“During a time when I was serving one of Chicago’s oldest nonprofit organizations and managing a Capital Campaign to build an Athletic/Convocation Center and a University Chapel, we engaged the services of one of the largest consulting firms in the world. One day our consultant arrived, sat down in my office and asked, ‘What are we going to talk about today?’

“That is not me. That will never be me. I take on only a handful of clients at a time for just that reason. I want to be your partner, not an occasional visitor.” – Rob Cummings

Rob Cummings serves clients throughout the Midwest and nationwide with:

  • Development audits and assessments. How your program functions now and where you can get better, within budget;
  • Campaign strategy and direction. Taking your Annual Fund to a new level, growing endowment, or capital/building needs. From the dream to the Victory Celebration;
  • Staff 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 inspire your donors 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.