Nonprofit Fundraising

About our nonprofit consulting services


About our Non-Profit Fundraising Consulting

Previously, Mitchell was on the University of San Francisco’s front line fundraising team. While there, he helped to build a culture of philanthropy among USF's donor base and engage them to renew their gifts each year. As part of USF's $300 million comprehensive campaign, Mitchell engaged and re-engaged alumni, students, parents, faculty, and staff philanthropically with the University. He led the team in the exploration of new ideas and technology to help increase open rates, click through rates, and giving rates. This led the annual giving team to have a reputation as an early adopter and innovator.

Mitchell is mission focused, goal oriented, and results driven. He has a strong and proven track record of successfully soliciting and closing gifts, providing high levels of customer service, implementing innovative technologies, and launching marketing campaigns with high returns on investments. During his time at USF, he maintained a steady growth rate of the senior class gift, he had grown the culture of philanthropy on campus, and increased faculty and staff participation in giving from 17% to 52%. As part of his success, he won a CASE Award in “Best Practices in Fundraising Campaigns” for the immense success of the universitys’ faculty and staff giving campaign.

notable examples

School of Law Development Consultant

University of San Francisco

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    Contracted by the School of Law (SOL) Development and Alumni Relations team

    Provide major gift support, annual giving training, support, and execution of strategy.

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    Set new fundraising records

    During his time at the Law School, he led the team to the most successful Giving Tuesday and Day of Giving ever for the School.

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    Multi-channel solicitation and marketing plan

    Built out and implemented a robust multi-channel solicitation and marketing plan to engage Law School donors in giving. This led us to a 14% increase in donors over the previous fiscal year.

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    Closed annual and major gifts

    Closed annual and major gifts benefitting the School of Law and set up and sat in important fundraising meetings with and for the Dean.

Annual Giving Experience

University of San Francisco

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    Raised $600k+ annually

    through the senior class gift and faculty and staff giving campaigns, two areas he oversaw. He personally solicited $50k+ by cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding annual, major, and planned gifts from faculty, staff, students, & alumni.

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    Increased faculty and staff giving rates

    from 17% to 52% , through an innovative, engaging, and award winning annual giving campaign.

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    Recruited, educated, and empowered

    up to 30 faculty and staff volunteers to lead their areas of campus in giving as part of a faculty and staff giving campaign.

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    Led RFP process

    to successfully implement and launch GiveCampus for online fundraising. In FY19 between iModules and GiveCampus we engaged nearly 3000 unique donors and raised $700k

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    Led strategic exploration of new ideas and technology,

    especially drivers of urgency and addition of videos, GIFs, images, and texting, earning our team a reputation as an early adopter and innovator

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    High ROI and open rates on solicitations and engagement pieces

    by A/B testing, incorporating drivers of urgency, segmentation, and appealing to a persons’ pathos, topping 70% open rates in some cases

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    Hired, educated, trained, and managed 4 student interns

    who supported the senior class gift, the annual giving team, and in reviving the Student Alumni Association

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    Increased senior class giving

    through innovative solicitations, a stronger recurring gift program, hiring and managing Senior Class Gift interns, and increased event participation. USF is the only school in our peer group to increase Senior Class Gift participation

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    Developed solicitations,

    reported on fundraising successes, and personalized stewardship for donors with high open rates and returns on investment.

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    Wrote one of the most viewed USF-related content

    in 2015, a USF themed BuzzFeed List and launched a creative Senior Class Gift marketing campaign in FY19.

Annual Giving Consultant

University of San Francisco

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    Supported the fiscal year end goals

    and executed a donor engagement strategy for the university’s central Annual Giving team.

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    Engaged by USF

    to provide fundraising and engagement consulting to the spartan Annual Giving team

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    Led USF to their most successful year fundraising online

    at the time, raising $1 million by engaging more than 3200 unique donors

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    Engaged more than 2500 donors

    to give within 24 hours on our Day of Giving; our most successful Day of Giving at the time

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    Responded quickly to help USF

    pivot fundraising priorities and messaging to Coronavirus response need

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    Hired, trained, on-boarded

    new Annual Giving team members

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