Why Us?

Why we get results and why someone would want to spend their money with us:

  1. Our strategic focus on the big issues
  2. Our 7-Point Framework and understanding of why institutions succeed and our commitment to the Feldstein principles of fundraising success. We are a solutions-based adviser
  3. Our strategic capacity to think big and connect the dots
  4. Our international boutique advisory firm provides an eclectic group of clients with the deliverables they really need to grow and make the world an even better place
  5. We are not formulaic. Rather, our business is guided by first principles
  6. Our intellectual capital, thought leadership, content-based marketing know-how, and creativity
  7. Our purpose-driven commitment to assuring that the leaders of client institutions have the intellectual capital at their command to make the decisions that are necessary
  8. Our values-based collaboration and level of engagement with clients
  9. Our special capabilities as an energizer that help our clients do those essential things that really count in raising more money
  10. Our sense for how events will flow and ability to recommend the right actions

One of the world’s leading boutique advisory firms, providing clients with what they really need

In contrast to our competitors, we are a boutique firm providing strategic advisory services at the highest level, focused on major challenges in fundraising. In consulting on managing fundraising, we are implementing Peter Drucker’s basic insight that “plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” Our ethos and business model ensure that clients do not have to compromise between having a full-service fundraising advisory firm and receiving the benefits of the most experienced, direct, creative, innovative, trustworthy, bold, confident, and focused advice.

We are able to help our clients and their trustees courageously and boldly get hold of the matters at hand, formulate their vision, develop their strategy, build their organizational capabilities, rationalise their initiatives, and solve their most pressing financial development and growth issues with intellectual and strategic courage. The right fundraising strategy properly executed is transforming.

As Benjamin Disraeli observed, “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” We help our clients keep their eye on the main chances, remake their fundraising world according to their aspirations, and turn opportunities into results.

“Seize any opportunity, or anything that looks like opportunity. They are rare, much rarer than you think. Remember that positive Black Swans have a necessary first step: you need to be exposed to them.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A knowledge-based company helping clients get the grand strategy right

We help our clients develop the courage to do what they need to do. We know that in raising money what counts ultimately is not just the “courage of your convictions,” but, even more fundamentally, the “convictions of your courage.”

Clients and their trustees receive the full benefits of our ethos, experience, reputation, research, commitment, passion, energy, creativity, knowledge, and empathy. We are proactive advocates and energizers for our clients.

We pride ourselves on our intellectual capital; ideas-based culture; practical wisdom; commitment to our clients; and understanding of human nature, donor psychology, and the philanthropic brain. We make certain our clients know which policies and practices will lead to raising more money. We combine highly granular focus on important information with a unique knowledge of the big picture to develop unexampled marketing ideas.

One of our most valuable assets is our ability to help clients find the right series of ideas and moves to grow and propel themselves forward in raising big money. Our focus on the right processes is grounded in our understanding that fundraising is a chemical process, not a mechanical one.

Our type of service is extremely cost-effective. Just one of the major gifts a client would not have received without our advice, or one significantly bigger than it would have been otherwise, more than covers the fee for our entire multi-year engagement.

“Courage is rightly deemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others.”

Winston Churchill

An intellectual capital, research, and content-based fundraising company

The unconstrained flow of ideas is essential for growth.

We are unmitigated in our advice and tell clients things we know that others do not. And we make certain they are the things they need to know. We assume that clients also “want to hear what they do not want to hear.” We also recognize that it can be as important at times to advise clients on what not to do as well as what to do. As a content-based organization, Feldsteinco helps its clients strategically connect the dots and exceed their fundraising goals.

We have helped many clients build high-end donor networks through the associational marketing approach we have developed. “Join our club” can be among the most persuasive words in philanthropy.

“The key to future competitive advantage will be the organization’s capacity to create the social architecture capable of generating intellectual capital. And leadership is the key to realizing the full potential of intellectual capital.”
Warren Bennis