knowledge is power.

knowledge is


“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


“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) are national fundraising management consultants. With more than 30 years of collective 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

  • who likes to fundraise?
  • if all you have is a hammer…everything will look like a nail
  • potential donors help underwrite what they help write. . .

who likes to fundraise?

We do a lot of board presentations and one of the first questions I ask a board is "who likes to fundraise?"  A hand or even two may go up, but rarely more than that.  The reality is that very few board members want to do this work, yet so much
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if all you have is a hammer…everything will look like a nail

Most of you have heard this proverb in your past and most likely it applied to our behavior. It is unclear who first said it, but it has been attributed to Abraham Maslow and Mark Twain to name a few. After today, someone might claim that I said it
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potential donors help underwrite what they help write. . .

Potential Donors Over the years I've collaborated with a number of consultants and a colleague shared the quote from the title of this blog. His firm does only two things -- feasibility studies and capital campaign management.  If the feasibility
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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.



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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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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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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