• “Our board is much more attuned to its role as fundraisers and ambassadors.

    — Center for Family Representation

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  • Cause Effective inspired people to realize the potential of fundraising and relationship-building.

    — Community Voices Heard

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  • We realized that we have a lot more access to resources and wealth than we imagined.

    — Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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  • Board members are turning out more and bringing people to events – we raised the bar on board fundraising.

    — Union Settlement Association

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How Can Cause Effective Help You?

We have helped thousands of nonprofits raise money, activate their boards, and get the greatest value from special events and anniversaries.  

Our primary services include:


Raise more money and develop the capability to do so years into the future.


Board Development

Build boards that are true leaders in all areas of board responsibility.


Special Events/Anniversaries

Design events that bring new resources and excitement to the organization.


From The Cause Effective Blog

Changing Lives, Changing The World

How does it add up?

Sure we know our work changes the trajectory of one life, even a bunch of lives…but is the world a better place?

With the past week’s eruption of violence around the world, it certainly seems like things are getting worse, not better. Discouraged, appalled, despairing, furious – the reactions of those of us living in the nonprofit universe run the gamut from upset to enraged.

Is our work, actually, making a dent?