Fundraising Counsel

From assessment to implementation, we focus on best-practice fundraising methodology designed to elevate your giving program. We can help you identify opportunities that will enhance your fundraising effectiveness and organizational sustainability.

Strategic Planning

Our strategic planning services help you identify strategies that enable you to advance your mission. Through our expert facilitation and process management, we know how to help organizations identify and validate key components that become the foundation of a living and working strategic plan.

Campaign Planning

From pre-campaign counsel, to feasibility studies and campaign execution, we are your partner through each process providing strategies and specific actions that are implemented to enable a successful campaign. We help monitor progress and recommend the right adjustments to keep the campaign on course

Training & Speaking

Board and Staff

Are your teams working as effectively as they should be? We can help elevate performance by facilitating self-evaluation, discussion and goal-setting exercises that will change the dynamic and trajectory of the people in your organization

Conference/Group Presentations

We deliver dynamic presentations on current topics, providing you with clear takeaways that will help your organization thrive. Topics include donor retention, board engagement, maximizing donor relationships, achieving CFRE accreditation, and more.

Free Monthly Training

We created the Foothills Nonprofit Collaborative and facilitate monthly sessions on a variety of topics including making the ask, donor data management, ethics in fundraising, speaking/presentation skills, and much more. The sessions are free to any nonprofit CEO, board member or development director and attendees are encouraged to share their best practices in these dynamic and engaging sessions.

Continuing Education

Doug Hartjes is an experienced trainer who facilitates professional development and continuing educational opportunities through the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course and the AFP CFRE Refresher Course. Doug also customizes educational and training sessions for groups to focus on their specific needs.

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“Doug energizes the group in discussions and is always knowledgeable about the subject. Everyone benefits from his expertise. The meetings are extremely beneficial and the topics vary. I highly recommend Foothills Nonprofit Collaborative group to anyone in the fundraising business.”

– Lamar Smitherman, Outreach & Industry Relations – NC School of Science and Mathematics

“I have gleaned so much from the Foothills Nonprofit Collaborative group of which Doug created and facilitates. Collaboration is one of my core values and Doug has done a wonderful job bringing like-minded professionals together to share ideas and experiences. Doug not only brings years of fundraising experience and professionalism, he is a great facilitator.”

– Vicki Murray, Executive Director – Safe Harbor

“I have participated in the Foothills Nonprofit Collaborative and find the areas of focus to be very timely and pertinent to what non-profits are facing due to the ever-changing environment. Doug’s knowledge and expertise of the non-profit industry assists in challenging each organization to think outside the box and look for ways to better their organization.”

– Traci Riebel, Executive Director – Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation

“Doug Hartjes has filled a need in our community by creating a forum that brings nonprofits together to share knowledge, support one another, and provide insight on best practices. Doug is a skilled facilitator, drawing on years of fundraising and nonprofit leadership experience. We are incredibly lucky to have an expert in the nonprofit sector who is committed to giving back to our community through sharing his expertise with local nonprofits.”

– Lorissa Vines, Director of Development – Carolina Caring Foundation

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