We speak DONOR. Fluently.


Only the prepared succeed.

Talk to us before you launch your next campaign.


We know libraries.


Do you feel like you're driving blind?

Your database should empower you, not frustrate you.

We believe in remarkable generosity.

Your passion and mission is the lead story regardless of the structure, context, giving vehicle, or development need. We come along side you because we know something remarkable occurs when people think more about the needs of their neighbors and strangers than they think of their own needs. We believe in you.

Our Services

Fundraising Strategies

Every charity can raise and grow private support for today, tomorrow and the future.

Whether you’re seeking to grow annual operating funds, to ask for major gift support for a specific project or campaign, to attract planned gifts for endowment, or are seeking all three, we can help.

We’d be honored to roll up our sleeves and leverage our experience for you.

Our Fundraising Strategies services include:

  • Simple Development Plan℠
  • Charitable Interest Assessments℠ (Feasibility Studies)
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Planned Giving & Major Gifts
  • Gift Opportunity Strategy
  • Naming Rights & Valuations
  • Endowment

Digital & Data Services

Every fundraising effort requires reliable, state-of-the-art infrastructure to be successful. Let’s leverage current technologies to ensure donors can make their gifts and you can thank them in a timely manner. If you’re understaffed, we can stand in the gap and provide database management services for you.

Our Digital & Data Strategies services include:

  • Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack
    • Customization
    • Implementation
    • Utilization
  • Bloomerang Utilization
  • Database Management
  • Online & Mobile Giving
  • Custom Gift Forms (& secure hosting solutions if needed)
  • Donor Acquisition
  • Google Grants & Solutions

Communications & Design

Every nonprofit must elevate its profile and increase community awareness of its impact. Let’s work together to make “we’re a best-kept secret” a thing of the past.

Our Communications & Design services include:

  • Content Development & Copy Writing
  • Branding & Messaging
  • Graphic Design
  • Promotional Materials
  • Print Media
  • Web Development
  • Direct Mail
  • Email Appeals

Speaking & Training

Sometimes you need a fresh set of eyes. Sometimes you just need a cheerleader. Let us come alongside to provide inspiration, training, and momentum.

Our Speaking & Training services include:

  • Simple Development Plan℠
  • Fundraising 101
  • Campaign Readiness
  • Board Development & Training
  • Prospect Identification & Evaluation
  • Board Governance: Priorities & Distractions
  • Street Smart Planned Giving℠

Our Team

David Baker


Full Bio

David has provided comprehensive fund development services to nonprofits, social services agencies, churches and libraries for more nearly 20 years.

David has consulted with organizations in California, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee, Utah, Arkansas and more for capital and endowment campaigns, comprehensive fundraising efforts, planned giving, development professional recruitment and coaching, charitable interest assessments (aka feasibility studies) and board training.

The strength of David’s counsel lies in his experience advising and working with high-net-worth individuals and families to accomplish their charitable objectives. This is the experience he brings to clients looking to improve the success of their fundraising efforts.

Previously, David served as a Planned Giving Officer at the Columbus Foundation, the seventh largest community foundation in the country. He has assisted with the start-up of a rural, regional community foundation as its Director of Advancement and has also served as the launch director for another statewide community foundation. He is a licensed attorney (OH) and graduate of the University of Akron School of Law.

Dave Stephens

Salesforce & Online Giving Consultant

Full Bio

Dave is a rising star in the world of fundraising professionals. He is fearless and relentless in all the good ways. Adept at both the relational aspects of major gift fundraising as well as anything technical, Dave is an indispensable part of the Giving Design team.

He has consulted with non-profits in California, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Florida and Colorado for database installation and management as well as online giving and website integration.

Dave’s Salesforce expertise has been honed by using it and customizing it every day in the context of The River Radio Ministries, serving Central, and Southeast Ohio at 104.9 FM 89.3 FM and online at 1049theriver.com.

Rachel Stephens

Creative Director

Full Bio

Rachel’s career started out on the production end of design as a Production Artist for a printing press that worked with major corporations like Procter and Gamble.

She then spent five years, working as a Graphic Designer at the Adidas-Group focused on print layout and design primarily in catalog design for Sales.

The next five years, she was the Communications Director in a church setting providing graphic design, web development, social media communications, content writing, budgeting, and project management.

Rachel strikes the perfect balance between business savvy and nonprofit passion when working on our client’s PRINT and DIGITAL strategies. 

Morgan Testrake

Salesforce Consultant & Administrator

Full Bio

Morgan has a passion for serving others and enjoys learning the skills needed to ensure those she serves are well-cared for and well-equipped.

In her work previously as a Donor Relations Team Lead for a national nonprofit, Morgan developed best practices for donor communications, systems building for running an efficient and well-organized department, and a love for helping others realize the solutions needed to meet their objectives.

She has significant experience working in multiple financial processing systems, such as WePay, Stripe, SecurNet/ADS Security, Paperless, and Click & Pledge, as well as many other third-party giving portals. She also has a vast knowledge of the Classy fundraising platform.

Morgan is a Certified Salesforce Administrator working daily in customized instances of the Nonprofit Success Pack and other related applications and is also well-versed in Bloomerang. She has the not-often-experienced-together skills of the ability to make you laugh and the ability to get you that elusive donor report.

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