CFE takes great pleasure in using its development skills to help nonprofits improve the world in which we live. Our nonprofit clients pursuing foundation and state funding have won 90+% of the grants CFE developed and wrote for them. For a list of entities that have awarded grants to nonprofits supported by CFE click here.

CFE understands nonprofits want and need to put their financial resources into programs not fundraising.  Therefore, services are priced in a way that enables nonprofit clients to access support for as little as one hour or to manage an entire pursuit from soup-to-nuts in order to allow staff to pursue other priorities.  

CFE charges on an hourly or project basis. We do not work for a percentage of funds raised nor do we accept finder’s fees or contingent fees.  We do not accept compensation from third parties derived from products of services for a client without disclosing that third-party compensation to our client (for example, volume rebates from vendors).  Such practices are counter to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, of which we are a member.

Types of support provided include:

  • Prospect Identification
  • Prospect Qualification
  • Capture Strategy Development
  • Special Event Publicity (click here for examples)
  • Teaming Support
  • Grantor Relationship Development
  • Compliant Proposal Outlining and Writer Guidance
  • Proposal/Grant Writing
  • Letter of Support Coordination
  • Pink and Red Team Reviews
  • Presentation Coaching
  • Short List Support
  • Award Publicity and Client Appreciation Programs
  • Direct Mail Solicitations
  • Crowdfunding/Day of Giving