Need: Determining donor interest in supporting comprehensive campaign
Service: Pre-campaign Planning
Having interviewed several potential providers, leaders of Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati District Council, chose The Yunker Group to help it prepare for a major fundraising initiative, its first since its successful campaign of 2003-2006 for which Smith Beers Yunker & Company guided the planning and implementation.
Executive Director Mike Dunn explained, “Overall, the process was very beneficial for St. Vincent de Paul. As we were reviewing potential third party partners, The Yunker Group team laid out the process that they would follow. It was a well orchestrated recipe and refreshing to see The Yunker Group’s follow through on exactly what was described to us in the initial conversation. The firm has a proven track record and experience which was reassuring to us at St. Vincent de Paul.”
“Because The Yunker Group had worked with St. Vincent de Paul previously there was a certain comfort level with them within the organization and in the broader community. The Yunker Group helped solidify credibility of the upcoming campaign within the community as well. Like many nonprofits, we only have so many resources to pull off a pre-campaign planning phase in an effective way, thus The Yunker Group essentially became part of the team.”
“I was most satisfied with The Yunker Group partnership as it was exactly as they had laid out in the beginning. They completed their work within the agreed upon timeline, which is rarely the case for a longer engagement. The final document of recommendations was a thorough summation of their confidential conversations and captured the participants’ sentiments on the upcoming campaign.”
“In our personal lives or professionally, it is always nice when people deliver upon what they said they were going to do, particularly over a period of time. There were lots of moving parts and variables for The Yunker Group to deliver on, and they did it in a very successful and comprehensive manner. It was a very gratifying experience.”
Mike concluded, “What I would share the most with others is what you see with The Yunker Group is what you receive. Their process and delivery were very consistent with what they described upfront during initial conversations.”