Holding Plant

 
FUNDRAISING 
STRATEGIES

DIFFERENCE MAKING

    

WHY MSG?

OUR EXPERTISE

OUR EXPERTISE

With over 100 years of combined nonprofit and government leadership, our team has a track record of knocking out goals. Whether it's creating a winning strategic plan, providing coaching services, or connecting you with donors . . . our experience is in your corner.

OUR PROCESS

OUR PROCESS

Our proven process increases fundraising capacity, employee and board engagement, and strategy development. MSG provides the resources so you can put more focus on making communities better.

OUR COOLNESS

OUR COOLNESS

At MSG, we believe that being cool is an underrated quality in our work. Our coolness factor not only allows us to easily connect with clients, board members, and donors BUT it also makes fundraising and strategy planning . . . FUN.

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

Looking to strategically grow your organization's capacity in a way that saves you time, money, and stress? Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

 
 

OUR

SERVICES

FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS

Curious what level of support you can raise for your project? Need coaching on how to lead your fundraising efforts?  Before you start fundraising on your own, let MSG help. 

GRANT SEARCHING/WRITING

Doing proper research for grants can be so time consuming yet can make a huge difference.  MSG can not only conduct the proper research needed but are CFRE certified team can do your grant writing for you.

ANNUAL GIVING STUDY AND CONSULTATION PACKAGE

Let MSG help bring new potential donors to our organization and coach you on how to build your annual giving program.

STRATEGIC PLANNING/ FUNDRAISING PLANNING 

Using a third party to lead your strategy sessions can create objective and difference making ideas to keep your entire organization on the same page for years to come. 

PLANNED GIVING STUDY AND CONSULTATION PACKAGE

Has your organization wanted to start a Planned Giving program but can't seem to move forward?  MSG can coach you through the process of starting one and connect you with potential donors.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT STUDIES

Want to learn what makes your employees tick in a more meaningful way than just sending out a survey?   Our process brings the honest  REAL feedback you are looking for. 

ABOUT US

Our Certified Fundraising Executives (CFRE) are former Nonprofit CEOs and Government Leaders who have one mission: To prepare our clients for forward progress.  We advise, direct and confirm areas whereby organizations can feel confident in the direction they decide to go. We offer unbiased transparency in these processes for maximum information for organizations to decide your next steps. 

For years organizations have relied upon outside counsel to determine if they are ready for next steps of growth in capacity.  With over 100 years of combined leadership in government, nonprofit industry, and small business ownership, they have provided guidance for government projects, meetings and savings plans; feasibility studies, capital campaigns, leadership workshops and trainings for hundreds of individuals. 

When you select MSG for your next project you are not just getting experienced consultants who were nonprofit leaders themselves. You are also getting a team of personable and humble people who are able to connect with just about anyone.  The ability to establish positive relationships with YOUR team and community is equally is a priority for us.

OUR CORE VALUES:

IMPACTFUL - Making sure everything we do makes a difference in your world 

OBJECTIVE - Ensuring we bring transparent leadership that puts clients first

PERSONABLE - Our practice that everything starts with relationships 

AFFORDABLE - Providing solutions that bring value and win-win opportunities 

 

OUR TEAM

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

OUR PARTNERS

Midwest Studies Group is partners with some of the most trusted firms in the field when it comes to services such as mail appeal, accounting, tax work, websites, video and media work, and more.  

 

PAST

PROJECTS

Members of our team have worked on a variety of projects. Here are just a few:

Boy Scouts of America -  Multiple times for varied projects, camps, offices, and campaigns

DeKalb Public Library in Dekalb, IL

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin, IL

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley in Waterloo, IA

Shalam Ministries in St Charles, IL

Sanborn Western Camps in Colorado

St. Procopius Abbey in Naperville, IL,

Northwest Suburban Council BSA in Mount Prospect, IL 

City of Cedar Falls, IA
Main Street Waterloo, IA

Guiding Star 

Cedar Valley Sports Commission 

Friends of the Family of Northeast Iowa 

Americans for Independent Living

Bremer County, IA 

Waterloo Christian School

Waterloo Community Playhouse 

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa

Young Parents Network (YPN)

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley

Waterloo Community School District 

Granite Rock Camp 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills 

Great River Children's Museum 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor in Cedar Rapids, IA

And currently working with many others . . . 

 

FUN

FACTS

100+

YEARS

OF COMBINED 

NONPROFIT/GOV'T

EXPERIENCE

#1

THE NUMBER ONE REASON POTENTIAL DONORS ENJOY TALKING WITH MSG?  HAVING THE CHANCE TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT THE NONPROFIT WE ARE REPRESENTING

15-20x

THE AVERAGE POTENTIAL DOLLARS WE FIND FOR NONPROFITS COMPARED TO WHAT WE CHARGE.  TALK ABOUT GREAT RETURN ON INVESTMENT!!!

100%

THE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL DONORS WHO ENJOY THE PROCESS OF CONVERSING WITH US

 

GET IN

TOUCH

CONTACT US TODAY TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION. 

PHONE - 319.830.4774

131 Tower Park Drive, Suite 305 Waterloo Iowa 50701. 

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*Although we are open to providing feasibility studies for capital campaigns, anywhere, our focus is on Iowa (Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, etc), Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Indiana, and other Midwest States.