Creative Development Strategies
CDS Clients

Creative Development Strategies (CDS) takes an integrated approach to development that goes beyond soliciting contributions to provide service, support and solutions to solve your most difficult fundraising problems. We work with you to find new ways to raise more money and effectively respond to any challenge.

CDS partners with your organization to deliver strength-based solutions that bring about lasting change and long-term fundraising success.

We offer expert advice, a hands-on approach and a range of services aimed at building sustainable fundraising programs. Working with your requirements, Creative Development Strategies will customize a plan to match your specific needs.

Consulting Services


Leadership and Board Development

Organizational Planning and Readiness

“Marla Kannel has given shape and structure to our campaign. She works collaboratively with our staff and Board to motivate and direct our efforts. She is ambitious, visionary, methodical and determined. ”  Read more