We Build Philanthropic Capacity.
Let us Help YOUR Nonprofit Organization Grow!

Research and Development


We provide a full range of nonprofit and governmental capacity-building services that fall into five key areas:

• Organizational Development
• Fundraising Campaigns
• Strategic Planning
• Program Marketing
• Retained Search

Designs in Development LLC
PO Box 5152
Clearwater, FL 33758


Nancy L Brown,
Managing Member

We look at your ultimate goals: Put 30 years of experience to work for you!

Even when you retain us for a short
project, we look at your big picture
before offering advice and assistance.

Sometimes it means smaller contracts
for us, and better results for you.
Designs in Development, LLC builds
philanthropic capacity across Florida,
with a focus on West and Central communities.

Since 1987, we have served approximately 150 nonprofits, and trained thousands of individuals from organizations including:

•  Membership Associations
•  Community Development Corporations
•  Educational Institutions
•  Environmental Conservation
•  Foundations
•  Government Agencies
•  Hospitals
•  Hospices
•  Human Service Organizations
•  Humane Societies
•  International Relief
•  Libraries

 Social Change Organizations
•  Performing and Fine Arts Companies

� May we help your organization grow?

We focus on
capacity building:

The mission of our organization is simple: to help organizations grow. With a focus on capacity building, Designs in Development seeks to advance the internal strength of a nonprofit or government entity so that more revenues will be generated, more programs will be successful. As a result, stronger decisions will be made by board members and/or leadership staff to support current and future initiatives.

We understand that an integrated approach to all of our work leads to better outcomes. In executive search, for example, we like to involve multiple team members. In revenue generation, we engage all of the top leadership, if possible, including staff and board, to develop a feasible tactical plan to meet organizational goals.

Our enthusiastic, affordable, comprehensive approach serves organizations in an ethical and supportive manner.

We are committed to ethical practice:

Our founder is recipient of AFP's Suncoast 2008
Horton Lifetime Achievement Award in Philanthropy.

We support and adhere to the principals and ethics of the:

•  Donor Bill of Rights
•  Association of Fundraising Professionals
•  American Society of Association Execs
•  National Committee for Gift Planning
•  Association of Philanthropic Counsel.





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