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AT WESSEL ASSOCIATES, we combine proven practices and programs with creative innovation. The result is a program specifically configured to advance the values and principles of your institution or organization. We guide your advancement efforts by carefully crafting strategies designed to support your goals. Recognizing the critical interconnection of mission and vision, we design your advancement efforts to yield important intermediate successes in the process.

LONG-TERM SUCCESS for your program can best be achieved when you view the donor as a full partner in your efforts. We are sensitive to the importance of lasting donor relationships and the role they play in your ultimate success. To foster these relationships, we distinguish between fund raising and development efforts two integral and related elements of strategic fund development.

WE ADVISE you as you identify critical paths and create written plans. We help you set vigorous, yet achievable goals for your advancement program. And we identify benchmarks to guide you toward them. We also emphasize the power of critical analysis and help you establish meaningful ways of measuring progress.

WE BELIEVE that you, your staff, your donors and your volunteers should all benefit from involvement in your institution or organization. We want you and your staff to enjoy your advancement careers, and to grow professionally and personally. We expect donor and volunteer experience to be fulfilling and exciting. Finally, we intend that your board members will identify their association with you as one of the finest things they have ever done.

WE PLEDGE our commitment to you as an integral member of your advancement team.