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Services: Development Assessment, Organizational Effectiveness, Individual and Major Gifts, Case for Support, Stewardship and Engagement Planning Support

From November 2011 through January 2012, Graham-Pelton Consulting conducted a Development Assessment for the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA Foundation).

This assessment identified operational strengths and challenges and determined opportunities for maximizing and diversifying fundraising potential through a comprehensive analysis of the APA Foundation’s organizational structure; fundraising plans, programs, and strategies; fundraising communications; processes/systems; prospect/donor constituencies; and fundraising results.

Recommendations were provided to the APA Foundation in the areas of enhancing Board composition and engagement; redefining organizational structure and staffing; developing a formal Individual and Major Gift program; enhancing corporate and foundation giving; strengthening stewardship activities; refining the case for support; drafting a new Annual Fundraising Plan and Case for Support; and broadening fundraising communications.

Graham-Pelton also provided a 12-month timeline of immediate action steps to assist APA Foundation in carrying out these recommendations. In 2015, Graham-Pelton was re-engaged to assist the Foundation with one of the recommended action items – a stewardship and engagement plan and strategic communications and messaging to develop and refine their annual fund program. In 2016, Graham-Pelton was re-engaged again to provide comprehensive, programmatic strategic planning support.