Fundraising Advisor – How it Works

When you bring Darren on board as your Fundraising Advisor, you get a professional who can fill much of the role of a Development Officer—but at a fraction of the cost and without the turnover nightmares.
Darren brings an outsider’s point of view and collaborative approach to nonprofit organizations throughout Southern California, helping them identify and understand their problems and then find the solutions to move forward. Darren…

    • Cultivates donor relationships – Donor development is always Darren’s primary focus. He attends your events, meets with donors (taking Board members with him), builds relationships, and provides the necessary follow-through to find ways for donors and sponsors to support your organization.
    • Teaches your team about fundraising – Darren works with everyone from the Executive Director to your Board and Committee members to develop a “fundraising mindset” across the entire team. This includes helping people get comfortable asking others for money, inspiring Board members to think outside of themselves, and changing how everyone views your volunteers.
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Charitable Giving Overview

If a charitable motive exists, the tax laws provide various methods and incentives to encourage the donor’s goodwill.
Not all Benefit Auctions are the same.. we can help build your endowment planned giving programs through several advantageous options.

Tax Implications – Charitable Deduction Rules

Generally, charitable gifts can reduce federal income, gift, and/or estate tax. In addition, states that impose income and/or estate tax generally allow charitable deductions.
An Income Tax Deduction is available for lifetime gifts to charity. The available deduction amount varies with the donor, the type of charity, the type of property donated, the form of the gift, and whether the donor is an individual or a corporation.
An Estate Tax Deduction is available for testamentary charitable gifts and is generally unlimited regardless of whether the recipient is a public charity or private foundation. However, partial interest gifts made at death are not eligible for a full deduction; only the present value of the charitable interest is deductible.
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Let’s get to know each other. To schedule a complimentary in-person meeting, contact Darren at or 1-619-990-8871.

Let Strategic Fundraising Solutions work with you as your Fundraising Advisor.

We’ll work closely with you to maximize your non-profit’s fundraising potential.