Profile: The Advancement Counsel Inc.

October 13, 2009

Service Providers

1.  Firm Information

Name: The Advancement Counsel Inc.
Address: PO Box 93
City, Town, Zip: Danvers, MA  01923
Main Phone Number: 866-960-8645

2.  Main Contact/Boston-Area Representative

Name: Jay Gould, President
Address: 4 Conifer Way
City, Town, Zip: Beverly, MA  01915
Phone: 617-331-3345
Fax: n/a

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

Because we believe genuinely in our proven solution; embrace our clients as partners; are innovate in our thinking and strategic in our approach.  —— The Advancement Counsel Inc. is a comprehensive advancement consulting firm that partners with Catholic diocese, parishes, schools and religious communities to advance their mission through philanthropy. We embrace an integrated approach to advancement centered on the science of fundraising and the art of constituent engagement.  Our innovative and strategic methodology is unique in the marketplace of service providers and truly holistic in its scope.  We recognize philanthropy – whether in capital campaigns, offertory enhancement, annual giving, major gifts or planned giving – is rooted in the personal connection a person has with their lived experience in a parish, school or any organization or community.  We embrace solely Catholic philanthropy as a genuine means to transform people’s lives through their faith experience.  We affirm this as our mission, embrace it with a passion and offer a clear vision of best practices to ensure the viability, sustainability and growth of Catholic diocese, parishes, schools and religious communities today.

Our team has years of proven experience in all aspects of comprehensive parish and school advancement having worked with schools, parishes and diocese in more than 30 states.  Although we take great pride in the philanthropic millions we have assisted our clients in raising, our greatest accomplishment can we witnessed in how this support has validated and transformed the mission of those we have served!

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

Campaign Counsel, Offertory Enhancement, Planned Giving, Annual Giving (Grand Annuals, etc.) Stewardship Programs, Major Gift Initiatives, etc.

We also specialize in constituent relations, communications, volunteer management and stewardship.

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