Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Major and planned giving donors are regularly asked to support a variety of nonprofit causes through increasingly larger contributions. As a result, their expectations of professionalism and accountability are high. Fund development officers must meet these expectations in order to be successful in their major and planned giving strategies.

Zielinski Companies can guide your community or organization through the four-part development process of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. With input and support from your fund development team and leadership, we will provide counsel and advice in the art of major gifts and planned giving fundraising. We will work with your development team to hone philanthropic storytelling skills and create mission moments, identify major and planned giving donors on an ongoing basis, conduct effective prospect research, and develop donor profiles. We are experienced in facilitating workshops, retreats, and training, and we will work with you to integrate your major gifts and planned giving program with your master calendar to ensure a coordinated and consistent approach in all of your fundraising initiatives.