Pear Associates Services
Assessment & Strategic Planning
All nonprofit organizations are impacted by internal and external changes that require you to periodically revisit your mission, programs and operations. Pear Associates provides the necessary facilitation and structure to help you balance your aspirations and tactics as you determine the short-term and long-term vision for your organization. Whether you are planning a one-time Board retreat or a 6-month engagement, we will create a strategic planning process that will help move your organization forward.
Fundraising Strategy and Support
Nonprofit organizations need adequate financial resources to support their mission and programs. Pear Associates works with clients to develop successful annual giving programs, plan and execute campaigns and fundraising events, and conduct corporate and foundation relations activities. From supporting current staff to serving as interim Development staff, we bring years of experience implementing proven fundraising strategies and best practices so our clients can diversify revenue, expand their budgets, and advance their mission.
Services include assessment of current fundraising activities; gift processing and database management; annual fund strategy and implementation- including drafting, managing production and mailing of appeals and acknowledgments; and major donor strategy, including prospect research.
Pear Associates can help your organization identify funding resources with the potential to support your programs. We will explore government grants, as well as corporate, family and private foundations whose mission aligns with your organization’s work. Once we identify opportunities, we will analyze the likelihood for proposal success and work with your organization to determine which sources to pursue. The collaborative proposal writing process will include meetings with key leaders and staff members within your organization to identify the goals and objectives that will be achieved with successful grant funding. We will also review existing data, documents, and past proposals to fully understand the organization’s clients, programs, and goals. The iterative narrative development progression will include research, writing, draft review, feedback sessions, and rewrites to ensure the finished product is comprehensive, compelling, and competitive. Finally, we offer tools, resources and support to guide you through the proposal submissions, establish long-term relationships with funding sources, and create grant reporting processes.
Marketing & Business Development
Nonprofits must involve a range of stakeholders in their work to be successful. Your goal is to inform clients, donors, and community partners about your successes, new ventures, and organizational needs to keep them engaged. Pear Associates can provide your organization with a range of marketing and communication tools that will raise awareness about your programs and services. These include outlets such as social media, advertising, and community outreach strategies. Together, we can increase demand for your services and expand awareness and visibility for your organization.
Pear Associates leads nonprofits seamlessly and successfully through the management of a project from inception to completion. We collaborate with your organization to establish your project's timeline, stakeholders, and the appropriate budget. We are constantly re-evaluating the schedule and scope, prioritizing critical deadlines, and facilitating the essential management of the workflow to support your organization's mission.