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Development Services

Mainspring Charities provides a full suite of development services, including planning studies; campaign planning and management; and development office management. Drawing on our work with leading-edge innovators in the non-profit sector, and decades of on-the-ground experience, we implement development programs that transform, impact, and advance missions.

Strategic Consulting Services

Mainspring Charities is a leader in designing strategic development initiatives across all major non-profit sectors. We help our partners achieve sustainable growth through a range of strategic consulting services, which encompass assessments and audits; strategic planning; leadership advisory services; analytics, predictive modeling, and benchmarking; board development; custom learning; prospect research; partnership development; and social media assessments and strategy. We excel in linking organizational objectives with development at the forefront.

Campaign Management

Our campaign directors and executive consultants work collaboratively with institutional development personnel to provide coordination of day-to-day operations, tailored solicitation strategies, leadership briefings, preparation and coordination of campaign meetings, proposal development, prospect tracking, research and donor acknowledgment systems, volunteer training and activities, and weekly executive briefings.

Major Gift Acceleration

Mainspring Charities has significant experience in designing, managing and enhancing major gift programs. A Major Gift Assessment can help determine how your organization’s major gift program stacks up to peer institutions, as well as identify the messages that resonate the most with donors and prospects. Mainspring Charities has assists with the launch of a new major gift initiative or individual giving program, including the development of an informed and strategic case statement, building a pipeline of qualified, prospective donors, and thoroughly training organizational leadership and volunteers to prepare for successful major gift visits and requests.


Mainspring Charities assists in the identification of mutually beneficial opportunities and partnerships to enhance and strengthen existing relationships, as well as pursue and strategize new partnership opportunities.