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Our Consultants  in the Community

Whether you are a one-person development shop or the leader of a large team; work at a local theater or a complex national healthcare system; are brand-new to the field or a seasoned veteran – our firm’s consultants have some great ideas and tools to help take your fundraising to the next level. Come see us in person or attend one of our free webinars!


Upcoming Presentations


Event: Pitch Perfect – Crafting Your Quick Pitch

Friday, January 13, 2017, 11am - 1pm
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR


About this presentation at AFP Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter’s January Monthly Meeting

Everything you want to accomplish through your organization begins with the story you tell. No matter what role you play-from volunteer and board to programs and development staff, everyone has the opportunity to draw someone in with a concise and inspiring answer to the question-so what do you do? We will roll up our sleeves alongside you in this interactive workshop. Our main goal is to distill the essence of what you do and why you do it into a quick, engaging pitch. We’ll explore how your quick pitch translates into more committed supporters for your organization and how to adapt it to different audiences and settings.  Our format will simulate real life-come prepared with a pitch in mind, and we will refine it and practice together in real time. You will leave with a quick pitch you are proud to share everywhere from the grocery store to the board room.

Intended Audience

Executive leaders, volunteer leaders, and fundraisers


Amy Brown, CFRE, Senior Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
Anna Goren, Associate Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company

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Event: Fundraising in a Global World – Engaging an Increasingly Diverse and International Donor Base

February 1-3, 2017
Grand Hyatt, Seattle, WA


About this session at the 2017 District VIII Conference

Educational institutions are experiencing a dramatic uptick in the matriculation of diverse scholars into their student bodies—yet most have not mastered engaging students’ diverse communities in philanthropy. As schools face pressures to increase fundraising effectiveness, opening additional avenues to philanthropy by cultivating diverse cultural constituents is key. Sharing findings from a new study, this session will explore how institutions are approaching international fundraising, focusing on best practices around methods institutions have employed to build their outreach with international constituencies—including what has worked, and the cultural fluencies and advancement capabilities necessary for such an initiative, leading to increased donor participation.

Intended Audience

Development/fundraising professionals at educational institutions


James Plourde, Senior Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company

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