FCi's current and former client list is a testimonial in itself.
These representative comments provide a flavor for the FCi experience:
Greater Providence YMCA
Homer Shirley, Former VP of Fund Development and Judith L. Crowley, Former Senior Director of Development share the following about their experience with Fund Consultants, Inc.:
“The quiet phase of the Greater Providence YMCA’s $18.1 million capital campaign got off to a strong start. A high percentage of the Board, Trustees, staff and long-time corporate and foundation supporters of the agency made meaningful gifts to the campaign during its first 18 months. And then the campaign just stalled. We called in Fund Consultants, Inc. to get us back on track.”
Homer Shirley adds: “When Shawn Buckless met with our senior management and leadership teams, he immediately demonstrated his ability to listen, see our vision and articulate a strategy that would get us to our goal. A well thought out and executed campaign audit showed us exactly where our campaign plan was working, and more importantly where it was failing and how to fix it. Fund Consultants, Inc. will move your fund raising team to the next level of performance – I recommend them without hesitation.”
Judith Crowley shares: “Shawn Buckless wasn’t just a consultant to our campaign – he was our partner. Shawn and the staff of FCI worked side by side with our entire development team to create a clearly defined plan. On any given day, I knew exactly what we needed to accomplish – what calls we needed to make, what solicitation team briefings we needed to complete and what grant proposals we had to start working on. And because FCI knew our market so well, they helped us craft a much more compelling case statement than we had developed early in the campaign. Fund Consultants, Inc. put us on a clearly defined and achievable path to our goal, including the submission of a successful Kresge Foundation challenge grant. If you want to avoid getting stuck mid-way through a major gift campaign – do yourself a favor – get FCI involved upfront.”