Profile: Ruotolo Associates Inc.

October 13, 2009

Service Providers

1.  Firm Information

Name: Ruotolo Associates Inc.
Address: Horizon Square, 29 Broadway, Suite 210
City, Town, Zip: Cresskill, NJ 07626
Website: www.ruotoloassoc.com and www.churchdivision.com
Main Phone Number: 201-568-3898 or 1-800-RUOTOLO (800-786-8656)

2.  Main Contact/Boston-Area Representative

Name: Joseph (Jay) Caporale, President and COO
Address: 2 Dundee Park, Suite 205A
City, Town, Zip: Andover, MA 01810
Email: jay@ruotoloassoc.com
Phone: 978-475-6890
Fax: 978-475-7797

3.  Why should a parish choose your firm as professional fundraising counsel?

Ruotolo Associates Inc. has been providing philanthropic counsel since 1979. The Church Division of Ruotolo Associates serves to propagate the faith and mission of the Church throughout the Archdiocese of Boston, New England, and the entire country.  In the Archdiocese of Boston we have served 30 clients in the past decade, by conducting planning studies, capital campaigns, stewardship initiatives, and providing strategic communication and planning. Ruotolo Associates has assisted in raising over $25.5 million for our clients in the Archdiocese of Boston.

A national firm with four regional offices, Ruotolo Associates has partnered with more than 1,000 non-profit organizations, of which approximately 62% have been Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools, and other religious institutions throughout the United States. The New England office has been in Andover for nearly twenty-five years. Jay Caporale, CFRE, President and COO lives in North Andover.

Ruotolo Associates is a member of the International Catholic Stewardship Council and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits (formerly the AAFRC), and adheres to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Guidelines for Fund Raising.

4.  For which types of campaigns/fundraising services should parishes consider your firm?

Comprehensive development programs; Parish strategic planning; Capital campaigns (mail solicitations, leadership/major gifts/general solicitations); Debt reduction; Annual collections (parish grand annual, alumni annual, etc.); Increased weekly and increased stewardship campaigns; and Planned giving and endowment campaigns´╗┐

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