• “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

Bowl Me Over: Vision and Fundraising

So often, board members coast.

We do good work,” they think. “We matter to the community, and our job is to make sure we keep doing good.

Well okay, but...

Sure that stance is adequate, but it’s not very exciting. It leads to boards that get the basic job done, but without that sit-on-the-edge-of-one’s-seat, can’t-wait-to-see-what-happens-next anticipation that helps board members vault over their traditional reluctance to fundraise – because they feel so passionately about helping the organization take the next big leap into the future.

Vision. A breathtaking, I-want-to-grab-it vision. Essential to inspiring board members to shake free from the doldrums of board fundraising complacency.