• “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

Investing vs. Giving

The Tin Cup Syndrome – standing by the side of the road looking pitiful, hoping someone will respond.

When fundraising feels like this, no wonder board members (and staff, and friends) shy away!

What would it take to turn it around?

To help our board members (and ourselves, to be honest) to see fundraising as an offering – to the giver?

To see the value we provide, not only to our clients and our communities, but to our donors…and how we help them fulfill their commitment to be the kind of person who leaves the world a better place?