James P. Reber


Fundraising Consulting & Special Event Producing Services
Successful Fundraising & Producing for over 30 Years

Professional Fundraising Consultant



Annual Fundraising Campaign

James P. Reber has raised over $25 Million dollars during his career, most of that in the San Jose / Silicon Valley area of Northern California. Mr. Reber's knowledge and experience are the reason for the track record of success at developing funds, increasing funds, and finding new funding sources for a variety of clientele. A FREE consultation is always provided for anyone interested in any services. "Your organization may not know exactly what it needs, so let's meet and find out if I can help.!" James P. Reber

At the center of most development departments is the primary annual effort to secure contributed income from individuals, and in some cases, corporate contributions, too. It involves bringing a case for support of the organization, the cause or the mission to previous donors and prospective donors. And it means asking people to contribute in a timely manner, and to increase past giving.

The Annual Campaign involves: (a) having or acquiring mailing lists and email lists of prospective donors; (b) creating a direct mail solicitation packet that goes out to the prospects; (c) a staff to provide logistical and administrative support; and (d) a force of board members (sometimes with other volunteer support) who will provide as many direct, personal requests as possible; and (e) a board or volunteer leader who can motivate others to do the work required for a successful fund drive.

As a veteran fundraising profession, James P. Reber is able to provide expert guidance for an Annual Campaign, including support for some or all of the key campaign elements listed above.

Annual Campaign services include the following: Creating direct mail and email solicitation pieces, preparing board packets that optimize the time spent by board members (and focus on the ask, not the paperwork), as well as working with graphic artists and mailing houses and list brokers to provide the best in material support.

Services also include: training the board (and staff, if necessary) in the art of the Annual Campaign, coordinating publicity and promotion to support the effectiveness of the Annual Campaign, and maintenance of the returns through a professional database system; preparing and managing a kickoff to motivate the board; and using other techniques necessary for success.



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James P. Reber, Nonprofit Fundraiser, Fundraising Consultant, Public Speaker, Event Planner, Event Producer, San Jose, Silicon Valley, California serves the South Bay Area, including nearby communities of Santa Clara, Cupertino, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Morgan Hill, Campbell, Fremont, Redwood City, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, and San Mateo. Mr. Reber serves Santa Clara County, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties, as well as the greater San Francisco bay Area - Alameda, San Francisco, San Benito, Contra Costa, and Monterey Counties.