Fund Development

Yerkes Consulting utilizes “Appreciative Inquiry” in working with client organizations. We celebrate what you have accomplished and seek with you your vision for the future. We conduct surveys and interviews with current board members, staff, your clients, donors and the community at large. Our session (s) will also include “fund development best practices” in high performing business and non-profit organizations.

Once contacted Yerkes Consulting will consult with your Executive Director or Designated Board Member to discuss your organization’s needs. Yerkes Consulting will create a customized proposal that includes an outline of the work to be done, proposed outcomes, number of sessions needed, session proposed content, dates and fees for client review. We work with your input throughout the project to ensure your satisfaction with the project.

“We celebrate where you are and plan with you where you want to go”

Topics Include:

  • Fundraising
  • Current Trends in Fund Development
  • Board Development “The Art of the Ask”
  • Grant Writing

Yerkes Consulting - NonProfit Day - Grant Writing


“I had the pleasure of working with Yerkes Consulting, when Rita led our nonprofit board annual retreat. The focus of the half-day was on developing a culture of philanthropy surrounding our strategic planning goal of funding sustainability.

Rita’s approach to the planning and implementation of the retreat was stellar. She asked questions, listened, and delivered. She was respectful of our opinions on how to approach topics and flexible to meet our needs. She was in frequent contact in the few weeks prior to the retreat, making recommendations and lending her expertise to plan a successful event. Her style of presenting was interactive and effective, using small group discussion and experiential activities to keep us fresh and engaged.

When surveyed after the event, every board member agreed that it was worth their time and the organization investment.”

Lynette Spencer, LCSW
Executive Director
Adventure Works