In an ever changing world, organizations committed to making a difference, need to periodically rethink and reframe their work to maintain their relevance and keep their donor messages fresh and exciting. Chris has developed an innovative process for working with organizations as they take a time out to evaluate their past, analyze their present and reframe their story and message for the future.
Creation of a unified vision for an organization that is bold and innovative can be incredibly difficult. It takes a facilitator with the right drive, organizational aptitude, and keen listening ear to guide a group through the decision making process. Chris is an expert in the facilitation of high-level, high-stakes conversations and meetings, and will work with your organization to create meaningful and strategic solutions.
One of the most integral factors in achieving sustainable change is measuring progress along the way. During her tenure as the CEO of Women’s Funding Network, Chris along with staff and evaluation consultants, reimagined the way social change work can be measured for impact by creating tools such as “Making the Case.” For the past decade WFN, Chris and other consultants have utilized this tool to help grantmakers and other organizations capture their impact data, deliver insights, make smarter decisions and tell better stories. Chris will work with your organization to determine and implement the best way to measure and discuss your impact and will facilitate the integration of those results into donor-friendly messages.
Fundraising is not just about asking for money, it is about:
Accustomed to cultivating multi-million dollar donations, Chris Grumm works with organizations to reframe their fundraising development plan; reinvigorates resource mobilization for organizations and their boards; and reimagines how to connect the passion of an organization or leader with the passion of their donors. This includes board and staff training for the creation of an organization-wide fundraising team. Wherever you are as an organization, Chris will work with your organization to shift your culture of giving toward a vibrant community of donors, excited about the organization and its mission.
Creating the Unforgettable Case – Co-Facilitated with Elizabeth Seja Min
This online course was created by Elizabeth Seja Min: The purpose of this course is to present a methodology organizations can use to make their case for support, in any situation, across various channels and reuse them again and again. Organizations will learn how to transform the way they use words and language to tell their story and will also gain confidence and motivation needed to develop the critical connections with supporters that lead to increased funding. (connect to link for the course)
As a CEO for 30 years, Chris Grumm knows first-hand how challenging it can be for those leading organizations to mobilize major resources on a regular basis. Resource mobilization for the CEO/ED is about: telling your organization’s mission and vision story; building and managing the organization’s fundraising team; and motivating and managing board involvement in fundraising. Chris offers a unique package combining one-on-one coaching with training for boards and staff on how to create this culture of philanthropy within an organization
Chris Grumm has extensive experience in strategic planning, program development and implementation in both domestic and international settings. She has a talent for working with organizations to define the problem and create innovative solutions that are bold and viable to ensure successful programming and outcomes.
Chris’ moves people to take charge and make a difference in the work about which they are the most passionate. Whether for an audience of 500 or 5000, you can leverage her expertise and wisdom in areas such as: