In 2016, Diane T. Stringer, CEO of the largest hospice organization in Massachusetts, engaged us to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the organization’s development program.
Several years before, the organization had greatly expanded its service area with the acquisition of another nonprofit hospice entity. It also engaged in a capital and endowment campaign. And more recently, Ms. Stringer announced her intention to retire after successfully leading the organization 1987.
When we began our assessment, we found a good foundation upon which to expand philanthropy. However, during that time, the Vice President for Development left the organization. We also learned that the campaign had stalled.
Our assessment recommendations were well received by the board and senior leadership. Then Ms. Stringer asked us to assume management of the stalled campaign, and provide general guidance to the interim Vice President.
To date, we have:
Through all of these efforts, the campaign once again has forward momentum, and will be successfully completed by November 2017.