Executive Coaching & Mentoring

Executive Coaching

One-to-one executive coaching can be highly effective for transforming a leader’s mindset and providing an individually tailored toolkit. Knowledgeable leadership is an essential part of creating a culture where fundraising goals are met and exceeded and staff are motivated to face the challenges of fundraising. Beth can:

  • Serve as a thought partner for organizational leaders
  • Script and practice challenging phone calls
  • Develop tailored strategies for major donor meetings
  • Ghostwrite copy for emails, letters, and invitations to major donors
  • Guide leaders to focus on their own strengths and move other responsibilities to other staff
  • Coach on how to manage and support fundraising staff

Mentoring of Junior Staff

In the world of development, where formal training is virtually non-existent and senior mentors are hard to come by, BGA serves as a critical link to staff by helping them improve their skills and increase net revenue. This deliberate cultivation of growing talent is essential to long-term organizational sustainability. It also addresses the current lack of seasoned fundraising professionals in the progressive community.

Our aim is to:

  • Accelerate growth of junior staff into senior staff
  • Keep work plans on time and on track
  • Serve as an “emergency hotline” for real-time troubleshooting
  • Support junior staff to communicate effectively with their Boards, Executive Directors, and other organizational leaders
  • Track action items