TUFANO CONSULTING SERVICES
1:1 or group coaching for CEOs, Executive Directors, Development staff members, or board members to learn and hone asking skills or create results driven fundraising plans.
Individual Giving 101 - an overview of how and why we raise money from individuals
The Reluctant Fundraiser - an interactive workshop to help reluctant board members examine the source of their discomfort around fundraising and let go of their fears
Beyond Asking - a training to motivate and empower board members to embrace the many ways they can contribute to your organization's fundraising success
Building a Culture of Philanthropy - a training for non-fundraising staff to understand and gain comfort with the role that philanthropy plays in delivering your mission, and learn concrete ways in which they can help
Customized board or staff training - got a specific need in mind? Get in touch to discuss how I can help.
CREATING A FUNDRAISING PLAN
With the historic transfer of wealth happening right now, you can't afford not to be engaging your donors in planned giving. I can provide program planning, including:
how to get started
infrastructure needs (forms, policies, etc)
how to identify estate giving prospects
how to broach the topic
how to market estate giving
how to steward these special donors
DATA PLANNING, PROCEDURES, IMPLEMENTATION, MAXIMIZATION
Operations are a passion for me! Need help figuring out how to get the most from your database? How to tighten your recordkeeping and receipting processes? How to write a database policy manual that works for your organization? How to track activity in a way that is easily reportable? I can help!
ONGOING STRATEGIC COUNSEL
Retainer plans are available for the organization that needs an expert in its back pocket.
DON'T SEE YOUR NEED HERE?
Get in touch. I'd be happy to discuss any projects you have in mind.
Fundraiser, Leader, Coach
Laura McCarty Tufano is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and has raised money for social justice, the arts, education, and human services over the course of her 16-year career. After directing overall development efforts at NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota and OutFront Minnesota, Laura spent several years specializing in individual giving. She increased individual giving revenue at the Minnesota Orchestra, Goodwill/Easter Seals, Breck School, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. As the Vice President of Advancement at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Laura provided strategic oversight for fundraising, volunteer recruitment, marketing, and brand management.
Today Laura provides results-focused, donor-centered advancement and fundraising help to local nonprofits through Tufano Consulting.
Laura was a featured speaker for the online conference “Successful AF: The Secret Sauce to LGBTQ Non-Profits” in February 2019. In the summer of 2019, Laura presented a workshop entitled “The Reluctant Fundraiser” at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ Nonprofit Leadership Conference, and another workshop entitled “Getting Started with Major Gifts” at the Nonprofit Fundraising Conference, co-hosted by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Minnesota chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
In addition to her professional work, Laura has spent many years serving on nonprofit boards and committees and currently volunteers as a mentor to emerging fundraisers through the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Laura has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.