Advancement Planning

"Carole was instrumental in teaching me the finer points of fund development, and especially helpful in training the board on how to support the organization. The role play exercise she facilitated gave board members the tools and comfort they needed to assist in
Lets think big about the future of your organization€ how philanthropy is a stepping stone in securing your future.  From institutional visioning and strategic planning to fundraising and board development, training; Pence Consulting has counseled hundreds of nonprofits organizations from hospitals, schools, non-profits, governmental agencies and churches.
asking others for contributions. It continues to be something I reference whenever working with any non-profit organizations. Carole'™s vast experience and network are an asset to any organization."
Deb Dingwall, 
Interim Senior Vice President, Education at Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Annual Giving

Your annual fund is the lifeblood of your operations.
I can help advance every aspect of your annual giving program the lifeblood of daily operations and base on which all other philanthropy is built. I can analyze and assist with every aspect of your program, from materials and calendars to plans and strategies. 

Campaign Planning Studies

Campaign Counsel

Campaign planning studies don'™t just test the feasibility of your fundraising goals ”they engage your staff, leadership and prospective donors in a discussion about what you're trying to accomplish and how to get there. Through qualitative conversation with your key stakeholders, quantitative data analysis and focused case development, together we can collaborate a roadmap to success.
You're ready to take the first step toward an exciting future for your organization. Let's work together to make it happen.
Throughout a major fundraising campaign, our hands-on guidance and support takes many forms: recruiting volunteers to advocate for you in the community; training your staff in the art and science of cultivation and solicitation; identifying your best prospects and brainstorming the best ways to capture their hearts and minds.

From the initial operating plan to the gift that gets you to your goal, we're here to support, strategize and celebrate.

Development Assessments

You have potential. You just want to know how to reach it. 
Conducting a development assessment will examines your fundraising programs top to bottom, using both quantitative and qualitative methodology to help you prioritize your staff and monetary resources, make a plan for your future and grow to reach your fundraising potential.

"Carole helps organizations and their leaders develop fund development strategies that fit their organization's size, mission,  and volunteer resources.  Whether you are serious about raising money from individual donors for sustainable income or a special project,  or want to take your

Major Giving

Whether you and your staff are starting your organization's first major giving program, or you're seeking counsel as you stretch for an ambitious goal, I can help you craft the right fundraising policies and plans for your organization, identify and evaluate potential donors, develop cultivation and solicitation strategies that secure gifts ”and create stewardship plans that keep donors engaged. 
efforts to a new level,  Carole can help you and your volunteer leaders become more skilled and savvy about cultivating the relationships and communication skills necessary to achieve your goals". 
‹Terri Stangl
Former Executive Director, Center For Civil Justice