Not all fundraising is alike. While many nonprofit organizations successfully raise funds for existing programs or operational expenses, when it comes to expanding services, they may not know where to start to raise funds.
Allison Sampson has the depth of experience needed to meet wide-ranging fundraising needs. Through ASMC, she managed fundraising through several avenues:
- Assesses current fundraising efforts
- Advises on development strategy
- Conducts resource development, identifying potential funders
- Trains boards of directors and staff in fundraising techniques
- Coordinates and prepares government and foundation grants
- Produces special events
ASMC CASE STUDY: REDONDO BEACH LIBRARY
For the Redondo Beach Library Foundation, which supports the Redondo Beach Library System, Allison provided counsel on how to secure funds for a new library branch building. Allison advised strategies for tackling the fundraising initiative, wrote the foundation’s first grant application, and conducted a fundraising campaign study. The foundation has launched its project.
Allison has worked with governmental entities such as the Los Angeles Zoo and its support group, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA). Specifically, Allison analyzed fundraising efforts and made substantive recommendations for change. The Los Angles Zoo covers over 100 acres and is home to over 1,200 mammals, birds, and reptiles, including many rare and endangered species. The Zoo depends on its support group to raise programming funds necessary for its operations.
Allison also studied the Zoo’s concessions contract to further increase operating support for programming. For this assignment, ASMC, working with a team of experts, developed a new Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Los Angeles Zoo’s food concession program. As a result, a new concession contract was award that increased the overall positive quality of guests’ experience at the Los Angeles Zoo.