”
“Simply put, John is a visionary. He is a CEO that sees beyond what he has today so he can better the organization and expand its progress. Together we have worked on a number of projects for the Alzheimer’s Association and his ability to see them through so they succeed is second to none. He has a canning ability to be able to communicate with all levels of his team, and it shows”
“I had the recent pleasure of working with John when he volunteered to help the advisory council for an organization we’re both involved with to develop an approach to fund development. We’re new at this, and some of us can’t possibly imagine asking others for money. John prepared very well for our evening meeting by sending all of us a questionnaire to gauge our readiness for fund raising so that he could tailor the discussion. He guided us through making a plan that left us all energized and fully committed to a sustained fund raising effort. No hard-sell. Just making friends for our organization, which will eventually bring them into the donor fold. He made it seem fun, easy, and doable.”
“If your organization needs a jump-start into fund development, John Gilchrist can definitely help energize your group.”
“I have known John in his most recent role as CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association in Dallas. He is a fine strategic leader, knows his program management and fund raising essentials. He was a major leader of a task force that published a very progressive portion of the state of Texas Alzheimer plan on brain health and risk reduction—one of the few states to address these issues—and without his leadership it would not have happened.”
“John led our non-profit in an organized and thorough strategic fundraising process. He provided the explanations and building blocks in order to put in place an outline of a sustainable fundraising plan. John broke down the steps so it was manageable and not a daunting process. All members walked away enthusiastic and fully engaged, each with a vision of how they could personally contribute to the overall fundraising process.”
CEO, RotaCare Bay Area
John shared his expertise with our non-profit organization and led us in the development of a sustainable fund raising campaign. I have the utmost respect for his skills, knowledge and abilities to share this wisdom. John is a great person and truly knows this work. Anyone looking to further their fundraising endeavors should utilize this man’s talent and expertise.”