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Executive Search


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

• Executive Search
• Strategic Planning
• Revenue Generation
• Organizational Development

Designs in Development LLC
PO Box 530085
St. Petersburg, FL 33747


We Provide a Full Range of Services that Fall into Four Key Areas:

• Executive Search
• Revenue Generation
• Strategic Planning
• Organizational Development

Executive Search:

• Background/reference checking
• Candidate evaluation
• Comparative analysis of salaries
• Coaching/training new staff
• Fit assessment w/management  
• Interviewing
• Negotiation
• Recruitment

We also provide intervention and support for existing staff.

Revenue Generation:

• Annual fund development
• Association membership expansion
• Business plan creation
• Capital campaigns/Major gifts/Endowment
• Fee-for-service program development
• Grant writing
• Planning studies
• Revenue project evaluation

Cost/Benefit Analysis is the key to effective
revenue generation. Established fee-for-service programs should break even, including salaries and overhead, or point to critically needed fundraising or grant opportunities. Fundraising staff goals must be set reasonably: there is no one-size-fits all. Some events can be a drain on resources, cost more than they
make, and fail to produce major gift prospects.

Strategic Planning:

• Constituency development
• Consultation
• Evaluation
• Goal and objective prioritization
• Meeting facilitation
• Program opportunity research
• Tactical coordination  

Organizational Development:

Board Development

 Committee charges
• Governance design
• Facilitation/training
• Incorporation support
• Recruitment/Prospect identification
• Reorganization/Mergers
• Strategic/Tactical planning


• Infrastructure development
• Interim placement
• Policies and procedures

Speaking and Training

• Curriculum development
• Keynoting
• Workshops 
• Training

Nancy has developed curriculum and taught grant writing at the masters level at the
University of South Florida (USF), strategic planning, board development and fundraising
for the USF Nonprofit Management Certificate
Program, fundraising for Indiana University
School of Philanthropy and courses for
St. Petersburg College. She is author of
Increasing Board Effectiveness and 12 day-long courses on nonprofit topics.


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