A partnership between Development Solution Organization and the POISE Foundation team, this project focused on increasing the percentage of and amount given by individual donors using actionable targeted fundraising and marketing strategies. The end objective was to increase POISE’s donor reach using low-cost and low-effort resources.
Development Solutions Organization
We partner with social impact organizations to solve challenges. Our volunteer-led consultancy teams talented and dedicated professionals and university students.
We do strategy and implementation work focused on these core functional areas:
- Website Design
- Process Design
- Design Thinking
- Best Practices
- Competitive Analysis
- Customer Segmentation
Strategy & Impact
- Business Plan
- Financial Feasibility
- SWOT Analysis
- Fundraising Plan
- Pitch Deck/Presentation
- Marketing Plan
Our Impact at a Glance
Our Partner testimonials further demonstrate impact
Working with DSO was a great experience because it allowed us to get fresh perspectives on the work we are doing and reminded us what we could and should focus on most.
DSO provides a rare and valuable opportunity for both non-for-profit agencies and university students to work together to increase the impact the agencies have on society. On behalf of the children we serve through A Touch of Understanding, we are grateful for the product we received outlining possible expansion models to help us reach more students with our disability-awareness programs, fostering the development social emotional intelligence, by building empathy and igniting respect for all individuals.
We have had the opportunity to work intensively with Development Solutions Organization on a comprehensive marketing plan utilizing cutting edge ecommerce, social marketing, and SEO techniques, as well as optimizing our offline distribution, social media, and fundraising strategies. We never imagined it would be possible for us as a nonprofit to have access to the same high level of business consulting that big corporations benefit from. Our engagement with DSO has truly transformed our business and we expect to be able to hire many more survivors as a result.
Working with DSO was a great pleasure and ultimately beneficial to the growth of our organization. Early on in the consulting engagement, DSO took time to get a deep understanding of operations and impact and provided an assessment of our value proposition and recommendations for improvement. From there, we worked together on an internal communications plan and talking points for volunteers to clearly communicate with the general public while representing the organization. As a result of the DSO’s recommendations, we increased traffic to our website and improved our ability to generate awareness and interest in our local community. All of this serves to enhance support of our development activities on the ground.
DSO partnered with A Touch of Understanding to evaluate expansion strategies, sustainable financial models, set goals and research how similar programs have scaled up in support of their disability awareness programs.
Drop Us a Note to Learn More