• “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

The Year-End Re-Ask

Letters are in the mail.

Emails are starting to flood the airwaves.

Graphics, storytelling, individualizing the case…best practices are clearly on display.

But at this time of year, anyone relatively present in the philanthropic sector is getting 6, 10, 20 e-appeals a day.

The aggregate is astonishing, especially the later in the month it gets.

The question becomes: how much is enough to cut through the clutter, and how much is too much…resulting in reader shut-off and attention bypass?