Giving Tree Associates is committed to helping nonprofit organizations achieve their missions and reach optimal potential. Whether you, the client, are just beginning to evaluate the need for a campaign, in the midst of a strategic plan, or trying to achieve the optimal staffing structure, Giving Tree partners with you to meet and exceed your objectives.

Campaign Management

Annual Campaigns and Capital Campaigns
Giving Tree Associates works with you, our client, to build a results-oriented fundraising strategy based on human and financial resources. We also offer day-to-day management of projects such as database development, budgeting, event planning, donor and prospect research and committee development.

Event Management

Fundraising events often serve as critical tools in a sophisticated nonprofit fundraising strategy. Giving Tree ensures that your events align with your organization’s mission and allow you to meet your development objectives.

Strategic Campaign Planning

A comprehensive strategic plan that has the support of your professional and volunteer leadership is critical to long-term campaign success. Giving Tree works with you to develop a campaign plan that includes objectives around target market development, volunteer recruitment, campaign marketing, committee development, evaluation methods, board involvement and other organizational goals.

Executive Search

Giving Tree Associates specializes in matching the highest caliber development, finance, program and marketing executives in the field with non-profit organizations in the Chicago area. Our combined 35 years of Jewish communal fundraising, non-profit management and executive placement experience makes us uniquely qualified to find the right candidate for your position.

Grant Research and Writing

A well-developed foundation relations program is an important component of your overall funding portfolio. Giving Tree Associates can assist your organization in building a new grants program or supporting an existing one that includes corporate, private foundation and government sources. Key activities include identifying potential funders through thorough grant research; building and maintaining relationships with foundation staff; writing and submitting letters of intent, grant proposals and evaluation reports; stewarding funders; and developing and maintaining a grants calendar and tracking system.

Organizational Development

Your staff and board must be able to work together seamlessly to execute your strategic plans. Our experience working as professionals and volunteers in hundreds of organizations enables us to recommend board member roles and responsibilities as well as define staff roles. We work with your board and staff to identify training and coaching opportunities and develop the resources needed to be more effective.