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THE CAUSE NONPROFIT CONSULTANTS:

MARKETING AND FUNDRAISING
SPECIALISTS

 

We're The Cause Specialists: Nonprofit Consultants with a mission to empower those who empower others!

We have over 25 years of experience as nonprofit consultants in marketing and fundraising. We provide the latest tools, insights, and strategies for nonprofits who need to maximize their adaptation to today's digital marketing platforms, so they can create effective campaigns that generate more donors and reach more people.

We can handle everything from strategic planning down to implementing campaigns. We even offer coaching services so you can learn to do it all yourself. Whether you need help developing a strategy, want us to take care of all the details, or just need someone to talk to, we’re here for you!

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STUFF WE DO

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NONPROFIT MARKETING

Nonprofit marketing is an invaluable tool for any organization that wants to promote its mission among an audience of potential supporters. The Cause Specialists provide consulting services that specialize in informing and inspiring people to get behind your cause. 

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PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISING

With years of experience in helping non-profits, we can provide you with expert advice and assistance when it comes to securing funding to get things done. From creating compelling fundraising campaigns and plans, researching and identifying new potential donors and other outreach activities, we do it all! 

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DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Our team of experts are here to give your nonprofit the boost it needs, with services such as social media management, website (SEO), blog writing, podcast and YouTube channel development. From developing an effective strategy right through to delivering day-to-day content that drives engagement.

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NONPROFIT COACHING

Joanne Toller, CFRE offers personal nonprofit marketing and fundraising coaching. Coaching services range from crafting detailed development plans to engaging communication tactics – all with the goal of helping you maximize opportunities, learn new skills and develop relationships.

TEAM THAT DOES THE STUFF

Our reputation speaks for itself, and it would be an honour to have your business. We have a passion for social responsibility and an entrepreneurial spirit. We are committed to making a difference in the world by empowering those who empower others. Our team is highly trained, experienced, and knowledgeable. As Nonprofit Consultants, we work tirelessly until our client's satisfaction has been achieved.

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JOANNE TOLLER, CFRE (Ret.)

Senior Partner

Joanne has been a professional nonprofit consultant for over 25 years. She has worked for hundreds of organizations on a variety of projects, both locally and internationally. Her passion is teaching. She has taught many workshops, written numerous articles and hosts our YouTube and podcast tutorials.

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JAMES PAUL

Senior Partner

James brings over 15 years of experience in business development and corporate fundraising to The Cause. As a regular keynote speaker at forums in Canada and in China, he is well versed in the political and highly regulated areas. Problem solving and collaboration have been key drivers in his business models, and his passion is in execution and operations.

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PAIGE OLMSTEAD

Communications Assistant

Paige is a third-year student at the U of C pursuing a degree in communication and media studies with a minor in sociology. Paige has been working as social media marketer for the past four years. She is excited to put her experience towards a good cause.

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KENNEDY FRENCH, BA 

Project Manager

Kennedy graduated from U of C with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations in 2019. She is an experienced Social Media Manager and enjoys learning about and working with small and unique organizations.

CLIENTS WE'VE DONE STUFF FOR

TOP 10 REASONS WE'RE THE ONES TO DO THE STUFF

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The Cause Specialists have worked with various organizations, locally, nationally, and internationally, on a variety of nonprofit marketing and fundraising projects for non-profits and socially responsible for-profits.

  1. PLANNING – We are all about the details. We conduct research, formulate a strategic plan, execute the plan, and then re-evaluate the whole process.
     

  2. EXPERIENCE – Over 25 years of consultancy in the non-profit community has given The Cause Specialists the experience necessary to excel in today’s fast-paced charitable market.
     

  3. TECHNOLOGY – Our team stays up to date on all the new tech & trends. We love that stuff!
     

  4. TURNOVER – Changing teams can be tricky. We take our contracts seriously and we never quit.
     

  5. COST-EFFECTIVE – Yes, you can afford us. We will not take on a contract where we cannot produce a positive return on investment.
     

  6. CONNECTIONS – The Cause Specialists have been developing connections for over 25 years. We know the players inside and out.
     

  7. MEDIA – We know them and, more importantly, they know us. 
     

  8. ETHICS & INTEGRITY – Our team will work closely with your organization to promote your mission, vision, and values, with the goal of properly representing your interests. We are also members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, CAGP (Canadian Association of Gift Planners), and strictly adhere to the code of ethics promoted by both.
     

  9. DEDICATION – We look like we’re having fun - because we are having fun. We’re doing what we love, and we’d love to do it for your organization.
     

  10. RESULTS – Our reputation speaks for itself. Please see our list of satisfied clients and references are available upon request.

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