The work of Teeter Associates fits into three major categories:
Fundraising: Campaigns, Development Plans, Planned Giving Strategy
Teeter Associates partners with clients to plan and execute fundraising initiatives that best enable the organization to produce long-term financial success and create new energy and commitment from both traditional and unexpected sources.
Teeter Associates can assist organizations in all aspects of development efforts. We offer a range of fundraising services customized to your organization’s specific needs and circumstances, whether that is undertaking a major fundraising campaign, implementing a development plan to strengthen ongoing programs and operations, and/or developing a planned giving program. We can work with you through the entire process or at a critical point along the way.
Feasibility Studies and Campaigns:
Teeter Associates has led and guided campaigns from $500,000 to over $100 million for a wide variety of organizations. Our campaign services include:
Analyze and evaluate a client’s campaign readiness by conducting an internal assessment of the organization.
Conduct a feasibility study to test out campaign goals with a diverse sampling of community leaders and funding sources.
Guide all aspects of the campaign, including helping to set up internal processes; developing the case for support; developing and implementing a timeline of activities; helping to identify and enlist leadership volunteers; identifying, cultivating, and requesting support from funding sources; writing grant proposals, letters, press releases, and publications; and providing expertise based on experience and best practices.
Provide highly personalized confidential support to optimize performance and develop leadership and communication skills among executive staff and board of directors.
Conduct trainings for staff, board solicitors, and community volunteers to increase their ability to successfully cultivate and request support from prospective donors.
Teeter Associates helps clients who want to expand their fundraising and development activities by conducting a fundraising analysis and, based on the results, formulating a development plan for their continued and expanded success in annual fundraising and for special projects.
Planned Giving Programs:
For many organizations, a strong planned giving program is appealing to donors looking for an alternative or additional way to contribute. Through planned giving, organizations can secure future gifts that will further and fulfill an organization’s mission. We can help develop and implement a planned giving program based on an organization’s needs and budget.
Through strategic planning, an organization can achieve new clarity about direction and purpose, align internal players, develop a road map to achieve goals, and more fully engage current and potential partners and funders. Working with your team, we help you create and execute the three main components of the strategic planning process.
PLANNING FOR THE PROCESS:
Gather information about the organization, review earlier strategic plans, identify key stakeholders and a planning team, and develop a work plan.
ENGAGING IN A STRATEGIC PLAN:
Develop the strategic plan, including revisiting the vision and mission, assessing the current state, creating the ideal future state, identifying key strategic initiatives, and developing a targeted action plan.
IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN:
Assist in implementing the strategic plan.
Strong organizations are built by strong teams with a shared sense of mission. An effective organization comprised of the best people performing optimally can achieve greater success, envision and execute new programs, and fulfill an institution’s mission with purpose and passion.
To help the institution develop a strong team capable of meeting critical organizational challenges, Teeter Associates provides the following services:
EXECUTIVE COACHING AND BOARD DEVELOPMENT:
Highly personalized, confidential support of senior staff and board members to optimize performance, develop leadership and communication skills, and provide advice.
EXECUTIVE SEARCHES & RECRUITMENT:
Development of a qualified poll of candidates and guidance and support services through the selection, interview, and hiring process.
ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT:
Candid evaluation of the organization and evaluation of the roles and capabilities of the existing staff.
STAFF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT:
The creation of job descriptions, candidate evaluations, and performance evaluation criteria.
Teeter Associates assists organizations in exploring and implementing collaborations and strategic restructuring up to and including mergers.