Fundraising and Development

Building Capital.

The Advance Group has a proven track record of building successful fundraising campaigns for non-profit organizations and political candidates. We understand that fundraising success requires individualized strategies tailored to meet the needs of the client.

Our approach is comprehensive and focuses on effective utilization of existing resources and targeted donor lists. We work with our clients to grow new donors and investors as well as develop strategies to maximize existing donor bases. Fundraising is often the essential component of any organization’s development plan. We will work with you to ensure you obtain the financial means necessary to be effective.

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Our fundraising services include:

  • Analyzing current and potential donors
  • Developing a plan to maximize existing donors and expand the donor base
  • Creating a donor database to track and manage fundraising contributions
  • Managing call time and dialing for dollar programs
  • Coordinating direct mail solicitation campaigns (message, creative, mailing list, etc.)

Project Highlights


Drum Major Institute Annual Gala

The Advance Group planned and implemented the Drum Major Institute’s first-ever fundraising gala. In addition to the creation and implementation of the strategic development plan, The Advance Group organized the planning, production and execution of the Drum Major Institute’s Annual Gala. It was a successful evening with many distinguished guests, including Melody Barnes, the President’s Domestic Policy Advisor and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Rafael Cestero, New York City’s Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner, and Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of the New York Women’s Foundation.

Working Families Party – 10th Anniversary

The Advance Group has a long history of working with organized labor and for taking on insurgent candidates that fight to represent working families. The Working Families Party has a similar philosophy, so when it came time for them to produce their 10th Anniversay celebration, they turned to The Advance Group. The Advance Group produced the most successful fundraiser the Working Families Party had ever held.

The Blue Man Group

An organization known for its off-Broadway production shifted focus with its launch of an independent private school designed to re-think core education principles. Their belief that creativity should be of equal focus to math and sciences was an attempt to launch a post-Montessori vision of the future of education policy. When it came time for them to raise start-up capital for the replication of the curriculum, the maintenance of the New York program, and the roll out of the future locations, they turned to The Advance Group.