• “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

Blow After Blow

There's got to be another way.

And according to the 2014 Nonprofit Finance Fund State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, released last week, nonprofits are determined to find it.

47% of nonprofits surveyed reported they were engaged in strategic or financial planning to seek a new financial operating model. Even though 71% of charities broke even or reported a budget surplus last year, the quest for long-term financial sustainability was the most-often cited challenge.

The economy may be getting better, but the nonprofit social contract has been irrevocably changed.