• “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

What’s It Worth?

Last week’s NY Times article on a restaurant in Montclair, New Jersey that’s allowing customers to set their own price for their meals raises an interesting question about soliciting donations.

What is a donation – an investment, in essence, in impact or in honoring the relationship with the asker – really worth to the donor?

And what happens when we let the donor direct that, in the process of being asked for a gift?

Will we get more, less, or the same?