FBC isn't just going to give you some eloquent narrative about how to fundraise. They're going to roll up their sleeves and equip you to do the work.
–Karl Nichols, Vice President of Investor Development, E3 Alliance
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We invite you to lay your challenges at our feet. The dreams you have may feel outsized and hard to achieve, but challenging goals are the kinds of projects we seek. From multimillion dollar fundraising campaigns to building effective networks of leadership and support, FBC offers calm guidance and a supersized level of expertise. Our nonprofit clients come to us with very real and complicated challenges which we overcome together. No matter the size of your dreams, please reach out and ask how we can help.
Purpose & Vision • Compelling Messaging • Visual Storytelling • Culture of Philanthropy
PURPOSE AND VISION
FBC guided a strategic planning effort which was initiated by refining the vision and mission for the organization. The result of this collaboration is the foundational philosophy to build programs that are paving the way for women and girls to be seen, heard, and encouraged to reach their full potential.
AGE SERVICES OF CENTRAL TEXAS
FBC created a comprehensive campaign called “The Power of Us” which relied heavily on visual storytelling through illustrations paired with positive messages of hope. Stakeholders and community members’ response to this campaign exceeded expectations and now serves as an effective model for other nonprofit organizations.
CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY
Capital Campaign Feasibility • Fundraising Roadmaps • Visual Storytelling • Corporate Philanthropy Strategies
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FEASIBILITY
FBC was asked to conduct a fundraising feasibility assessment for KMFA 89.5, one of a handful of locally curated classical radio music stations in the US. The thoughtful planning process engaged current and prospective donor stakeholders and resulted in the launch of Dear Music, a comprehensive and successful major gifts campaign to bring about KMFA’s new home.
Dell Jewish Community Center, enlisted FBC to assist with the launch of a major gifts campaign, and develop a roadmap to successfully raise $25M Campaign. The FBC team worked diligently with the Board, a new Campaign Steering Committee and many stakeholders to create a bold vision with structure and systems to drive the campaign to completion, which was achieved through our collaborative partnership.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
RMHC leadership made a bold decision to triple the size of their House to meet the growing number of pediatric patients coming into our region. As part of the planning process, FBC assessed the organization’s Development and Fundraising structure with a lens toward growth and expansion. FBC support and recommendations helped RMHC design a thoughtful plan for staffing and the necessary systems that go along with growth.
CORPORATE CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES
As a long-term partner to Kendra Scott, FBC helped design a thoughtful corporate giving model for the company’s corporate philanthropy program. FBC guided procedures for grant applications and served as a strategic advisor and counsel. Additionally, FBC facilitated national trainings for store managers and associates on the intersection of philanthropy and DEI principles. Most recently FBC has been integrally involved in launching Yellow for Pink, a national initiative for breast cancer.
Training & Coaching • Board Governance • Board Retreat Facilitation • Speaking Opportunities
TRAINING AND COACHING
FBC served as counsel to the CEO of E3 when a decision was made to hire a Chief Development Officer (CDO). As part of the search committee, FBC provided insight into the role of a CDO, served on the interview/selection team, and then provided long-term executive coaching and training for the new hire. FBC also coached E3 Board members about effective donor prospect engagement, thoughtful asks, and how to close and steward gifts.
DR. TERESA GRANILLO
BOARD RETREAT FACILITATION
AUSTIN THEATRE ALLIANCE
As part of a larger engagement with the ATA (home of the Paramount and State Theaters), FBC planned and facilitated a full-day Board Retreat. The FBC Team curated an experience which integrated the playfulness of theatrical experience with the seriousness of Capital Campaign development. Aspirational sessions on Dreaming Big and working sessions to develop Strategic Areas of Focus, yielded a cohesion of forward-thinking energy and enthusiasm.
Fayruz, a seasoned public speaker, is often asked to share her expertise on a wide variety of topics from fundraising and donor stewardship to inspirational messages for women entrepreneurs, cancer survivors and more. Because of her passion for encouraging and inspiring others, Fayruz is intentional about making time for speaking engagements. Please submit an inquiry if you are interested in hearing a multi-faceted perspective on generosity and life.