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WE ARE JUST CAUSE CONSULTING

Let’s Work Together

101 West Grand, Suite 200, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Call: 312-527-3667

Our mission is to help you grow.

From big-picture strategic vision to every tiny detail, we work with you.

You want to do more. We create fundraising plans tailored to your unique culture and goals—and equip you to get there.

Success starts with your board and staff leadership. Empowered, your team is your organization’s greatest advocate, accelerating your progress.

New donors will become ambassadors and bring resources and networks to further your mission. We partner with you to identify prospects and create deeper relationships with your current donor base.

Speak their language. Connect donors to your mission and inspire them to become and stay involved.

We understand that lean nonprofit teams must optimize human resources for the greatest impact. We provide the support you need to reach your goals.

Find the best talent and expertise. We identify goals and core competencies, then tap into our established networks to glean the brightest candidates.

Stellar Reputation

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.

Tom Lanctot Board Member, Forest Preserve Foundation

Politely Persistent

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.

Nancy Bulzoni Executive Director, Cancer Wellness Center

Real Results

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.

Shelley Davis President, Forest Preserve Foundation

Knowledgeable

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.

Harriet Levy CEO, Center for Enriched Living

Practical

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.

Paige Ponder CEO, One Million Degrees

Experts

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!

Surita Sandosham Executive Director, Heartland Alliance International

Strategic

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.

Shelley Davis President, Forest Preserve Foundation

Learn More in Our Case Studies.

Explore our recent successes.

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JUST CAUSE is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of business owned and operated by women.