• “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

Where are we going?

What will the future look like for nonprofits in 20 years?

The Independent Sector, the national advocate for the nonprofit sector, has been asking that question and circulating the answers in a feedback loop for nonprofits on the ground this spring.

Nine Key Trends Shaping The Future of the Charitable Sector posits that we can, indeed, look into a crystal ball and see, if not the future, the factors that will be forming our future.

How important it is to lift our heads up to contemplate this 30,000-foot view. And, truly, the highest level of board dialogue.