Fundraising and Nonprofit Management

The needs of nonprofits vary greatly. In response, our services are flexible and always evolving.

Montgomery Consulting Services for Nonprofits

Fundraising Coaching – Nonprofit organizations and leaders can benefit from an experienced fundraising coach able to help them improve their fundraising practices and results.  We have helped many organizations to improve their routine (non-campaign) fundraising from Individual, Corporate, and Foundation donors.


Campaign Counsel – We have helped a wide range of organizations to plan and implement both comprehensive and capital campaigns with goals ranging from less than $1 million into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Case development is a particular strength of the firm.

Board and Staff Training – We teach client staff and board members how to advocate and fundraise more effectively. See the Practical Fundraising™ page for more about this.

Grantseeking Assistance - This is a long-time strength of the firm and builds on Mike Montgomery’s unique personal experience as a grant maker, evaluator and grant writer. We help organizations to write many different kinds of proposals but our real strength is using the writing process to help clients convert an idea into a fully-developed program ready for grant funding. 

Strategic and Program Planning - We help clients to accurately identify the major challenges and opportunities facing their organizations. We then assist clients in preparing to meet those challenges and opportunities through strategic and program planning using an approach to planning that combines the fact-based analysis of classic corporate planning with the facilitated consensus-building of traditional nonprofit strategic planning.

Services Offered in Conjunction with Bidlack Creative Group

Direct Mail and Digital Fundraising Services – In collaboration with the Bidlack Creative Group, we offer direct mail and digital fundraising consulting and implementation services. Whether you need help “tweaking” your annual appeal or a one stop shop to assume responsibility for your large outgoing appeals, we can help you. 

Fundraising and Communications Assessments – With Bidlack we also do Fundraising and Communications Assessments designed to help nonprofit organizations to better understand the fundraising challenges they face, to consider their options, and adjust their fundraising and supporting communications for continued success

Fundraising and Nonprofit Management Clients

Our Fundraising and Nonprofit Management Practice clients have included: 

Champions of Wayne, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (photo at upper left), Detroit Institute of Arts*, Detroit Symphony Orchestra*, Eastern Michigan University, Flint Development Center, Friends of the Dearborn Animal Shelter, Friends of Kenyan Orphans, Focus: HOPE*, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana, Grosse Pointe War Memorial, Joy-Southfield Community Development, Lawrence Technological University, Matrix Human Services*, Michigan Aerospace Foundation, Michigan State University IPPSR, Northville Educational Foundation, SRSLY**, The Henry Ford*, United Way for Washtenaw County**, University of Detroit/Mercy Consolidation Project, University of Michigan Alumni Association, Venture Outdoors, Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial*, Washtenaw Development Council (now Ann Arbor SPARK), Wayne State University* , YMCA of Detroit*, and Zaman International/Hope for Humanity.

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No asterisk - Last served via direct engagement.

* Most recently served through subcontracting.

** Collaboration with Bidlack Creative Group.