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Results

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The outcomes below represent fundraising and development results generated in service as an employee or as an independent consultant.

The Academy for Systems Change—Norwich, Vermont

Following an in-depth assessment, we helped the Academy design and launch its first strategic development plan. After a year of coaching and training, the board and staff at the Academy exceeded their fundraising goals and brought on their first professional development director. The Academy is now poised to effectively tap into a broadened donor pool to help them create lasting change.

  • Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Major Gifts
  • Board Training
  • Coaching and Implementation
  • Executive Search
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The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts—Beaverton, Oregon

Crooker Consulting has teamed with Dianna Smiley, LLC to provide campaign counsel for this once-in-a-generation project. The $46 million project will serve as a catalyst for personal, cultural and economic growth, as well as increased civic pride and engagement. Over 86 percent of the goal has been secured, with less than 14 percent left to go.

Center for the Arts Campaign

CARE, Inc.—Tillamook, Oregon

We helped CARE, Inc. successfully complete its first capital campaign to purchase its building. The Home for CARE Campaign led to a 16-percent increase in the size of the donor pool, and more than doubled the number of major gifts, setting the stage for successful fundraising for years to come.

  • Capital Campaigns
  • Case Statements
  • Website Design
  • Grant Writing
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Homeplate Youth Services—Washington County, Oregon

After conducting an in-depth assessment and designing a strategic development plan, we led board training and planning sessions that resulted in increased face-to-face outreach to targeted donors. We also developed essential policies and a marketing platform to launch the organization’s first-ever planned giving program.

  • Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Major Gifts
  • Planned Giving
  • Board Development
  • Workshops and Training

Literary Arts—Portland, Oregon

Upon completion of a comprehensive development assessment, we designed a multi-year fundraising strategic plan. Board engagement and training led to a significant increase in fundraising investment, including addition of new positions. We also led design and implementation of sustainable major and planned giving programs, leading to a significant increase in annual leadership gifts.

  • Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development
  • Workshops and Training
  • Major Gifts
  • Planned Giving
  • Implementation
  • Coaching

Nordic Northwest

We supported Nordic Northwest as they navigated a leadership transition. With our support, the board of Nordic Northwest stepped up and led a successful challenge grant program, leading to substantial increased giving and donor engagement, and resulting in the organization’s first-ever $1M gift. We also helped the board and membership clarify their hopes and aspirations for their new leader, and led an executive search resulting in the hire of a dynamic new executive director.

  • Assessment
  • Coaching, Training and Active Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Search
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Pacific University—Forest Grove, Oregon

We worked closely with executive leaders and trustees to develop the university’s first-ever capital campaign. We also developed and executed individual and corporate giving programs to reach the university’s goal of $900,000 in annual unrestricted gifts.

  • Capital Campaigns
  • Individual Gifts
  • Major Gifts

SPOON Foundation—Portland, Oregon

We led the design and implementation of a solid major gifts program, leading to increased giving to SPOON’s first-ever capital campaign. Through targeted coaching and training, the executive director and board chair have increased their comfort with and understanding of the role of face-to-face fundraising, and are raising increasingly significant gifts.

  • Capital Campaigns
  • Major Gifts
  • Board Development
  • Coaching

The Sunshine Division—Portland, Oregon

We led development of a three-year strategic plan, fully integrating inspired fundraising strategies. We provided board and staff training that led to enhanced major and planned giving programs, including launch of the organization’s first-ever capital campaign. We also wrote a successful capacity-building grant that led to hiring a full-time major gifts officer.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Major Gifts
  • Planned Giving
  • Grant Writing
  • Board Development
  • Workshops and Training
  • Executive Search
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Valley Art Association—Forest Grove, Oregon

Working with an all-volunteer organization, we positioned Valley Art to successfully raise funds for major upgrades as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration. We secured major foundation grants and private major gifts for capital renovation, including the organization’s first-ever $25,000+ gifts.

  • Major Gifts
  • Grant Writing