With competition fierce for donors’ hearts and contributions, nonprofits must approach fundraising strategically.
Work with us to establish a stronger financial future.

Fund Development

Preparing to fundraise for a new facility? Midway through an annual campaign? Regardless of your stage in the process, hiring a fundraising consultant can help you develop a plan that takes you from where you are to where you need to be.

Whether you’re managing an annual, capital or endowment fundraising campaign, we work alongside your team to create an assessment that takes your organizational needs, human and financial resources, and community support into account. We’ll help you conduct a fundraising feasibility study, find the right donor audience, craft a compelling case, prepare staff and volunteers to fundraise, and set – and achieve – short- and long-term goals.



Major Gifts

Just a few major gifts can secure your organization’s financial health for years to come. Giving Tree understands the transformative power of these donations, so our philanthropy consultants work with your organization to prioritize the sourcing of mutually advantageous major and planned gifts. Identifying potential donors, coaching leadership on donor visits and requests, and developing thoughtful stewardship plans are all part of a successful strategy.


Securing grants means matching your mission to the interests of foundations, corporations and government agencies. Whether you’re seeking grants for the first time or need to enhance an existing program, Giving Tree brings a nuanced understanding of grant opportunities in each sector to increase your success. We support clients throughout the grant application and administration process, from identifying opportunities to evaluation reports and renewals.




The gala honorees, the sponsorships, the program. The intricacies of events can overwhelm a lean staff. At Giving Tree, we know how to host an event that offers attendees a meaningful experience while driving revenue for your organization. From developing a memorable concept and fundraising strategy to day-of coordination, we’ll make sure everything runs seamlessly on the big day.

Development Communications

You know why your mission matters. What about your potential supporters? Giving Tree helps nonprofits articulate the “Why?” behind their cause, crafting a fundraising campaign communications plan that speaks to audiences at all levels of involvement with the organization. By developing case statements, leveraging traditional and digital channels, and equipping your staff with the right tools, we’ll help you turn donor sentiment into support.



Planning powerful events to support critical research

Faced with planning its first fundraising event, Israel Cancer Research Fund’s newly established Chicago chapter turned to Giving Tree for its philanthropic expertise and support. Four years later, ICRF’s annual galas have helped the organization build a powerful community of supporters while raising more than $2.1 million to fund groundbreaking cancer research.

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