How much can you really raise?

Responding to client demand, GSI has developed a methodology to project aggregate fund raising potential for a development program at any stage in its maturity. The Philanthropic Capacity AssessmentTM (PCA) integrates proprietary techniques developed and refined by GSI over many years.

The PCA involves four key components:

  • Structuring a Community Giving Profile
  • Documentation of an organization`s entire Universe of Prospects
  • Calculation of Philanthropic Potential, by source and by program over a multi-year period
  • Analysis of Key Factors essential to fund raising success

Together with a detailed overview of marketplace giving trends and demographic data, the PCA deliverable is a comprehensive written analysis with full documentation. The PCA also serves as a powerful strategic planning tool.

We know of no other methodology of this kind in the fund raising industry.

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Martin Richman

Martin Richman is the Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation (MRHF) in Milford, MA, the latest position in an enormously rich and productive career. Since Martin's arrival at Milford a few years ago, the development program has expanded exponentially, including most recently, a major capital campaign that Martin is spearheading in partnership with GSI as counsel. Martin recalls that it was professional culture shock when he transitioned to healthcare from the arts.

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