GUIDE Service Profile : Raising Funds and Advisory Services for
Economic Development Organizations
STELLAR Fundraising Executives plans and conducts fundraising campaigns
on behalf of economic development organizations and also provides related
advisory services. They don't just provide advice about how to raise
money. They do it.
A brochure (Adobe
PDF file) describes their fundraising services, as
The planning work
includes analysis of the impact of the economic development services from a
corporate perspective, such as return on investment analysis, which can
reinforce the case for the value of
corporate support of such activities.
available through their website (Adobe
PDF file) describes their new Economic Development service division,
which extends beyond their traditional fundraising work. The scope of such services
now includes the following areas.
- Site Selection
- Community Audits
- Economic Development Strategic Plans
- Targeted Economic Development Marketing Plans
- Workforce Strategic Plans and Cluster Analysis
- Organizational Analysis and Plans
- Cost Comparison Reports
Terry J. Cusack
President and CEO
Fundraising Executives, Inc.
Blvd, Suite 4-375
Alternate contacts :
Economic Development Division
Jack Allston, CEcD, FM, Senior VP and Managing Director
Chris Clifton, CEcD
|Scope of Services
The fundraising work involves :
- Strategy development for actionable fund-raising
- Return on investment analysis to develop a
persuasive case for support
- Professional solicitation of funds on behalf of
the client organization
- Development of public / private partnerships
- Post-campaign investor relationship management
- Flexibility to adapt the fundraising services to
- Top management actively engaged in the work
throughout the process
- Networking for other purposes, such as to support
Biographic Profiles are available on their website
Refer to the
Consultant Tips section
Tips for fundraising success
Their website has
testimonials from clients for fundraising services.
|Illustrative project summaries
They publish an e-mail
newsletter, FUND-amentals, about their work. This may highlight new
clients, work in progress, and successful projects, among other topics.
|Illustrative client list
Their website highlights
some of their clients.
Sponsorships - events, professional publications, etc.
Exhibitor at IEDC Annual Conference
Speaker at professional events
Sponsors of ACCE, MAEDC, IDC, IEDC, FEDC, SEDC, FACC
There is no relationship at this time beyond general
awareness of prior experience through informal contact as a
leading fundraising service in the US market.
For details about their services at this time, please contact
Terry Cusack directly, and please let
how you found him !
There have been informal discussions about referring
opportunities to each other as appropriate. That is on the same basis
as other consultants, namely, a non-exclusive and independent
referral relationship to get to know their capabilities better, and
thereby be well-prepared to introduce area representatives who might
otherwise be unaware of their existence and capabilities to support
fundraising programs. Service proposals would still be agreed entirely
between STELLAR Fundraising Executives and the client organizations
Relationship leader at GDI Solutions for potential clients
We facilitate introductions when we become
aware of areas which need their services. Likewise, they may independently inform their contacts about our services as
appropriate, without any obligation to promote our services, nor any
endorsement by them or by us about each other's services.
|Alliances with other firms -
none known at this time.
ACCE Marketplace listing about STELLAR
See also Capital Strategists Group (CSG) - Tom Ralser.
This relationship is explained on the STELLAR website.
|Feedback from participants or clients
- not available at this time
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executives with direct experience working with this service provider.
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when authorized to do so by the executive involved, and when the comments
seem appropriately reliable and relevant to other executives.
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STELLAR Fundraising Executives for their own fundraising initiatives.
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