Strategies in Fund Raising

Welcome to West Wind Consulting Strategies in Fund Raising LLC.

Our founder Kathy Cole grew up on a farm in the Finger Lakes, aware that a change in weather came from a West Wind. She launched the firm in 2002 to provide fundraising advice and counsel to a select group of clients throughout the United States who were ready for change. She saw campaigns as opportunities, not only to reach financial goals, but to strengthen overall fundraising capacity and the organization as a whole.

We know our approach is unique. But so is your organization.

If you want to work with consultants who listen attentively, care deeply, and think strategically about your organization’s success today and in the long term, explore our site — or be in touch. 

Maya Gasuk, Managing Partner

Our News and Blog

Tammie Ruda Joins West Wind Consulting as Senior Consultant

Tammie Ruda Joins West Wind Consulting as Senior Consultant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nationally recognized fundraiser brings broad advancement experience to clients Ithaca, New York West Wind Consulting Strategies in Fund Raising LLC is pleased to announce that Tammie L. Ruda has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant.  She will...

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Seeing You–Not ‘Donors Like You’

Seeing You–Not ‘Donors Like You’

When I was a preschooler, I watched a morning TV show called “Romper Room.”  Designed to mimic older siblings’ and friends’ classroom experiences, the show was hosted by a warm and welcoming teacher who varied by geographic region.  (I think Miss Barbara was my Romper...

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