Marcie, I found your presentation extremely informative and helpful. I do not have an educational background in development, marketing or fundraising. My non-profit and volunteer experiences gave me enough to get me started. I attended your presentation after 17 months of flying by the seat of my pants. When I attended your presentation things suddenly began to make sense to me. I began to see a clearer path for my program. I have been able to use the information in real and practical settings."

Most sincerely,
Sara Bodensteiner-Brown,
Development Director

American Foundation of
Counseling Services, Green Bay, WI

Wagner Fundraising's core competency is raising more than money, we raise the bar within organizations with results that create effective fundraising systems giving you a sustainable future. Together we will bring your mission to life. Together we will make your dreams come true.

Specific Services

  • Trainings/Workshops

  • Foundation Grant Research and Writing

  • Federal Grant Research and Writing

  • Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies and Implementation

  • Annual Fund Management

  • Development Communications & Website Creation/Optimization

  • Market Research and Focus Groups

  • Development Assessments/Infrastructure

Grant Research and Writing
We like eggs and we put them in many baskets – Wagner Fundraising understands that grant research and writing is an essential part of an organizations funding stream. Don’t miss a deadline or opportunity to fund a special project due to lack of time or staff. Our group has access to over 50 paid and free grant databases. We have the experience to write and win federal, corporate and foundation grants and we can help.

 Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies and Implementation
At one point in most non profit's life span they will require a capital campaign, and typically utilizing outside council will increase your chances of reaching your goal and alleviate additional pressure on current development staff. Wagner Fundraising provides services in all phases of campaign planning and implementation. Specific areas include; feasibility studies, developing the case for support, staff and volunteer training, campaign planning and developing supporting documents (media kits for example), internal fundraising systems, grant sourcing and writing, major gift prospecting and solicitation.

 

Annual Fund Management
A strong, strategic annual fund infrastructure is the cornerstone of sustainable, upgradeable revenue for every fundraising program. ML Wagner Fundraising Group has a proven track record of designing and implementing annual giving programs that expand our client's donor base, as well as increasing average gifts.

After completing an analysis of an organization's annual activities - including
donor databases, communications activities, donor recognition and events,
and marketing activities – Wagner Fundraising will help assess giving
patterns of all constituencies and offer recommendations for enhancing
your annual appeal.


Development Communications & Website Creation/Optimization
Professional (but not necessarily expensive) and positive communications is essential. Wagner Fundraising offers a full range of development communication services to ensure your mission is abundantly clear, understood and ultimately supported. Communication services offered include:

• Website creation and optimization
• Publicity and publication audits
• Publication production including, but not limited to brochures, annual reports & case statements
• Copy writing for direct mail, press releases, phone scripts, speeches and more
• Video and multimedia production
• Speaker’s Bureau creation & promotion
• Media training for staff

We have the best communication professionals in the field and can help you identify your key messages and keep your communications on track – when you are on message, relentlessly convey that message and that message is compelling the money will follow.

Development Assessments/Infrastructure
An outside, objective review of an organization's overall fundraising program
can help identify outdated strategies, unrealized opportunities, or areas that
need fine-tuning.

A Wagner Fundraising assessment, done cooperatively with top management
and fundraising staff, includes a thorough analysis of staffing and reporting lines, administrative policies and procedures, research and computer operations, direct mail and phone solicitation strategies, prospect development and cultivation techniques, donor recognition programs and retention rates, and compliance with tax and legal requirements.

Our Gift to You
When ML Wagner Fundraising Group is your partner, our pledge is to continue
to work for you after the contract is complete on a pro bono basis (that’s free), providing an “open door” to answering questions and helping to solve problems that may arise – this is our gift to you. Thank you.