• “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.  

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


Board Development

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Special Events/Anniversaries

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


From The Cause Effective Blog

Beyond Feel Good

Big donors need data...

Big donors give from the heart…

Big donors want to be left alone…

Big donors want to get involved…

About the only thing that’s never said about big donors is that they give randomly, with no rationale for their gift.

While nonprofits can hope against hope that a mega-donation will descend from the sky, that’s about as likely as winning the lottery (or even less so).

Now, a NY Times article on mega-donation investments shows how focused a “big-bet” philanthropist (defined as over $10m gifts) can be.