Many nonprofits are conducting endowment campaigns today for the purpose of substantially increasing the long term sustainability of the institution or organization. Very few nonprofits have the endowment that they would like to have to ensure their future. Those that enjoyed large endowments are now rebuilding after the recent recession.
Endowment donors are usually people who have been annual or capital contributors over a number of years. They are not only interested in the success of the organization today, but also want to provide funding for its future. Often these commitments are in the form of planned gifts.
Catapult partners with clients who have an endowment component in a larger capital campaign or who have an actual endowment campaign. We write case statements, plan a dollar goal, identify major donor prospects for major gifts, develop ask amounts based on prospect research, identify solicitors, and train solicitors.