"Through the guidance and expertise provided by Schroeder Resources, my resource development department was able to develop our first functional campaign strategy, case for support, and resource development plan."

Carol F. Lewis
Pres. & CEO
Communities In Schools of Georgia

Cara Schroeder, founder of Schroeder Resources, has worked with nonprofit organizations for over 30 years in the areas of fundraising, Board of Director education, needs feasibility studies and implementation. Offering creative and innovative approaches, she and her team tailor every comprehensive solution to meet each client's specific mission and strategic goals, and every professional at Schroeder Resources adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics.

Annual Fund Planning and Implementation

  • Assessing and revising development programs
  • Corporate and foundation growth initiatives
  • Individual direct mail campaigns

Major Gifts and Board Campaigns

  • Develop major gifts programs
  • Work with board leadership to identify key support
  • Identify and enroll for increase in board support
  • Utilize Moves Management Practices

Prospect Evaluation and Identification

  • Coordinate the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects
  • Coordinate prospect management process<
  • Conduct prospect research
  • Prospect ratings and prioritization

Stewardship Support and Planning

  • Recommendations for gift acknowledgement policy and procedures
  • Donor benefits/reward audit
  • Unique ways to create relationships between friends and donors to connect them to the organization's mission and programs

Educating Board and Staff on Role Assignment

  • Training and workshops for board, staff, and volunteers
  • Training on how to ask
  • Coaching development staff
  • Coaching executive director on managing development office

Specialized Assessment and Resources

  • Development Readiness and Agency Development Potential
  • Development Audits with Emphasis on Staff Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Board Management Skills for Executive Director
  • Campaign Feasibility/ Market Study


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