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  • 1.  Fundraising Concultants

    Posted 03-27-2018 06:04 PM
    I have recently joined the board of a new emerging historic house museum. We constitute the "friends" group and are developing a fundraising strategy. We may want to consider hiring a fundraising consultant. Any thoughts, recommendations for where to find a resource for such a service? I have reviewed all of the content on the AAM website but would like to hear from organizations who have actually utilized someone to develop a fundraising plan.

    Amy Shook-Perez

  • 2.  RE: Fundraising Concultants

    Posted 03-28-2018 05:55 AM
    Hi Amy,

    Would be happy to talk about hiring a fund raising consultant.  Let's set up a date a time.



    Prudence Haines
    Philadelphia PA

  • 3.  RE: Fundraising Concultants

    Posted 03-28-2018 04:35 PM
    Hey Amy,  We are a small boutique firm that provides fundraising services.  We are client-friendly and glad to provide some free advice to help you along.  By the way, I started my career in the Stone-Tolan house in Rochester, NY in 1970...yikes...cheers, Sully

    Robert Sullivan
    Washington DC

  • 4.  RE: Fundraising Concultants

    Posted 03-29-2018 07:07 AM

    When I am asked this question by a prospective client, prior to a conversation, I send some background materials:

    -The legal definition of a fundraising consultant for the client's state. This is to make sure that a consultant is what is being sought, as compared to a solicitor or contract staff member. The site I use to find the legal definition is

    - Recent articles that I think are informative. Right now I would suggest:

    Hiring Fundraising Consultants: 7 Questions to See if a Consultant is Right for You

    How to Pick a Consultant (and not end up with a Dog)

    Hope this helps.

    Johanna Gurland, Founder
    Johanna Gurland Associates