Grenzebach Glier and Associates is a full-service philanthropic management consulting firm, serving non-profit organizations across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Australia since 1961. As dedicated specialists in development and fundraising, we have earned our reputation as the foremost authority on international best practices.
Non-profit organizations operate in a “survival of the fittest” environment today, and our mission is to enable these organizations, large and small, to be fit for performance in the 21st century. We facilitate sustainable, extraordinary philanthropy that substantially impacts the fulfillment of non-profit missions. As the philanthropic marketplace becomes more complex and competitive—and as donors expect increased productivity and accountability from the organizations they support—well-researched strategic planning of fundraising initiatives becomes increasingly critical. GG+A can assist you in development and implementation of practices that align philanthropic initiatives with the strategic direction of your organization, and optimize your fundraising success.
Working with your key administrators and development executives, as well as key volunteer leaders, counsel from GG+A acts as a guide and catalyst in the fundraising process. Our consultants have come to GG+A from fundraising leadership roles within the sectors that we serve, and are available to review and consult on all aspects of development operations, campaign feasibility assessment and communications. We offer wealth screening and predictive modeling solutions, and provide expertise across the spectrum of donor programs, including annual, major and planned giving.
GG+A Best Practices
Each non-profit sector is distinctive and, in turn, every non-profit organization has a unique base of constituents, a mission tailored to their needs, and a host of organizational distinctions that have evolved out of its unique history. Understanding these distinctions is critical when developing a compelling case for support that highlights the organization’s unique strengths and accomplishments. Yet, when it comes to operational matters, it is more important today than ever to embrace the best practices that are guiding the most successful fundraising organizations.
GG+A can help you bring your organization and philanthropic management programs into alignment with best fundraising practices. We bring to our clients the methods, processes, and systems proven to optimize success—within their sectors and, where appropriate, across other non-profit sectors. Our breadth of experience, combined with our strategic, analytical, and technical expertise in all facets of philanthropic management enables our clients to consistently achieve their fundraising objectives and build capacity for future success.
The GG+A Evidence-Based Approach
Navigating the donor landscape has become much more complex, as increasing numbers of organizations compete for support. Hence, a core best practice for any non-profit organization is to embrace an evidence-based approach, collecting objective data to inform decision making. There is high risk involved, for example, in launching a major campaign without first assessing whether goals are achievable, given your organization’s current structure and level of constituent support. GG+A provides the means to gather objective evidence to ensure that you are on solid footing with all of your development plans and goals, and can help you use evidence to optimize success.
GG+A Core Values
GG+A brings expertise in the most current best practices to all our relationships to help clients elevate performance for long-term, sustainable growth. We draw from our philanthropic management experience across diverse sectors around the world to regularly refine best practices. Our approach is a strategic and evidence-based assessment, with guidance to the fundraising enterprise in its entirety: all fundraising programs and support services, as well as executive and volunteer leadership, across the institution. We seek clients eager to set ambitious goals and work hard to achieve those goals.
GG+A serves as partner to our client institutions and is committed to their fundraising success. We are proud of our many client relationships that have extended over years. Our consultants bring experience, objectivity and candor in our counsel to presidents, governing boards and fundraising staff to help them meet their objectives and build a high-performance culture of philanthropy within their institutions.
GG+A is dedicated to providing counsel that has real, positive impact on client institutions. Our accountability is to help the institution achieve its fundraising objectives and develop the means to build on its success for many years to come. We believe the firm’s best reference is a successful client.
To create a sustainable culture of philanthropy by advancing best practices in client environments.
Non-profit institutions inspire sustainable, extraordinary philanthropy to advance their missions.