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

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...

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Playing at Philanthropy in Animal Crossing

Playing at Philanthropy in Animal Crossing

The holiday gift-giving season is here, and video games have made the wish lists of many.  Nintendo has been having a great year, driven in large part by the popularity of the game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” or ACNH.  Sales of the game, released in March,...

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Ten Tips to Get the Right Reports, Part 2

Ten Tips to Get the Right Reports, Part 2

    Sorry to make you wait for tips six through ten, but it seemed almost fitting, given that getting reports (especially the right reports) often involves some patience.  In our first five tips, we focused on work that needs to happen before you even get...

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