• “Our board is much more attuned to its role as fundraisers and ambassadors.

    — Center for Family Representation

    Read the case study
  • Cause Effective inspired people to realize the potential of fundraising and relationship-building.

    — Community Voices Heard

    Read the case study
  • We realized that we have a lot more access to resources and wealth than we imagined.

    — Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

    Read the case study
  • Board members are turning out more and bringing people to events – we raised the bar on board fundraising.

    — Union Settlement Association

    Read the case study

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

The Fundraising Message

I don’t know what to say.

Tongue-tied board members. Volunteers with incomplete understanding. Staff members sharing methodology details.

Kind of like the three blind men with the elephant.

Especially when you’re trying for a one-two punch (pairing staff and board for a funder site visit, or asking a volunteer to conduct a tour followed by a sit-down with the executive director) – it can get very confusing.

Confusing messages get tossed overboard. Too much going on to be able to retain information that’s not crystal clear.

The answer? A fundraising messaging plan.