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Capital Campaign Fundraising Consulting

Professional Coaching for Board and Committee Members, CEOs and Staff

Fundraising success involves a lot of people, some of whom may have limited fundraising experience. IWA can customize coaching and training programs that will increase your fundraising skills and confidence!

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Annual Giving Assessment, Planning and Coaching

The lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations, annual giving, can ebb and flow and is easily influenced by both external and internal factors. Our team can bring your organization a wealth of real nonprofit experience that can assess your efforts and develop doable strategies and paths to increasing success.

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Non-Profit Fundraising, Campaign Readiness

Campaign Readiness, Planning and Coaching

Experience matters when taking on a large fundraising campaign. Our team can help you structure your project for success, test the philanthropic market and assist your team with execution. Adding IWA to your campaign team can make the difference in both time, money spent and money raised!

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Recent Publications

Planning and Implementing Your Major Gifts Campaign

"Planning and Implementing Your Major Gifts Campaign" by Suzanne Irwin-Wells is a book that every development officer and Board member should read. It is a “by-the-book” kind of book. That is, it is a logical presentation of how to plan for the acquisition and solicitation of major gifts and how to make that plan happen successfully.

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What our clients say

“We were impressed with Suzanne Irwin-Wells and Trisha Hensley from the moment we met them. It was clear they were the ones to guide us through a feasibility study and the early planning stages of our endowment campaign. They showed a tremendous amount of integrity throughout our work together and we benefitted from their experience and wisdom.”

~Alan Silow Executive Director Santa Rosa Symphony

Our Team

Together we bring you over 70 years of non-profit fundraising experience!

Meet Suzanne Here

Suzanne Irwin-Wells is a fundraising consultant specializing in capital and endowment campaigns. She has been fundraising professionally since her college graduation in 1968, with 10 years as a development director and over 30 years as a consultant.

Meet Susan Here

With more than thirty years of fundraising and public relations experience, Susan Carsen provides counsel in all areas of advancement, serving clients in culture and the arts, education, human services, and health care.