knowledge is power.

knowledge is

power.

“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.” We equip our clients to succeed by providing necessary tools and transferring practical fundraising knowledge to them.

fundraising is a team endeavor.

fundraising is a

team endeavor.

“Many hands make light work.” We strengthen our client’s team to improve fundraising performance. Fundraising success is a team effort and requires everyone play a key role.

it's all about relationships

it's all about

relationships

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” We listen first, then act. Ultimately, it’s about developing and strengthening relationships with people to fuel your success.

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about d’alessandro

D’Alessandro Inc. (DAI) is a national fundraising and management consulting firm. With more than 20 years of experience, DAI brings an array of high-impact services that enable your organization to do more. All are backed by a proven ability to solve problems and achieve goals.

We work with clients across all nonprofit spaces including education, healthcare, human services and faith-based organizations. Whether you are considering a capital campaign or just seeking to position your organization for long-term success and organizational health, DAI. has the knowledge and unique approach to help you get there.




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the blog

  • “wow!…that’s a big number.”
  • Are You a Mentor…or a Tormentor?  
  • No One Ever Erected a Statue for a Committee

“wow!…that’s a big number.”

One of the things about asking for a gift for the first time is finding the courage or strength to do so.  You are nervous and don’t know how the donor will react.  Will they laugh, be silent, be insulted, or quickly say yes? These responses, by
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Are You a Mentor…or a Tormentor?  

  You all want great people with you in your organizations. You want them to be able to do things that you can’t do. You want them to do things better than you do them yourself. You also want them to take initiative. To have all this
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No One Ever Erected a Statue for a Committee

Last week I had the privilege of going to Vienna to discuss how to fund the international operation of a U.S. based client.  International expansion for a number of non-profits is challenging because of the diversity of cultures and the culture of
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testimonials


University of Notre Dame

I wish to recommend for your consideration Paul D’Alessandro and his firm. Paul worked for the University of Notre Dame as a regional development director for a number of years. He was quite effective in this capacity….he possess excellent communication and planning skills. I am sure that he will be an effective fund-raiser for your organization.

(rev.) edward a. malloy
c.s.c. president emeritus
Jay Fund

D’Alessandro’s foresight and expertise afforded our foundation the opportunity to extend our outreach. Coaches know good coaching and I see that in D’Alessandro. D’Alessandro has great ideas and, to this day, is a valuable resource for our executive director.

tom coughlin
president and chairman
University of Scranton

Over nearly twenty-five years I have worked on several projects in several cities with D’Alessandro, Inc, each of which substantially exceeded projections and expectations. Paul himself will be driven by your mission in ways both methodical and creative in a personally engaging manner that is as hands-on as you need. He is a bright and sensitive man of integrity that will be an excellent partner in your endeavors.

rev. thomas a. pesci, s.j.
administrator

training


Bootcamps

D’Alessandro Inc has created a one day immersion boot camp with monitoring for one year that provides a transformative process for your organization’s success.

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Workshops

D’Alessandro Inc. has created a number of workshops on the subjects of major and planned gifts, making the ask, board enhancement, leadership, conducting capital campaigns, and increasing your overall fundraising performance.

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Learning Circles

Join one of our monthly learning circles to gain insight into the fundraising process from professionals in all aspects of fund development.

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