Serving nonprofits in their pursuit of creating a better world is our greatest honor.

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From major capital and endowment campaigns to annual fundraising and general development activities, Mission Advancement has provided consultation and advice to more than 1,000 nonprofits throughout the U.S. We specialize in the unique fundraising needs of independent schools, human service nonprofits and faith-based organizations.

Independent Schools

Raising extraordinary amounts of money for your school’s campus takes significant planning and vision. Independent schools and universities face many unique challenges that make their fundraising campaigns different from other organizations. From balancing the perception that tuition covers all of the school’s needs to competing with multiple boosters and auxiliaries for funding, we understand the particular difficulties facing your development office.

For years, Mission Advancement has helped independent schools develop a well-conceived nonprofit growth strategy for fundraising that enables them to raise exceptional amounts while protecting – and even growing – annual giving.

“Mission Advancement helped us focus our efforts on understanding and ministering to the unique passions and interests of individual donors in ways that we had never considered.”

Dr. Larry Taylor, Ph.D., Former Head of School

Prestonwood Christian Academy | Plano, Texas

Prestonwood Christian Academy
Cotter Schools
St. Patricks High School
Bellevue Christian School
Dallas Christian School
Houghton College
Minnehaha Academy

Human Service Nonprofits

The expertise we offer has been forged through decades of experience counseling nonprofit organizations of all sizes. We’ve discovered that each organization has unique circumstances that demand consideration when crafting a plan for success. The result? A custom approach tailored to your needs.

We will help you focus effort and energy on high impact, high return activities that can tap into your organization’s hidden potential. Incremental and sustainable nonprofit growth is possible for all development offices, even if you can’t see it. We’re here to help you find creative ways to meet your donor’s needs and increase the funding of your mission.

“I could not recommend Mission Advancement highly enough. The consultation services they provided helped us achieve our goal without ever having to take the capital campaign public. I total attribute this success to the services they provided.”

Lynne McLean

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County | Plano, Texas

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Mobile Loaves and Fishes 
The Samaritan Inn
By the Hand Club for Kids 
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Juliette Fowler Communities
RBI Austin
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi

Faith-based Ministries

Often, nonprofits whose mission is rooted in scripture are advised to downplay their faith in fundraising efforts. We believe the opposite is true. People provide generous support to organizations they are passionate about because it aligns with their own values and enriches their lives. Connecting your donors to your mission is critical for long-term financial sustainability.

Few nonprofits challenge their donors to give significantly, and likewise few donors give to capacity. Your donors are committed to your mission, let’s inspire them to do something greater. We can show you how to be true to your mission, your faith, and your fundraising to impact even more lives and bring your vision to life.

“We began working with MAP just before the country went into recession. They encouraged us to stay the course with our capital campaign and in our first year with them we raised $3M in pledges toward the campaign while at the same time increasing operating revenue by 17.5%. They helped us to recruit and train volunteers to lead our campaign and have helped us build a strong cabinet. MAP’s investment in the work of Breakthrough has been a great asset and I have been recommending them to my friends in ministry leadership.”

Arloa Sutter

Breakthrough Urban Ministries | Chicago, Illinois

Student Mobilization (StuMo) 
Operation Bootstrap Africa
The Hope Center

6 Stones
Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Daily Bread Ministries
The Kellermann Foundation

Produce results like you’ve never seen before! Mission Advancement has surpassed expectations of feasibility studies time and time again. Whatever the sector, wherever you are – we’re your firm!

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Clients we serve

"At the end of the day, it’s all about relationships. MAP has been tremendously beneficial in helping us develop and execute our individual donor plans, and we’ve seen tremendous results.”

Alan GrahamMobile Loaves & Fishes / Austin, TX

“Genuine, professional and extremely knowledgeable – those three words define Mission Advancement’s work. They are genuine in the interest they take in their clients; they demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of their interactions, and I have personally found their pool of knowledge to be both vast and adaptable. This team has been a tremendous asset to our organization!”

Megan SadowskiCotter Schools / Winona, MN

“Mission Advancement has changed the way that ChildFund approaches major and principal gifts. We have seen substantial growth in a short period of time and our work with MAP has exceeded our expectations.”

Steve StirlingChildFund International / Richmond, VA

"Mission Advancement’s LEAP service helped St. Patrick High School dramatically grow our annual fund through relational, major gifts fundraising. We are happy with the decision to invest in this service that will have a positive impact on our Office of Institutional Advancement for years to come."

Jeff ArditoSt. Patrick Catholic High School / Chicago, Illinois

“I appreciate the strategic direction and sound advice Mission Advancement has brought to our campaign planning. They have helped our leadership think differently about our relationships with donors and have raised sights about what is possible – and how it is possible. I am so glad we hired MAP!”

Sara JacobsonMinnehaha Academy / Minneapolis, MN

“Mission Advancement's methodology of tapping into the capacity of a relatively small number of individual donors rather than the local churches to fund our campaign has produced results we have never seen before in Indiana. We have surpassed the expectations of the feasibility study and are closing in on our victory goal, which will exceed our original need by over $3 million.”

Bishop Mike CoynerIndiana Conference of The United Methodist Church