Successful nonprofits are born from passion, led with intellect, and often have a capacity that is limited only by an ability to fundraise. Fundraising and development strategies - determined by focus area, the nature of programming, and strategic goals - evolve as an organization matures. For emerging nonprofits, our services enable inspired leaders to focus less on the dollar and cents and more on the programming and operational challenges that matter most. More established organizations benefit from top quality grant writing and support services that build on capacity.
We partner with clients to arrive at comprehensive community engagement, annual giving, and grant strategies to support the next stage of growth.
GRANT PLANNING & WRITING
Grant research and planning provides a realistic roadmap to success with a deliverable that includes a selection of funders with identified solicitation strategies and timing. We provide affordable, top quality grant writing.
Effective gift processing and donor data management strategies are essential for a successful annual fund. Ardent offers administrative services for gift processing. We support efforts to select, adopt, and utilize donor management software. Database reporting and analytics services measure, track, and report on fundraising goals.
Ardent provides inspired and thoughtful content and graphic design for newsletters, appeals, websites, social media, brochures, invitations,
Ardent Group supports clients experiencing transition with their development team. We fulfill the Director role on an interim basis. Development strategy and planning services help to ensure smooth onboarding.
DEVELOPMENT STAFFING STRATEGIES
We assess department staffing needs and support all stages of the hiring process including: job description writing, recruiting, interviewing, and training.
DONOR RELATIONS SUPPORT
Ardent partners with clients to identify viable potential donors and supports nonprofits with customized cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship techniques that ensure retention.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES
We advise on customized strategies and approaches to: business partnerships, community projects, networking groups, and engagement with likeminded nonprofits.