“I have participated in many strategic planning processes over the years, and POWER 10’s process and approach is one of the best I have ever experienced. They have pushed us to “think big” and it has transformed our Chamber’s purpose and work in the community.”
More than 90% of our business comes from referrals – and we aim to continue the trend. As we often say at POWER 10, our #1 marketing strategy is to win our campaigns – and win them in a way that makes everyone associated proud to have been a part of such a major accomplishment.
The following are a number of reasons why we could be the right choice to manage your organization’s next campaign:
We “Quarterback” Your Campaign
Our Officers and Development Directors will drive every step of your campaign from Day 1 through the Victory celebration. Right from the start, you will know that your campaign is in capable hands – and you will have the peace of mind that comes with it.
Proven Campaign Process
Though we constantly look for opportunities to make technological and other upgrades to our process, the fundamentals have been proven successful for decades.
Each nonprofit client is unique and deserves a customized service plan – not a one-size-fits-all.
Sharp, Talented Development Directors
We work hard to recruit and maintain top talent. You can be confident in the Development Director and total team we will assign to your campaign.
We Make the Ask
Most fundraising firms do not. Our Development Directors relieve volunteer leaders and staff of this task that seems burdensome to many (not us!) and we ensure that the Ask is made in precisely the right way in order to optimize the outcome.
Strategic Use of ROI
We frequently prepare an economic impact analysis of our respective client’s program and use the findings in “making the case” to a prospect at the point of the Ask. This is a highly effective approach.
We Will Make Strategic Use of Your Time
We have specifically designed our process to accommodate busy nonprofit executives and board members. We know there is an opportunity cost to you spending time on fundraising activities. Accordingly, we will only ask you to handle those tasks for which you are best situated.
Dynamic Campaign Marketing
We tailor our campaign marketing services to the needs of the particular client. Some clients need little more than an traditional Case Statement brochure and related materials. Others are interested in full-blown development of a brand identity and a comprehensive marketing strategy.
Collaborative, Transparent Project Management Tools
You will be able to track campaign progress day-in and day-out throughout the life of the campaign.
You can count on Founder and CEO Sean Mikula being meaningfully involved in your campaign. This is not the case with most fundraising firms of size. Sean is routinely engaged in developing (or refining, if needed) each client’s strategic plan / “Case for Support,” interviewing top prospects during each Feasibility Study, developing each campaign’s strategy / timeline, and implementing the foundational portions of each campaign strategy.
“The POWER 10 Development Audit report was the catalyst we needed to get to the starting line, and I am thankful for your support and guidance every step of the way. It provided the push we needed to have open, honest dialogue to develop and implement a strong operating and fundraising plan.”
“Based on the feasibility study POWER 10 did for us and our resulting capital campaign, their projections for Goal and “Stretch Goal” have been right on target. We met our goal in 7 months and accomplished the stretch goal in 9 months. Their entire team is engaged – especially in the early/formative stages. All are excellent communicators and provide great guidance at every stage. The lines of communication are always open, and they are very dedicated to the task.”
“The Feasibility Study report was organized, focused, and well-delivered. The general consensus of our Executive Committee is that the report is spot-on and gives us a good path forward. In short, we are really impressed with POWER 10’s work and are excited about next steps.”
“I thought you were overly optimistic recommending $2.5 million, but we did it!”
“Having been involved in various fundraising efforts for the last 40 years, I have to say POWER 10 is head and shoulders above its competitors. POWER 10 brought organization, focus and discipline to the campaign work and enabled the chair of the campaign – me – to have confidence that everything was being handled in the right way.”
“Amity Farrar, Sean Mikula, and the entire team at POWER 10 did a fantastic job for us. The numbers prove my case. Under POWER 10’s management, we raised nearly 50% more than we had during our previous campaign. That’s right – 50%! An increase of that magnitude is a major deal in these economic times or in any other. I know POWER 10 would be quick to give credit to our staff and to the businesses in our community for their leadership in taking our program to the next level, but I personally attribute much of our success to POWER 10’s professionalism in managing the tiniest details of our campaign, their integrity, and their day-to-day proactive leadership. We fully intend to hire POWER 10 to manage our next campaign and I highly recommend them to my peers in the economic development industry and beyond.”
We interviewed a number of leading fundraising firms so we had high expectations when we hired POWER 10. And POWER 10 has exceeded those high expectations.
One of the reasons I personally recommend Sean and the top-notch team at POWER 10 is that they are extremely effective at using economic and fiscal impact analysis – “hard” numbers – to make a compelling and persuasive case to potential funders. In this economy, this is more important than ever because competition for the philanthropic dollar is very tight.
POWER 10 produces results with integrity and at a great value. Starting with a feasibility study to ensure the success of a project, POWER 10 only proceeds if your fundraising goals can reasonably be accomplished… do yourself and your organization a big favor and hire POWER 10. You will not be disappointed.
Capital campaigns can be very challenging… Sean immediately took charge, organizing the campaign to run efficiently and with as little staff involvement as possible… He communicated effectively with business, government and civic leaders at the highest levels, and most importantly, he motivated those people and organizations to give. We were delighted when we achieved our goal in less than the time expected.”