Getting started

Don't take our word for it, hear what others have to say about working with us.

References and recommendations offer Crescendo’s best advertising. 

Here's what you can do to identify if you're ready.

Crescendo is a multi-dimensional fundraising consulting firm specializing in raising capital funds for municipalities to pay for new construction, renovation and endowment campaigns. Consultants also provide fundraising training and coaching with transforming results for organizations, foundations, and schools.  Over the last 20 years, consultants have assisted more than 40 cities and non-profit organizations in raising over $55 million for fundraising initiatives and capital campaigns primarily in the upper MIdwest.

Examples of municipal facilities served include libraries, aquatic centers, recreational centers, community centers, senior centers and parks. Non-profit clients include health care facilities, auditoriums, theaters, schools, and other organizations.

Consultants offer a process-oriented approach to capital  campaign management and fundraising training and coaching. Their education  in fundraising, marketing and public relations is  enhanced by natural interpersonal skills and years of experience bringing many stakeholders together around a common  cause.  Crescendo’s trademark is forging community partnerships by facilitating  involvement and creating ownership in a cause or mission.