Creative Development Strategies
CDS Clients


Today, competition for fundraising dollars have made it harder than ever for non- profit institutions to achieve their missions.  To be successful, you must distinguish yourself from the crowded field of those asking for money.

At Creative Development Strategies, improving your organization’s fundraising program is at the core of everything we do. As development experts, we provide the experience, skills and know-how to bring attention and resources to your organization.

  • Fundraising Assessment and Audit
  • Multi-Year Fundraising Plans
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Capital Campaign Planning and Implementation
  • Annual Giving
  • Major Gifts
  • Case Development and Refinement
  • Donors Prospects: Identification, Cultivation and Solicitation
  • Proposal Writing
  • Maximizing Events

Consulting Services


Leadership and Board Development

Organizational Planning and Readiness

“LISTEN TO WHAT MARLA SAYS. Marla‘s combination of “on the ground” practical advice, strategic thinking and her creative ability mix together to help non-profits strengthen their fundraising and organizational work. Marla will assess a situation, give her frank opinion, and then help the organization figure out how to implement new approaches. She is a true working partner and will stick by you to the end.”  Read more