Helping You Make The World A Better Place

Over $500M

Raised for nonprofits

12

Years in business

Over 110

Clients served

When you team with Hopkins Fundraising Consulting, you get experienced counsel, personalized service, and a partner you can trust. Working together, we help you achieve your goals.

Winning donors for your charitable organization requires more than just a great mission. To succeed, you need a plan and a partner who walks with you step by step on the path to meeting your objectives.

Why Choose Hopkins Fundraising Consulting?

The Other Guys Hopkins Fundraising Consulting
Often work with one or two types of nonprofits (for example: just churches) Works with all types of nonprofit organizations
High contract fees (and lots of add-on expenses) Affordable, flat fees (no add-ons, does not take a percentage of money raised)
Typically have limited references Call over 100 past clients to seek a reference
Experienced consultants sell the service and younger, inexperienced consultants deliver the service The owner of the company delivers the service, attends every meeting, answers every phone call and email
Juggle large client portfolios thereby limiting face time with individual clients Limited client load and lots of personalized attention
Cookie cutter approaches Unique approaches tailored to your needs
Hit and miss success rates 95% of clients hit their goals

Services

Pre-Campaign Feasibility Studies

Feasibility studies are the first critical step in planning for a capital or advancement campaign. Pre-campaign studies help nonprofit organizations gauge donor and community support for a specific capital project, program enhancement, or endowment effort.

Campaign Implementation and Management

Hopkins Fundraising Consulting offers comprehensive management of your organization’s campaign from the initial planning stages to the final ribbon cutting and celebration.

Organizational Assessment & Fundraising Readiness

Preparing for a successful fundraising program is a critical task. Hopkins Fundraising Consulting often partners with nonprofit organizations to assess an organization’s fundraising proficiency and to ready the charity to increase its fundraising effectiveness.

Annual Fund Development Planning

Improving your annual fund will result in more good for your community. We help organizations create a plan that clearly defines your fundraising objectives, develops carefully planned strategies for achieving those goals, engages your leadership in raising money, and results in a more robust base of financial support.

Other Services

  • Case for support development
  • Training and mentoring of new development staff
  • Fundraising training for board members
  • Planned giving counsel
  • Assistance in the hiring of development staff
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Our Clients

Hopkins Fundraising Consulting helped us exceed our $8.5 million capital campaign goal in nine months. This was my second successful campaign experience with Keith. He is very easy to work with and is consistently sincere and transparent in his interactions with staff and volunteer leadership. Keith is an intelligent, well-organized and articulate professional who always does what he says he’ll do – his follow up is impeccable. Keith is a skilled teacher who adapts well and makes both experienced and inexperienced staff and board/cabinet members comfortable with the campaign feasibility study and fundraising process. Whether still on contract or not, Keith stays with you until you achieve your fundraising goal. In addition to reaching fundraising goals, there is no doubt that Keith’s consulting efforts also help build capacity for your organization’s overall advancement function. I highly recommend Hopkins Fundraising Consulting.

Jim Visser Chief Advancement Officer, D.A. Blodgett-St. John's

Keith provided an organized, clear process to help us develop our message, create a strategy, identify prospects and solicit gifts. He made a seemingly daunting task manageable (and dare I say, even fun), as well as most importantly successful! I would highly recommend using Keith for any campaign project – large or small.

Deb Kalinka Manning Campaign Coordinator, University Prep Academy

Any organization that works with Keith will be in good hands. He is a consummate professional and an excellent consultant. He has a great personality and sense of humor, is extremely organized, detail-oriented, and responsive. He provided incredible guidance, direction, and all the tools needed to be successful with our multi-million dollar campaign. He was always two steps ahead of us with providing the “next steps”, agendas, meeting materials, and other items that we needed. While I could list many more attributes of Keith’s, I will just add that everyone who worked with Keith on our campaign respected and trusted him. We would hire Keith again in a heartbeat and would refer him to any and everyone.

Sue Jones Development Director, Pretty Lake Vacation Camp

Meet Keith

Keith has worked with the nonprofit community for over twenty-seven years. His early career experience included work in higher education and health care where he was employed in teaching, administration, and fund development.

He has been a consultant for over twenty years and founded Hopkins Fundraising Consulting in 2007 when he saw a need in the market for more personalized consulting services.

His experience has provided him with vast exposure to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and the funding challenges they face. He has worked with churches, colleges, athletic organizations, libraries, hospitals, social service agencies, faith-based organizations, camps, arts organizations, educational entities, and museums.

Nonprofit News and Views

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