Reaching the Goal

Major gifts – from individuals, companies or foundations – can be the key to the success of a fundraising campaign – not just because of their significant financial impact but also because they create momentum and enthusiasm, encouraging others to support.

Chapterhouse has considerable experience of designing and managing successful Major Gift programmes. We identify, recruit, cultivate and coach campaign advocates with whom we will work to ensure that your fundraising potential is maximised.

From years of fundraising in Ireland and abroad, we have developed a detailed knowledge of major donor prospects and their giving interests. One of the key reasons that all our campaigns have exceeded their financial goals is because of the focus we give to securing major gifts, including repeat major gifts from wealthy philanthropists, companies and trusts.

For some prospects, the preparation before ‘making the ask’ and securing the gift will be short; for others, lengthy. However, getting the preparation right at this high level is critical. By identifying and cultivating donors, and working with committees of stakeholders who have the capacity to support at this major gift level, we have been able to secure funding – often six- and seven-figure gifts – that has brought transformational change for our clients.