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

Lessons Learned about Fundraising in the Pandemic

Lessons Learned about Fundraising in the Pandemic

My last trip to see a client onsite was February 28, 2020.  After I flew home, a friend who is a virologist gave me some masks, wipes, and advice to buy three weeks of groceries “just in case.”  So I did.  (If he’d told me to buy toilet paper, I’d have said he was a...

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So Many Reasons Not to Give

So Many Reasons Not to Give

It’s amazing that we raise as much money as we do, given the many reasons why people should not give. Read on to see the very special solicitation letter I created for my first April post.

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