Fundraising Counsel and Coaching

If you’re interested in integrating faith and fundraising, you’ve come to the right place. I’m a longtime evangelist for fundraising as ministry. I’m also a stickler for excellence in program execution. When fundraising is done in God’s name, nothing but our best will do.

So here’s the deal.

I promise the best possible counsel. In return, I expect your best possible effort. With this as our starting point, we can achieve great things for your organization, including:

  • A stronger annual giving program
  • Increased donor retention
  • More major gifts
  • A successful capital campaign
  • Foundation grants
  • Board engagement in fundraising
  • Hearts that are richer toward God.

Whether you’re just getting started with fundraising or yours is a mature program in need of fine-tuning, BASINGER CONSULTING can tailor a consulting or coaching plan that’s right for your organization.


From a one-day workshop to a multi-year coaching relationship, BASINGER CONSULTING provides counsel as you need it, in the form you want it, and on your time line. Most of my work falls into one of the following four categories:

1. Consulting. In a single visit or over a several month time frame, I assist you in working through a sticky fundraising challenge with counsel that’s tailored specifically to your organization.

2. Coaching. Together – sometimes in person, more often by telephone or Skype – we’ll design and implement a fundraising plan that will move your ministry from survival to significance. Making change sticks takes time, so these are longer term partnerships, with contracts continuing over several years.

3. Mentoring. Give that newcomer to your fundraising team, be it the CEO or a development staffer, a strong beginning with one on one mentoring. The mentor program includes two- hour weekly telephone or Skype sessions and anytime email access.

4. Seminars, workshops, and retreats. Not every issue requires a full-scale contract. Sometimes a one or two-day consultation is all it takes to achieve greater success in fundraising. Working with you with, I’ll design an engaging, interactive event that’s specific to your issues and which culminates with a next-steps agenda for you, your staff, and board.

Other services available from BASINGER CONSULTING include fundraising program audits, campaign feasibility studies and counsel, staff evaluation, and proposal writing.


The easiest way to reach me is by email at From there we can set up a telephone or Skype conversation.