Forward Motion Strategies
Put Big Ideas In Motion With Us

nonprofit capacity building

Put Big Ideas In Motion With Us.


Move your mission
to the next level

Forward Motion Strategies is dedicated to improving your sustainability and impact. We do it by providing fundraising counsel and program design services customized for your needs. Our approach is collaborative; we listen carefully and we do the research and generate insights before making recommendations. And we work side by side with you to make sure that the strategy we develop together is fully implemented.


Practice Areas

fundraising strategy and capacity building

We generate data analytics and insights, including donor retention analysis, annual fund and major gift donation analysis, donor research, and revenue segment growth projections. Based on these insights, we develop and implement capacity building recommendations designed to maximize growth potential and instill best practice major gifts culture.

  • Development Planning

  • Fundraising Case Development

  • Portfolio-based Moves Management - Integrated with CRM

  • Individual, Corporate, Foundation, and Event segment development

  • Board and volunteer engagement infrastructure


virtual fundraising & program services

Whether you're initiating a new program or need to sustain one while you are recruiting, Forward Motion Strategies will partner seamlessly with your program and fundraising functions to deliver "virtual" services, including:

  • Grant Writing and Reporting (including managing compliance issues)

  • Annual Fund and Campaign Management

  • Prospect Research

  • Corporate Partnerships (comprehensive, including cause programs)

  • Program Evaluation

  • Program Management

  • And more

program planning and design

Big impacts start with big ideas that are smart, innovative, and achievable. We collaborate with you to develop a process that fits your unique needs, and doesn’t leave out crucial steps or key stakeholders.

  • Capacity Assessment - Setting parameters for scope and feasibility

  • Environmental Assessment - Generating insights to guide decision-making

  • Strategy Development - Creating space for innovation and facilitating vision and strategy alignment

  • Pilot Program Planning - Helping to develop an actionable plan for piloting program and learning along the way