What We Do

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Photo by Nuchy Lee on Reshot

We do this work because of you, and we can't do it without you. 

Brightspot supports clients with the following areas of expertise: fund development and campaigns, grant writing, strategic planning, and governance and operations. We believe these capabilities are essential to a strong and thriving organization.

We offer 30-minute complimentary consultations for all new client projects so we can get to know one another, understand your needs, and assess if we're the right team for you. 


BOOST is Brightspot’s monthly subscription service to support Executive Directors and fundraising staff in their roles. This is a low-cost service enabling organizations of any size to access expert resources and counsel. Each month, members will have access to:

  • Zoom “Office Hours” with Brightspot coaching and peer support to tackle that thing you’ve been avoiding or to strategize on the opportunity in front of you.

  • Review of one appeal, grant, or other document per month (excludes state and federal grants).

  • Access to a private BOOST Facebook group, managed by Brightspot, where our team and your peers can collaborate, exchange ideas, seek advice, and share resources.

Strategic Planning

No matter the size or resources of an organization, assessing where you are today, looking where you want to go, and crafting a plan to get there can be a challenge but it's one we are eager to take on. The end result is a meaningful, feasible plan to bring an organization to the next level.

Fund Development

Whether just launching a fundraising effort or looking to amplify a seasoned operation, we help organizations to build sustainable streams of revenue. After gaining a better understanding of current operations, Brightspot guides clients on how to best invest their organizational resources to take their fundraising work to the next level.

Governance and Operations

We support nonprofit leadership personnel and boards on their quest to operate as impactfully and efficiently as possible. We work with clients to provide coaching and trainings tailored to the organization’s needs.

Grant Writing & Management

Brightspot provides as-needed and on-going grant support and excels in refreshing, revamping, or building grant programs - all while minimizing the workload of the organization's paid staff.

A la Carte Services

Our primary services can be strengthened and enhance by a la carte offerings. These services and resources are available to all current clients. If you are a prospective client interested in one or more of these services please explore our other products, including BOOST, our monthly subscription service, and Breakfast with Brightspot, an in-person peer-to-peer series dedicated to supporting development professionals.

  • Donor Research

  • Database Analysis

  • Prospecting Sessions and Research

  • Development Coaching

  • Grant Counsel

  • Board Training

  • Board Governance Support