Inclusive Philanthropy + Campaigns

Guiding you in the operationalization of inclusivity

The purpose of a not-for-profit organization or government agency is to serve a mission or a cause that benefits the public or a specific community. Nonprofits are driven by a commitment to address social, cultural, environmental or educational needs and contribute to the betterment of society.

Oftentimes organizations solely focus on internal organizational change efforts, while ignoring the externally facing need to change the way we all go about providing programs and services in our communities.


Modernizing Strategies Goes Beyond Internal Practices

We distinguish ourselves from conventional consulting firms by not just offering modernized strategies but by guiding you in the operationalization of inclusive excellence with all of your externally facing activities.

This includes everything from:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance + Leadership Development
  • Constituent Engagement
  • Engagement¬†+ Fundraising
  • Marketing + Communications
  • Impact Measurement
  • Programs + Services
  • Collaborations + Partnerships

Programs + Services

Do You Understand the Perspectives of Those You Serve?

While every organization provides programs and services, these initiatives often remain unchanged. Nonprofits may find themselves repeating efforts without considering the ongoing shifts in demographics and community dynamics. What are the experiences of your constituents? Have you sought their opinions and input in the past?

Nonprofits actively engage with and serve communities, partnering with individuals, groups, and organizations to address common challenges and enhance overall quality of life. Across sectors such as education and culture, the goal is to share knowledge, promote artistic expression, and contribute to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of individuals and communities.












Inclusive Engagement + Philanthropy

Who Are You Engaging?

Inclusive Engagement and Philanthropy are integral components of our strategic consulting services at The Inclusion Firm. We recognize the importance of engaging diverse communities and fostering inclusive philanthropic efforts. Our experts guide organizations in the following areas: community engagement, philanthropic initiatives and capacity building.

Our Inclusive Philanthropy consultants partner with advancement leaders to design effective engagement of all potential constituents. Advancement teams have varying degrees of knowledge about the impact of unconscious bias on identity related engagement and fundraising efforts. By offering tailored consulting services, The Inclusion Firm equips organizations with the knowledge, strategies, and tools necessary to drive meaningful change, strengthen community relationships and create a more inclusive and equitable future.

We have coaching experience and our backgrounds range from all areas within Advancement: higher education, public sector/nonprofit, operations, alumni relations, development, fundraising, campaigns, stewardship, advancement, annual giving and gift planning. Furthermore, we are one of a handful of companies who center inclusion in all of our engagements.



Customized Campaign Consulting

Are You Leaving Volunteerism and Donations on the Table?

Fundraising campaign consulting services are designed to attract more donors, increase engagement, and ultimately raise more funds for a particular cause or organization. We provide the following services:

  • Campaign Readiness Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Program Evaluations
  • DEI Data Science Analysis + Integration
  • Case Statement Development + Validation
  • Messaging Gaps
  • Board Leadership + Development
  • New Community Engagement Expertise
  • Campaign Counsel
  • Constiuent Attitudinal Surveys
  • External Engagement Surveys
  • Census + Identity Surveys
  • Leadership Training + Development
  • Modernized Portfolio Metrics
  • Donor Recognition
  • Personalized¬†Solicitation Skills Development Training

Why remain stagnant in old traditional campaign fundraising approaches and cycles, when you can be successful in engaging new audiences and achieving your ambitious campaign objectives. Whether you are embarking on a campaign or in a campaign, our inclusive philanthropy services can assist you in your efforts.


We are subject matter experts in inclusive external engagement. Some of our services address and provide: 


Volunteer Engagement | Community Engagement | Philanthropic Engagement | Inclusive Alumni + Community Engagement | Inclusive Fundraising Strategies | Annual Giving | Gift Planning | Prospect Management |  Strategy + Analytics | Grateful Patients | Parents Programs | Organizational + Program Development | Customer Engagement | Board Development | Talent Management + Staffing

Incorporating inclusivity into organizational environments extends beyond micro-credentialing; it involves the capacity to comprehend inclusive, innovative and modern strategies at the individual, team, and organizational levels.



Inclusive Marketing + Communications Strategies

What Does your Messaging Say About Your Organization? 

Inclusive marketing and communications strategies recognize the importance of diversity and aim to create an environment where everyone feels seen, heard and valued. This not only contributes to positive brand perception but also aligns with ethical and socially responsible organizational practices. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • User Experience
  • Personas + Journey Mapping
  • Development¬†Communications + Donor Relations
  • DEIA Style Guides
  • Digital Engagement + Marketing
  • Experience Marketing
  • Magazines + Publications
  • Authentic Storytelling
  • Branding
  • Campaign + Content¬†Marketing
  • Data Science + Analytics
  • Operational + Enterprise Systems
  • Workflows + Processes
  • Website Audits
  • Inclusive Product Messaging
  • Representation in Imagery
  • Inclusive Language


Successful fundraising leaders know that one-size-fits-all fundraising does not work. Yet they have not gone far enough in reexamining established practices as they attempt to engage more and more diverse potential donors.











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