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Development Consulting

Not all philanthropy is about campaigns. Building your capacity to better manage development efforts makes for a stronger organization. CapDev uses our decades of expertise as well as current resources to customize plans that help build sustainable fund development programs.

Development Assessment

An in-depth discovery of an organization's governance, finance, fundraising programs, technology and community relations, the Assessment uncovers challenges, determines how to leverage maximum development potential, and offers solutions through the recommendations of an in-depth Development Plan.

Development Plan

The result of findings in a Development Assessment, the Development Plan provides formal recommendations as a roadmap to guide successful development initiatives. Action items are assigned responsibility and timelines to drive and ensure accountability.

Case for Support

CapDev's professional writers help nonprofits articulate their vision by crafting language for a Case for Support. The case motivates giving by telling the organization's story, sharing relevant data points, and most importantly making the case for why donors support the cause.


For organizations who value the expertise, guidance and advice of fundraising counsel, but who are not positioned to retain a formal engagement, we offer on-call consulting services to employ as needed on an hourly basis, with no commitment to a long-term contract; essentially, "call us when you need us."

Board Development

All nonprofits have boards, and all boards need educational and training opportunities to motivate and engage. CapDev's professional staff delivers customized seminars and workshops of all types.  Click here to learn more about our conferences and workshops.

Strategic Planning

A well-devised long-range plan brings an organization's vision to life, and is a mandatory first step for major fund development efforts. CapDev's experts help organizations strategize three to five-year plans, engaging leadership, and boosting overall operations.

"My thanks to CapDev for our assessment document and the process which created it. Its contents identify valuable strengths and weaknesses that could only come from someone close to our organization. The recommendations that spring from this work will be extraordinarily helpful as we move to a new level of competency with the Foundation."

Chip Anderson, President, Hospice of Wake County Foundation