Services And Select Achievements

Greatrake, McBride & Associates, Inc., offers a wide range of services to the not-for-profit community. Our goal is to help your organization achieve its full potential by assisting in the areas of:

Fund Development

  • Direct mail campaigns
  • Annual giving campaigns, including giving clubs
  • Special events
  • Major gift campaigns
  • Case statement development
  • Donor recognition program development

Strategic Planning

  • Facilitation of the overall strategic planning process (including strategic planning retreats), as well as development of the strategic planning document
  • Strategic plans may be developed for an overall organization or the organization’s fund-raising efforts

Marketing Communications

  • Theme and copy development: annual reports, newsletters, brochures, Web site copy, etc.
  • Coordination of publication and distribution

Other Projects

  • Donor survey development
  • Interim professional staffing for development offices or programs
  • Professional search for development professionals
  • Mentoring of entry level to mid level development professionals

Select Achievements

  • Development of strategic plans for the YWCA of North Orange County, Coastline Community College Foundation, Girls Incorporated of Orange County, College of the Desert Alumni Association, Orange Coast College Alumni Association, Santa Ana Zoo, the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, Family Support Network and the Campaign for Affordable Housing. A fund-raising plan developed for Girls Incorporated surpassed its 3 year goals in just 2 years—a year ahead of schedule!
  • Coordination of special events for Coastline Community College Foundation, Girls Incorporated of Orange County, Project Tomorrow, Riverside Community Health Foundation, the University of California, Irvine and Vocational Visions. Coastline Community College Foundation’s Visionary of the Year event has increased its net revenues by more than 400% since the company’s involvement, and Girls Incorporated of Orange County’s 50th anniversary event in 2004 netted more than $250,000.
  • Coordination of marketing communications materials for Methodist Hospital Arcadia, Riverside Community Health Foundation, Coastline Community College, California State University Fullerton, Foothill Foundation and Project Tomorrow. With expertise in both marketing communications and fund development, Greatrake, McBride & Associates, Inc. can effectively incorporate an organization’s fund-raising message into copy for newsletters, displays or special projects.