Teach For America
San Diego, USA
Teach For America San Diego was facing three concurrent challenges, the unexpected departure of a senior development director, a chief of staff on long term medical leave and the need to plan and execute two high-stakes, fundraising events that involved high profile national business leaders and donors. We were engaged by TFA to support the Executive Director and the leadership team to increase staff capacity in a vital role and to secure critical fundraising dollars through a combination of our management consulting and interim staffing services.
Within the parameters of the budget, we developed a scope of work and contracted to provide interim staffing support at 10 hours a week for four months. This hybrid temporary position had specific areas of focus:
- The planning and execution of two high-profile, high-stakes fundraising events, and;
- Supporting the full team through their monthly and quarterly accountability and performance management systems.
We also tackled a major project vital to the organization’s sustainability, overhauling the fund development systems in close collaboration with the existing team. We outsourced the direct event management, and project-managed the involvement of key stakeholders and donors throughout the planning and pre-ask phases of the campaign.
As a result…
The organization surpassed their annual revenue goals for the first time and the organization, as whole, outperformed their programmatic metrics due to the strong focus on accountability and performance.