Golden Rule Consulting LLC
The Golden Rule

What We Do

The Big Picture

Golden Rule Consulting provides solutions to problems. We LISTEN and help third-sector impact organizations (sometimes called not-for-profits) generate philanthropic investment in their mission, with particular expertise in faith based fundraising efforts. We guide clients along the Golden Ruler, measuring each step, to ensure that their ultimate goal is accomplished. All of our services adhere to the ethical standards as defined by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and incorporate the Donor Bill of Rights.

  • Develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Sensitive) short-and long term fundraising action plans;
  • Mentor and provide training to CEO/executive directors , development professionals and Board volunteers active in resource development;
  • Conduct feasibility studies to identify achievable goals, leadership donors and volunteers and perceptions of the organization;
  • Organize/conduct major gift and capital campaigns;
  • Promote long term deferred (planned) giving efforts; and
  • Implement annual fund campaigns.


We can train your staff to increase their fundraising effectiveness. Presentations are also available on these  topics:

  • Extending the Invitation (or Making the Ask)
  • So you need more money … (or Establishing a Resource Development Program)
  • Planning your work and working your plan (Creating a Resource Development Action Plan)
  • Lasting and Leaving – Identifying Deferred Giving Prospects


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The path along the Golden Ruler:

Step 1: Plan the entire project

Step 2: Stock the "Back Room" with all the resources you will need for full implementation - both human, technical and process

Step 3: Recruit, train, and manage Volunteers

Step 3: Nurture your relationships with all constituencies: clients, donors and community leaders

Step 4: Secure the gifts and follow best practices for acknowledgement

Step 5: Be good stewards, using the money as you promised and demonstrating accountability and transparency and communicating that to your benefactors

Step 6: Enjoy your success and plan for the next journey


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