Building Sustainable Philanthropy. Together.

From development planning to campaign consulting, CapDev delivers what your organization or institution needs to build sustainable, inclusive, relational philanthropy.

Campaign Consulting

We know what it takes for you to have a winning campaign, and we know how to manage your campaign to deliver results. We’ll infuse confidence in your leadership, develop a clear plan for success, and motivate your team. Our campaign consulting services include:

  • Campaign Planning: Our comprehensive planning positions you for campaign success, guiding the preparation process and directing the campaign.
  • Feasibility Study: We interview top supporters to gain insights and build confidence and then share key findings and recommendations that guide decision-making.
  • Pre-Campaign Readiness Assessment: We identify strengths and challenges, and make specific recommendations to equip you for campaign success.
  • Case for Support Development: Our writers craft a case for support that articulates your vision with both the heart of the story and the data to back it up.
  • Campaign Implementation: Moving into a major campaign, we guide the implementation of the campaign plan to enlist leadership, engage donors, and activate your capacity to share your vision.

Development Consulting

Building capacity to better manage development efforts will make your nonprofit organization or institution stronger. We help you build inclusive, sustainable fund development programs through services that include:

  • Development Assessment: Our in-depth discovery uncovers opportunities that lead to solutions and recommendations to guide intentional development planning.
  • Development Plan: Informed by the Assessment, we provide a roadmap to guide your development program, including action items with timelines.
  • Board Development: We create customized seminars and workshops to motivate and engage your leadership.
  • Case for Support: Our professional writers articulate your vision to donors through an inspiring case for support.
  • CapDev-On-Call: Not positioned to retain us? No worries. We offer on-call consulting services on an hourly basis.

CapDev was one of the single best investments our Board has ever made. Their expertise on relationship-based philanthropy is unmatched.

Sean Maroney, former VP of Resource Development, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

CapDev ignited our campaign! We hired CapDev to join our campaign team to infuse confidence in our campaign leadership, develop a clear plan for success, and to inspire our volunteers. They have delivered on each of these and more.

Doreen Kelly, Head of School, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh NC

In my professional life I have been involved in four major campaigns, and CapDev is 'head and shoulders' above any consultant or consulting company I have ever worked with. CapDev was professional and very thorough in an internal campaign readiness study and a campaign feasibility study. Their Senior Counsel is not only a trusted advisor but I feel like she is a member of my staff.

Lennie Barton, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Meredith College, Raleigh NC

The CapDev team was an incredible resource throughout Homeless No More’s entire capital campaign journey. They worked with staff, guided campaign leadership in the “art of the ask,” and helped us achieve our goal quickly.

Lila Anna Sauls, Executive Director, Homeless No More, Columbia SC

I’m personally and professionally grateful that Capital Development has been with us in the role of campaign counsel.

Lynn Brantley, President & CEO, Capital Area Food Bank, Washington DC