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Just Cause has a stellar reputation. Their outstanding work with the Forest Preserve Foundation confirmed my commitment to serve the board. That confidence was well-placed. Their guidance has helped us significantly grow our fundraising capacity.
In recruiting a development director for our team, Just Cause was extremely effective and efficient. They did an excellent job of research – they took time to talk to our key stakeholders to determine qualities most important to us. They then created a job description and handled the recruitment from start to finish. We are happy with the candidate we selected.
What I appreciated most was Lisa and Nancy always challenged me to do more. But they didn’t give me a bunch of ideas and leave. They stayed with me, prepared me, followed up. They wanted results as much as I did and worked with me to get there. 100% of the time I was rewarded when I followed their guidance. They gave me the confidence I needed to lead our organization to the next level of fundraising.
Just Cause helped us to be strategic about board development—to attract the best fits for what we need most and a structure for nominations and governance. I valued that Just Cause was very hands on. They attended donor meetings with me that have produced real results—multi-year gifts, relationships that have led to more board members, and more.
Just Cause gave us a toolkit to grow our organization. They helped us to be mindful about donor engagement points, get our board aligned as brand ambassadors and further build our base. They also challenged me to make bigger, bolder asks. And, it worked! They broke things down into simple, straightforward tasks so it wasn’t overwhelming. I loved working with them.
We had committed to a big expansion and needed help structuring a campaign. Just Cause helped us determine feasibility, strategize our campaign target, evaluate our donor lists, have conversations with board members, and helped us find staff we needed. What I appreciated most was their flexible and practical approach. I was running a lean organization and Nancy and Lisa came prepared not only with high-level strategy, but also rolling up their sleeves to help me with the immediate tasks at hand.
With our event, they held our hand every step of the way. They are great listeners, are clear experts in resource mobilization, and they understand the programmatic elements of an event that lead to great fundraising. We never felt like Just Cause were consultants. They were part of our team. And, they are fun to work with!