CRITICAL THINKING & ACTION
CRITICAL THINKING & ACTION
We understand that engaging counsel is a major investment for every organization.
We respect the financial and programmatic objectives of every client with whom we engage.
We work closely with client leaders to ensure that
the organization's mission is clearly defined
and its activities are strategically planned
to meet its long-range objectives.
We counsel non-profit organizations
on ways to expand their resources
Fazio International Ltd., founded in 1983, is headed by Carolyn Raffa Fazio. She brings to the firm many years of consultation in organizational management, strategic planning, resource development and public relations. In addition to client engagements, Carolyn has considerable experience conducting keynote presentations and workshops on fund raising, public relations, and strategic analysis. She is widely published in the fields of constituency cultivation and resource development.
Fazio International Ltd. remembers the creativity and dedication of the firm's co-founder.
Charles R. Fazio 1936 - 2006.
Your organization's mission is directed at a genuine need that is clearly articulated. Your organization enjoys an aura of permanency, is managed professionally, and has attracted leaders to serve on its governing board.
You need to make a compelling case. Express your organization's needs by setting clear, justifiable and
rational program goals.
Your case is strengthened by coupling a broad, universal appeal with an emotional pull.
Whether your goal is to solidify your membership base or to secure funds within a specified time frame, an adequate number of major prospects must be identified, researched, evaluated and informed about your mission and goals.
Your organization must enlist individuals who will help identify prospects and make personal presentations on a peer-to-peer level. These volunteers are individuals of stature, respect, and influence
within your constituency or
the community at large.
Successful strategies require a detailed operating document. It outlines how the campaign will achieve its goals through a network of activities phased in over time. The process of building the plan integrates volunteer leaders with validation of critical needs, goal setting and formulation of your strategic options.
Your organization needs a knowledgeable, competent staff with a realistic development and communications budget. They will be responsible to create all tactical plans and materials, implement the campaign, and monitor progress.
A major national trade association wanted to know if its members supported establishing a related foundation. Fazio International created a comprehensive resource development plan that addressed organizational strengths, described what the members had told us they would want to see accomplished, and defined an initial goal of $10 million. Our client's Board accepted the plan and engaged Fazio International as development counsel to help implement it. Today, this research and education foundation has a secure funding base with an endowment of more than $28 million.
Our firm worked closely with association leaders from around the world to articulate a viable strategic plan for an international professional society. But, the plan would only be effective if regional and subject-specific committees developed their individual annual action plans from the agreed strategies. Fazio International worked with each group to achieve consensus, to identify areas for joint programming, and to ensure that the strategic plan became an intrinsic part of all programs and projects.
Our client's staff was fully committed to the strategy we had recommended. The board of directors was not quite there. A campaign can only succeed when the volunteer board of the organization makes a philosophical and financial commitment to the effort. Fazio International conducted targeted board activities to bring members to consensus and to keep them involved throughout the campaign. Board members soon understood how their involvement would enhance the organization's opportunity for program and financial success. Within six months, the board achieved a 100% participation rate. Collectively, they pledged more than 25% of the target goal.
A client's public relations department had little time to add fund-raising collateral materials to its calendar. Fazio International was engaged to write and produce all campaign-related materials including brochures, newsletters, volunteer correspondence with prospects and contributors, key presentations to potential major contributors, annual reports and donor recognition. The initiative was well-branded. The organization's constituencies were kept informed throughout the campaign, and the professional "feel" of the campaign made contributors sit up and take notice.
A medical society wanted to improve its odds of running a successful annual giving program by focusing on the ways that staff and volunteers would need to interact over the life of the campaign. Fazio International designed and conducted workshops for the society's internal staff and volunteers to teach them how to work together effectively. The volunteers accepted their fund-raising assignments, accomplished them on time and wanted to keep going with new solicitation assignments. Staff was able to communicate better with the volunteers to keep the in-house operation moving smoothly. Over a two-year period, the society improved its annual campaign by more than 22%.
