• “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:

Fundraising

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

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Board Development

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

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Special Events/Anniversaries

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

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From The Cause Effective Blog

Is Money The Measure?

“We didn’t make our fundraising goal this year.”

The three most common reactions to this statement, according to Ellen Bristol, analyzer of “leaky bucket” productivity losses in fundraising performance?

1) Host more special evens

2) Write more grant applications

3) Fire the director of development

Too bad all of these focus on tactics and none on obtaining a deeper understanding of the “why” – the strategic questions behind these (lack of) results.

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