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SDGIF Consulting

Fundraising solutions focused on maximizing social impact

Founded originally in 2012, SDGIF Consulting specializes in fundraising for nonprofit organizations and provides a full range of special project and campaign fundraising management services. We maintain a small client roster in order to give each campaign the best service possible.


We also work closely with corporations in their efforts to support philanthropic causes both nationally and abroad.

You might think the difference you can make is insignificant. We add a spark of inspiration that will outlast our physical form.

With a combined 45 years of experience in fundraising, our team has built relationships across various philanthropic sectors including higher education, military affairs, international aid, affordable housing, youth sports and much more. Our team has campaign experience with capital projects, grant writing, mobile giving, annual giving, planned giving, major giving, principal giving, and board development for some of the largest nonprofit organizations, and campaigns with goals of more than $1.5 billion dollars. Working in a variety of fundraising campaigns rather than getting pigeon-holed into one type of campaign has enabled our team at SDGIF Consulting to learn different strategies based on each campaign’s unique needs.


As fundraising consultants, we help nonprofit organizations raise money and build sustainable fundraising programs.  There are no cookie-cutter solutions to the fundraising challenges organizations face today.  Our work is client-driven and based on the needs and expectations of each nonprofit, and the donors that support your organization.  Our approach is grounded in past experiences and learning from more than 45 years of combined success in the field of fundraising.


Our Services

I. Communications:


  • Make recommendations to Client on the overall strategy for donor development campaigns, including special appeals, annual renewals, and converting prospective donor names to donors.

  • Develop an overall strategy for creation and promotion of high dollar donor group within Client direct response donors.

  • Participation as part of the team developing creative strategies for the purposes of sponsorship acquisition, development and fundraising.

  • Work with Client staff to assure the quality and accuracy of marketing collateral.

  • Collaborate with Client staff to provide reports which analyze and evaluate the productivity of campaigns, including cost analysis by segment of donors.

  • Collaborate with Client staff to develop annual fundraising cost and revenue projections.

  • Make recommendations to Client database personnel standard analysis reports that will provide benchmarks of donor performance and provide information that will be helpful in determining the direction of the program in the future.


II. Strategic Planning and Analysis:


  • Review advancement activities and guide creation of an annual fundraising plan.

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of current and previous direct marketing campaigns and Client’s donor database in order to provide a basis for further campaign planning.

  • Work collaboratively with Client staff and supplier partners to develop schedules, marketing plans and projections for new donor recruitment and re-solicitation campaigns.

  • Advise on list selection, testing and segmentation strategies and production/format/cost strategies.

  • Review, analyze, interpret and reforecast donor marketing campaign results.

  • Based on findings and test results, provide recommendations for further action to optimize donor recruitment and re-solicitation strategies and both short and long-term revenue opportunities.

  • As needed, research and recommend vendors, writers and designers with appropriate experience for Client consideration.

  • Assist, as needed, with the creation of tools and tracking systems for decision-making and management reporting requirements.

  • Assist, as needed, in the planning, development and revision of annual direct marketing programs and budgets.

  • Be available for on-site planning and review meetings, brief update and implementation telephone meetings and creative strategy and other ad hoc meetings necessary to further the goals of Client’s program.


III. Data and Production Management:


  • Create data processing, source code segmentation, package split instructions, and oversee the process to deliver data to production vendors based on agreed upon campaign strategies.

  • Develop a production plan and schedule for direct marketing campaigns including copy and art due dates, print specifications, personalization, and insertion instructions.

  • Oversee and coordinate a relationship between Client and production management service providers for printing, personalization and mailing of new donor recruitment and re-solicitation campaigns.

  • Provide outsourced support for clients Donor Services and/or Gift Tracking back office functions (additional fee agreement and schedule will apply)

  • Maintain Client general ledger for annual 990 filings.


Please contact us by email at to learn more about our capabilities.

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