Your campaign readiness and feasibility are only the beginning. Our extensive planning study will serve as a blueprint for your campaign, offering customized strategies to help you meet—and often exceed—your fundraising goal. We’ll continue this personalized approach in helping execute your campaign, through our fundraising campaign management and consulting services.
Fundraising Strategists. Philanthropic Partners.
We understand the day-to-day demands of running a nonprofit. With the added strain of a major fundraising effort, you need more than a consultant—you need a strategic partner. That’s why we’ll be there for you. With you. Working alongside you, every step of the way.
Since 1989, The Curtis Group has provided personalized fundraising counsel to nearly 200 nonprofits across the region. Partnering with clients spanning the arts & cultural, educational, civic & public affairs, social service and healthcare sectors, we’ve conducted more than 150 planning studies, over 4,500 interviews and raised hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Clients & Case Studies
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk Botanical Garden Thrives with Support from our Team PLANS FOR SUCCESS Celebrating their 80th anniversary under the new leadership of a highly acclaimed executive director was the ideal time for the Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) to launch a major campaign to transform their 175 acres into the Garden of Tomorrow. With visions of a… Read more »
Bridgewater Retirement Community
Passion & Leadership Foster Successful Fundraising How we helped Bridgewater Retirement Community Surpass Their Campaign Goal PLANS FOR SUCCESS Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Bridgewater Retirement Community provides a vibrant, friendly and safe environment to age gracefully. Recognizing a need to continue to improve their facilities as well as create a second memory… Read more »
Over the course of its 40+ years in existence, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities had grown into the largest and most successful organization of its kind in the country. But the foundation hadn’t taken a hard look at their development program in over a decade, so they asked us to conduct an assessment to see if they were on the right track. We began meeting with key stakeholders…
Barrier Islands Center
To Virginia’s secluded Eastern Shore community, the Barrier Islands Center is more than a museum, education center and tourist attraction—it’s a cherished gathering place. The BIC had big dreams of restoring buildings on their campus and starting an endowment, but knew their board and staff were new to fundraising—so we advised…
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
As Thomas Jefferson’s personal retreat, Poplar Forest is an incredible piece of history. But it had not launched a major campaign in decades, and struggled with low visibility. The Curtis Group conducted a planning study, which determined there was not much public awareness of this hidden gem, and that the organization was relying on a small, core pool of major donors…