Fundraising Consulting

Local. Affordable. Successful.

1.Asbury_LibraryThe ECIA Fundraising Team is a nonprofit resource for communities and nonprofits for capital campaigns and capital projects that require various funding sources. Based in Dubuque, Iowa and working primarily within five eastern Iowa counties, ECIA is the only not-for-profit fundraising counsel in the region. ECIA staff has assisted dozens of local governments and nonprofit community groups in the ECIA region to plan efficiently and secure the funding needed for priority projects at an affordable price. ECIA offers flexible pricing that can be customized to each client’s needs.

We offer fundraising consulting and project management from the beginning to the end of a campaign:

Campaign Feasibility Studies

Before starting a capital campaign, we recommend conducting a comprehensive campaign planning feasibility study to gauge support for the project, recruit potential leaders, identify challenges and determine how much money you can expect to raise. ECIA will conduct personal interviews with top donors, administer surveys, identify leaders and volunteers and present recommendations based on our study results. Staff will also identify potential grants during the feasibility process.

2.BellevueOur Most Commonly Utilized Capital Campaign Services Include:
  • Brochure/case statement design
  • Capital campaign timelines, budgets and organizational charts
  • Feasibility studies
  • Campaign consulting
  • Follow-up strategies
  • Grant writing (including research, review, and administration)
  • Solicitation coaching
  • Volunteer management and training
  • Donor surveys, community surveys
  • Nonprofit strategic planning

Past and present clients include:

• Asbury Public Library • Aquin Little Angels Pre School & Day Care, Cascade
• Clarence Public Library • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
• Crescent Community Health Center • Mystique Ice Center
• Dubuque Dream Center • Dubuque YMCA
• East Dubuque Public Library • Gateway Impact Coalition
• Grant Wood Loop • Hardacre Theatre, Tipton
• Jackson County Conservation • Maquoketa YM-YWCA
• Miracle League of Dubuque • City of Bellevue
• City of Clinton • City of DeWitt
• City of Dubuque • City of Manchester
• City of Maquoketa • City of Tipton
• Cedar County • Dubuque County
• Miracle League of Dubuque • Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce
• Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque • Delmar Development
• Together We Build • Jackson County Prevention Coalition
• Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce • Regional Transit Authority
• Community Solutions of Eastern Iowa • Dubuque Metropoliton Area Transportation Study (DMATS)
• AFP IA Greater Tri-State Chapter  

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