American Highway Users Alliance
American Payroll Association
American Society of Association Executives Foundation
Associated Equipment Dealers Foundation
Associated Industries of Florida Foundation
Association of Independent Corrugated Converters
Automotive Service Association Management Institute
Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Association
British Nuclear Industry Forum (U.K.)
Canadian Society of Association Executives
Education Foundation of State Bank Supervisors
Envelope Manufacturers Association Foundation
The ESOP Association and The Employee Ownership Foundation
European Research Foundation/Economic Development Institute (Belgium)
Florida Association of Insurance Agents
Florida Realtors Educational Foundation
Florida Retail Federation
Florida Society of Association Executives Foundation
Food Service & Packaging Institute
Futures Industry Institute
International Corrugated Packaging Foundation
International Public Relations Association (U.K.)
International Union of Public Transport (Belgium)
MultiMedia Telecommunications Association
National Apartment Association
National Association of Federal Credit Unions Foundation
National Business Travel Association
National Glass Association
National Golf Foundation
National Tax Lien Association
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
Petroleum Marketing Education Foundation
Printing Industries of America
Public Risk and Insurance Management Association
Screen Printing Technical Foundation
Society of Automotive Engineers
SE Florida Apartment Association
Associated Builders & Contractors CraftMasters Training, Inc.
Civil Engineering Research Foundation
Construction Specifications Institute Foundation
Door and Hardware Institute
ECPAC – National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
ELECTRI International Foundation (NECA)
Florida Home Builders Association
Home Automation Association
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (Switzerland)
Mechanical Contracting Foundation (MCAA)
Merit Shop Foundation
Metal Finishers Foundation
National Asphalt Pavement Association Foundation
National Association of Electrical Distributors Foundation
National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation
National Institute of Building Sciences
National Roofing Contractors Association
New Horizons Foundation (SMACNA)
SMAC PAC (SMACNA)
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
American Optometric Association
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
American Veterinary Medical Association Foundation
Association of Health Care Journalists
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials-International
Canadian Bar Association
Connecticut Law Enforcement Foundation
Dohány Street Synagogue (Hungary)
Drive Smart Florida
Florida Fire Chiefs' Association
Florida Justice Association Research & Education Foundation
Florida Pharmacy Foundation
Greater Naples Fire District
Group Psychotherapy Foundation
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
Impact India Foundation
Internal Medicine Center to Advance Research and Education
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies
International League Against Epilepsy
Leonard Wood Memorial - American Leprosy Foundation
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
National Association of Dental Laboratories
National Children's Home (U.K.)
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (AFSPRS)
The Support Center of Washington
The United States Commission on the Effectiveness of the United Nations
YMCA of Broward County (Florida)
Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation
The American School (Austria)
Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
College Stores Research and Educational Foundation
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Florida Library Association
Foundation for Student Progress
Glenbrook Foundation for Exceptional Children, Inc.
Mary Baldwin College
Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association
Miami-Dade Community College Foundation
Oxford University, Oxford Union Society
Saint Paul Academy--Summit School
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
U.S. Department of Education
University of Birmingham (U.K.)
University of Hawaii--Leeward College
Virginia Military Institute Foundation
Winston Churchill Foundation
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis
Honolulu Symphony Society
National Symphony Orchestra
New Jersey Symphony
Pennsylvania Ballet Association
Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
San Antonio Symphony
Smithsonian Institution - International Art Museum Division
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution - National Postal Museum
Smithsonian Institution - Smithsonian Associates Program
Air and Waste Management Association
American Ground Water Trust, National Ground Water Association
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Education Foundation
Environmental Industry Associations Foundation
Florida Forestry Foundation
International Trust for Environmental Initiatives, Lund University, Sweden
Jefferson Energy Foundation, Independent Petroleum Association of America
Wildlife Management Institute
Yosemite Natural History Association
We invite you to explore the possibilities with us, without any obligation
and with full confidentiality ensured.
Learn more about how our services can help lead to your success.
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