Fundraising Experts

for School Systems and Education Organizations
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We support strategic fundraising, development planning, and operations to ensure you have the resources needed to achieve your mission.

Our team can help you identify your highest leverage fundraising opportunities, build short and long-term strategies to ensure ongoing organizational success, or mitigate funding gaps, and provide targeted, tactical support to meet your fundraising needs.

Some examples of our suite of services include:


Strategic Fundraising Plans

Support building fundraising boards

Leadership Coaching


Capital campaign support


Grant research writing


Building donor lists


The Case for Support

We create or update your case-for-support. This way, you have a foundational set of materials to guide all asks.

Pipeline Analytics

We build or update your weighted pipeline, clarifying annual goals and potential gaps driven by market-based probabilities. The outcome is a dynamic dashboard illustrating where you are at all times.

Funder and Partnership Development

We create lists of best-fit funders and partners based on your mission, geography, and funding goals. We also coach you through executing the ask to ensure you have the tools to win funds when the time comes.

Board Engagement

We give you job descriptions and recruitment strategies for ensuring the correct people are at the table, and coaching to ensure your Board are executing their fundraising responsibilities with tact and efficiency.

Fundraising Strategic Planning

We facilitate workshops that clarify who you are, what you do, and how you will raise the cash flow needed to operate on an ongoing basis. These goals and activities are foundational to your org-wide strategic plan.

Development Staff Research

We find you the most effective fundraisers in the market through our search platform.

The Stronger Advantage

We’re Playing Chess.


Radical Candor

We tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear.

Analytical Horsepower

Our staff are analytically and quantitatively advanced with experience at top-tier consulting firms.

Lived Experience

Our staff are former teachers, administrators, and non-profit executives. We know the work because we’ve done the work.

Supportive Partnership

We are with you for the long-haul, including implementation phases.

Structured Approach

Our insights derive from time-tested protocols and consultancies. You’ll never wonder where we’re headed or why.

How We Work

Stronger Consulting is a mission-driven education consulting firm. We partner with you to develop the strategies, tactics, and tools necessary to build a reliable and consistently successful fundraising capability. While our team can do all of the work for you, we can also strengthen your internal capacity to run your “fundraising shop” so you can reach organizational sustainability faster and with more certainty.

Evaluate Your Fundraising Preparedness

As a partner in your organization’s success, the team at Stronger Consulting has created this fundraising quiz to help you assess where you are in your fundraising evolution, and determine how close you are to excellence across several important areas.

Our Fundraising Approach

Operational plan to leave no stone unturned

We clarify a specific, observable path forward so that you know exactly who has what by when to meet your goals.

Pipeline dashboard and analytics

We work to build or polish your weighted pipeline, leveraging best-in-class sales practices to chunk out your path forward.

Focus on fundamentals

We revisit fundamental activities including renewals, upgrades, and campaign material creation to establish a strong foundation.

Stronger’s Fundraising Clients Include

We approach our work with the following principles: 


We provide a client-driven process, rather than relying on “ready-made” programs.


We are a partner, committed to building the capacity of your organization.


We value real-time feedback and make adjustments to our services as needed.


We believe that the ultimate success of this work lies in its long-term sustainability.

Why We Do What We Do

Short Answer

Building and Sustaining Opportunities for Young People

Long Answer

The Stronger Consulting team strives to create and support inclusive, equity-focused organizations filled with individuals from diverse communities who are committed to building strong non-profit organizations. We believe that by providing you and your team with effective fundraising strategies, development team coaching, and targeted and customized fundraising resources, we can help you achieve your mission of creating exceptional outcomes for all children, families, teachers and leaders. 

Case Studies

Passionate Educators: Finding Qualified Candidates to take the Reigns at ELSF

                Partner: ELSF English Learners Success Forum Services: Search and Recruitment Location: Washington D.C.   The Launch   Based in New York and founded in 2017, English Learners Success Forum (ELSF) is a...

Charter School District Leadership | 3 Tips for Assessing Education Retention this Summer for Fall

  For students, summer is a time of rest, relaxation, and a general education of academic responsibilities. For educators and education leaders, this is usually not the case.   All too often, administrators will end the school year on a high note, expecting...

Case Study: Staffing Changemakers with Chicago Public Schools

Partner: Chicago Public Schools Services: Search and Recruiting Location: Chicago, Illinois Launch At the outset of the search, we understood that the successful candidate would be an experienced change-maker with depth in the portfolio model of schools: a highly...

Case Study: Stronger Consulting and Making Waves Foundation’s New Chief of Finance and Strategy 

Partner: The Making Waves Foundation Services: Search and Recruiting Location: Richmond, California   The Launch Established in 1989, Making Waves Foundation originally began as an after-school program for tutoring students. In the following years, that program...

Leading Educational Organizations That Spark Careers Instead of Jobs

  A sobering statistic to consider:   More than 50%  of public school teachers are considering leaving the profession sooner than they originally planned, according to a survey by the National Education Association.   We’re pretty sure that isn’t...

Not Prepared for Summer Turnover? Here’s What it Costs You

  Every year, summer brings with it a sweeping round of losses for those in the education sector. Depending on the specific sector of education you work in, it’s not uncommon to see more than half of your staff leave your school or organization at the end of the...

The Great Resignation Highlights The Importance of Retention in Education

  The modern workplace is experiencing one of the most radical shifts of the century.   The pandemic’s impact on employment and worker operations, while initially devastating and disorienting, has highlighted a new wealth of opportunity. Employees no longer...

A Beacon of Resilience: Fanny Jackson Coppin

  As Black History Month comes to a close and Women's History Month comes to arrival, Stronger Consulting wants to celebrate the one additional historical figure that helped create an increasingly equal education system. One of the most notable was Fanny Jackson...

Celebrating the Inspiring Legacy of Mary Mcleod Bethune

Have you heard of Mary Mcleod Bethune?    Many Americans, unfortunately, have not.    Despite being a national advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and an advocate for education in the deeply segregated South, Bethune (1875-1955) is not recognized as...

Vacations are Supposed to Reduce Burnout | Many Educators Return to Work Just as Tired

  The post-holiday season should bring with it a sense of freshness and excitement to return to work. The winter break provides a much-needed chance to rest and recuperate for professionals working in charter schools and districts and the nonprofits that serve...

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