“I very much appreciate and affirm your focus on serving mission through personal relationships with our donors. I am grateful to have you as a fundraising colleague and teacher!” —Mark Melia, Executive Vice President, Charitable Giving, Catholic Relief Services

“Your breadth of fundraising knowledge and common sense are a rare combination. You’re a true professional in every sense of the word.” —Mimi LeClair, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

“Your insights into the nonprofit community, best practices in philanthropy and the needs in our community to positively impact quality of life are inspiring and to be emulated. Thanks for your outstanding leadership in our sector.” —Jimmie R. Alford (RIP), Founder & Chair, The Alford Group

Rob Cummings serves clients nationwide with:

  • Taking the mystery out of Planned Giving. Understanding where the potential lies and how to leverage it;
  • Campaign strategy and management. How to grow the relationships your Campaign will need to succeed, a proprietary “Campaign Toolkit” and how to get your Board on board. From the dream to the Victory Celebration;
  • Executive coaching, group and individual. Overcoming fears that can hold us back. Understanding the science of the ask, and the art;
  • Growing major gift capacity and results. The secret to donor research, best practice cultivation, how to close the gift, and more;
  • Effective donor stewardship. How to make your donors want to support you for life; and,
  • Advancement communication. From live streaming to cost-effective publications, how it all comes together in a brilliant strategy.

Listening is a critical skill for any fundraiser. Effective counsel begins with listening, too. Our approach, and our fees, are completely tailored to your individual needs.

Every aspect of a successful development program hinges on the relationship the donor has with your institution and that you have with your donor. Rob brings four decades of experience to growing relationships and achieving results.

Rob Cummings Consulting is helping advancement shops right now develop relationships and uncover fundraising opportunities. If you would like to talk about how Rob can help you and your team, you can reach him here.