TO PREPARE OUR CLIENTS
FOR FORWARD PROGRESS 

OUR PROVEN PROCESS INCREASES FUNDRAISING CAPACITY AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR NONPROFITS, SCHOOLS, AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

IMPACTFUL - OBJECTIVE - PERSONABLE - AFFORDABLE

 

 

OUR

SERVICES

FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CONSULTING 

Curious how successful your Capital Campaign or project may be?  Before you start fundraising, let us help.  Our ability to connect your mission with the community can be a huge difference maker before you take that major step. 

ANNUAL GIVING STUDY AND CONSULTATION PACKAGE 

Looking to increase your Annual Giving Campaign but staff and board members are nervous about making "asks"?  Our proven process has helped organizations connect with NEW potential donors.

Our team will first bring you qualified leads.  Then we will provide consultation on how to connect with them. 

PLANNED GIVING STUDY AND CONSULTATION PACKAGE 

Has your organization been wanting to start a Planned Giving program but don't know how to engage the community for support? We can help propel you forward. 

Our team will first help you identify potential planned giving donors.  Then we will provide consultation on how to implement a planned giving program. 

GRANT WRITING 

With grant writing becoming more complex, organizations have been forced to either add more to their already full plates or add a staff member to their budget. 

MSG can help bring relief by offering grant writing services. Not only does our team have decades of experience but the cost of outsourcing to us is often more cost efficient than adding a staff member to your budget. 

DONOR STEWARDSHIP 

Taking the time to properly take care of your donors should be a priority but often can be forgotten about due to time. Let us be of service to you.  Allow our team to be part of YOUR team by making "Thank You" calls, sending birthday cards, and keeping your donor base feeling appreciated, so they don't feel like an ATM. 

STRATEGY PLANNING

Using an affordable third party to lead your board and staff strategy sessions can create objective, mind opening, difference making ideas. Our variety of sessions include board development, programming planning, future planning, and strategic planning are just a few ways we can be of service to your organization. 

ABOUT US/
OUR TEAM

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 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 and capital campaigns. 

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 

And currently working with many others . . . 

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

OUR CORE
VALUES

 

 

Impactful - MSG takes the bigness out of front-line solutions for small to midsized cities, schools, and organizations, to help those become more effective and efficient. We navigate the political pressures of difficult decisions by assisting these entities with methodical approaches for the best long-term solutions.  Our proven process will give you support that will make a difference at your organization. 

Objective - Ever find it questionable that the group offering capital campaign consultant help, happens to be the same group who provides the feasibility study?    That's why our contracts don't obligate clients to do both with us. We think that's like asking a fence company to come to your house, and then asking them if they think you need a fence. 

Whether we are assisting with a feasibility study, finding you new annual donors, or seeing who might be interested in making you a planned gift . . . we believe it's only fair to you, your councils, boards, and committees, and your supporters that you are provided an objective and transparent report. 

Personable - Being former Nonprofit CEO's and Government Leaders, we just don't give advice, we have also walked in your shoes.  At MSG we are always a phone call or email away.  Clients will never be lost in a sea of bureaucracy or passed to other associates or Jr Associates midway through a project.   Those we interview during our studies, enjoy their conversations with us, making for a great experience for all.  In fact 100% of those we interview say they had a positive experience with us. 

Affordable - We believe that any sort of study or analysis should be affordable to organizations and schools for two main reasons: 1) It provides an opportunity for all organizations to learn about themselves, without the need to “break the bank” or needing to be a multi-million dollar organization.  2) Less money spent on studies means more money that can be used for your mission. 

 

FUN

FACTS

100+

YEARS

OF COMBINED 

NONPROFIT/GOV'T

EXPERIENCE

#1

THE NUMBER ONE REASON INTERVIEWEES 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 INTERVIEWEES WHO ENJOY THE PROCESS OF CONVERSING WITH US

 

GET IN

TOUCH

CONTACT US TODAY TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION. 

PHONE - 319.830.4774

604 Clay St

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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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.