How Our Process Works
At Pacific Northwest Fundraising, we aim to make our initial process and continual experience as simple and straightforward as possible. The less you have to worry about on our end, the more time you have to focus on growing your organization and doing the things that really matter! Our team works with various nonprofit organizations, including the Columbia River Mental Health Foundation, Educational Opportunities for Children and Families, and St. Joseph Catholic School & Parish. The methods and practices that we use allow us to create sustainable and cost-effective fundraising for any NPO.
We understand that each organization has a different message, budget, and goal, so we create a customized plan of our services to help every NPO continuously reach their fundraising objective. Once we have a strong plan in place, our team will continue to monitor it and make any necessary adjustments to ensure we are reaching the desired goals.
We have laid out a simple roadmap to summarize how our process works; from introductions and ongoing maintenance to regular reports and future plans, we cover it all!
The first step in our process is to sit down with our clients and learn about them not only as an organization but as individuals as well. At Pacific Northwest Fundraising, we believe in creating genuine relationships with the people we work with because it promotes better communication, production, and an overall more enjoyable experience.
When our team meets with you, we will discuss your organization as a whole; what your mission is, the goals you hope to achieve, and the message you are trying to send. We want to gather as much information about your NPO as we can so that we have a clear understanding of what we need to do to help you.
Effective fundraising for NPO’s is a complex process that involves a variety of strategies and practices. One of the most crucial aspects is finding the right target audience. Many people fail to realize that trying to reach out to as many people as possible without a strategic plan in place creates a lot of work and yields very little results. You’ve probably heard the phrase “quality over quantity” this applies to fundraising as well.
At Pacific Northwest Fundraising, our team focuses on finding the best target audience for your organization, determining the most effective methods of attracting and engaging with them, and donor retention. Since donations are essential for any nonprofit organization, it is absolutely critical to find donors that are not only interested in your mission but are also willing to invest in the long-term. Our team focuses on these three key factors to ensure your organization continually acquires and maintains sufficient and lasting donors.
The next step in our process is to create a plan of action. At this point, our team will work with you to establish a budget and determine which of our services are going to be the most effective for your organization’s fundraising needs. We find creative and unique ways to make your NPO stand out and attract more donors.
Because each organization we work with has a different mission, budget, and target audience, the layout we come up with will depend on their individual needs and specifically customized for them. Once we have a solid plan in place, we can get your organization on the path to gaining more donations and, therefore, growing larger and able to reach your message to more and more people.
Finally, we arrive at the last step in our process, but that does not mean it is the end. Once we have begun to implement our services, our team will continue to monitor your organization’s progress and make any adjustments where needed. We collect and analyze all of the data into reports that we will discuss with you on a regular basis.
At Pacific Northwest Fundraising, we strive to provide nonprofit organizations with high-quality services and reliable results. We understand that running an NPO means sacrificing your time to help the lives of others, which is why we work so hard to help them get the funding they need. We make their lives easier so they can make other people’s lives better.
We made it! At this point, we’ve launched your plan into motion and can now start to measure the results, plan more projects for the future, review and update your roadmap, and continue to build on the success we’ve created so far. While it’s important that we all take some time to celebrate these victories, our team will also remain focused on progressing these achievements.
At Pacific Northwest Fundraising, we don’t believe that there is just one finish line. Each accomplishment is a stepping stone in the continuous growth and development of your organization. From the very beginning to the many years down the road, we are by your side. Even when we’ve found the methods that work best for your NPO and see steady improvements, we don’t stop there. We continue to schedule regular meetings with you to discuss your progress and any changes that need to be made. If you’re ready to begin your journey, give us a call today and meet with our team to get started!