Organizations often need to test the waters before launching a major campaign. Al will analyze your capacity to carry out a capital campaign, and he will help you craft a persuasive case statement. Then Al will discuss that case statement individually with donors and funders and candidly assess the potential success of your campaign.
Al will design a structure for your capital campaign, help you prioritize your prospects, train and support your volunteer and staff solicitors, and put the pieces in place to support your success.
Al helps staff and board leadership undertake strategic planning processes that promote a deeper understanding of institutional values, an appreciation for external challenges, and a focus on critical–and often overlooked–issues.
Al provides training on a variety of subjects, including clarifying the roles of board and staff; attracting, cultivating, and keeping donors; understanding planned giving and creating an effective gift planning program; and building a culture of philanthropy. In his trainings, Al works to demystify fundraising and to change the development process from a subject of apprehension to one of excitement and opportunity.
Al assists nonprofit organizations with various aspects of charitable gift planning. These services include providing training to boards and staff, educating donors, building the infrastructure for accepting and managing gifts, and being on-call for confidential conversations with his clients’ donors regarding their personal gift planning.
It’s not easy being the CEO. Al can help nonprofit leaders gain perspective, reprioritize their responsibilities, manage and delegate, and move the organization forward toward ultimate success.
Al brought out the best in our staff and board.
Media Power Youth, Manchester, NH
[Our] planning session couldn’t have gone better.
Al approaches complex issues with thoughtfulness, moral clarity, and ardor.
Research Associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
The Urban Institute
My copy of Al’s report is well worn from use and reuse.
Historical Society of Cheshire County
His work, both in preparing for the retreat and in conducting it, was outstanding.
President and CEO
Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth
I never fail to learn something new.
Ray D. Madoff
Boston College Law School and Author of "Immortality and the Law"
Al Cantor worked wonders at our board retreat.
Vermont Journalism Trust
Our only regret is that we didn’t start working with Al earlier.
The Center for Cartoon Studies
On the ‘new information’ scale, Al was a 10.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
His work is always meticulously researched and provocative.
Chair, Department of Accounting & MIS, Fisher College of Business
Distinguished Professor The Ohio State University
Al’s guidance helped turn our organization around.
New Hampshire Audubon
Al has become my go-to guy for sage advice delivered with kindness and humor.
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
The end results have truly moved the organization forward.
Squam Lakes Association
Al Cantor has helped our organization level up.
The Center for Cartoon Studies