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

“It’s Not You, It’s Me”

“It’s Not You, It’s Me”

Seinfeld character George Costanza claimed to have coined the phrase “It’s not you, it’s me.”  He found that it came in handy when explaining why he wanted to break up with the person he was dating, hoping to make it easier on the soon-to-be ex by putting the blame...

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Gifts for Today and Tomorrow–Annual and Planned Giving

Gifts for Today and Tomorrow–Annual and Planned Giving

At first glance, Annual Giving and Planned Giving may appear to be polar opposites.  Annual Gifts are for immediate use, can (and do) come in all sizes, and are often pooled together with the gifts from other community members to maximize their impact.  Planned Gifts...

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