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NONPROFIT CONSULTANTS

on a mission to empower those who empower others

THE CAUSE SPECIALISTS

Empower Your Nonprofit with The Cause Specialists

With nearly three decades of expertise, The Cause Specialists stand at the forefront of nonprofit consultancy. Our core mission? To empower organizations with the strategies, tools, and insights needed to thrive in today's dynamic landscape.

Fundraising Excellence, Tailored For You

Your cause deserves a fundraising strategy as unique and passionate as its mission. Drawing from our vast experience as fundraising consultants, we delve deep to understand your nonprofit's goals and intricacies. From strategic planning and board development to the rollout of successful campaigns, we craft tailored solutions designed for maximum impact. But our commitment doesn’t end with strategy implementation; we're also dedicated to nurturing your skills and knowledge through our in-depth coaching services, ensuring sustained fundraising success.

Amplify Your Reach with Strategic Nonprofit Marketing

A compelling case needs an equally powerful marketing strategy. Our role as nonprofit marketing consultants transcends traditional boundaries. We harness the latest digital marketing trends — encompassing SEO, website design, social media engagement, and email campaigns — to ensure your message resonates and reaches its intended audience. Together, we'll amplify your impact and connect with supporters in more profound and lasting ways.

Your Journey, Our Expertise

Whether you're charting the course for next-level fundraising or seeking to broaden your nonprofit's horizon through strategic marketing, The Cause Specialists are here, committed, and ready. Let’s embark on a transformative journey that amplifies your impact and leaves an indelible mark in the lives of those you serve.

NONPROFIT CONSULTANT SERVICES

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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 to help you maximize opportunities, learn new skills and develop relationships.

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PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISING

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

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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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DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Our expert team is 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.

CONSULTING TEAM

OUR FUNDRAISING CONSULTANTS

At The Cause Specialists, we are passionate about making a difference, and we bring this passion to everything we do. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals and create meaningful change in their communities. Our team deeply understands the nonprofit sector and is committed to providing exceptional service to every organization we work with.

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JOANNE TOLLER, CFRE Founder & Nonprofit Coach

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

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SHAWNA OGSTON

Media Relations Manager

& Coach

Shawna has 30 years nonprofit PR experience, with established community relationships and a positive media relations reputation. She loves to see the hard work of planning and preparing result in newsworthy stories of the great work being done in the community.

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JESSICA VESTERGAARD

Grant Writing Manager

Jessica is a grant writer and fundraiser with almost a decade of experience driving community impact for non-profit and purpose-driven organizations. 

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OLGA KROCHAK

Fundraising Manager

Olga is a Certified Fund Development Executive (CFRE) with over a decade of fund development experience. She brings a creative and a multichannel approach to her clients, exploring the best ways on creating sustainable revenue streams

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PAIGE OLMSTEAD

Social Media Manager

Paige is a fourth-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. 

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SOME OF OUR CLIENTS

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Oxford House
On a Dime
Terminator Foundation
Kelburn Recovery Centre
Nomia
Social Venture Partners
Kids Help Phone
Corus Entertainment
Health Canada
CCVO
BSG
Hockey Canada
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Canada Safeway Foundation

TOP 10 REASONS WE'RE THE ONES TO DO THE NONPROFIT CONSULTING

THE CAUSE SPECIALISTS have worked with various organizations, locally, nationally, and internationally, on various nonprofit marketing and fundraising projects.

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

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

ETHICS & INTEGRITY – Our team will work closely with your organization to promote your mission, vision, and values to represent your interests correctly. We are also members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and strictly adhere to the code of ethics promoted by both.
 

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.
 

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

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

EXPERIENCE – Our years of consultancy in the non-profit community have given The Cause Specialists the expertise necessary to excel in today’s fast-paced charitable market.
 

CONNECTIONS – The Cause Specialists have been developing relationships for almost 30  years. We know the players inside and out.
 

FRESH PERSPECTIVE  - As an outside perspective, we can bring new ideas and approaches to your organization, helping to drive innovation and growth.
 
COST-EFFECTIVE – Yes, you can afford us. We will not take on a contract where we cannot produce a positive return on investment.

NOT SOLD ON THE CAUSE - THAT'S OKAY!
We offer free nonprofit resources so you can learn to do it yourself.

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Rather rather tackle your marketing and fundraising on your own?

 

At Cause Specialists, we believe that knowledge is power. That's why we've compiled a collection of resources to help nonprofit organizations succeed. Our nonprofit resources are designed to provide valuable information and guidance on a range of topics, from fundraising and marketing to leadership and technology.

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