Strategic Advising

Because The Stockade Group’s advisors have collectively spent more than 60 years in your seat, we truly understand the importance of partnership and collaboration. Your strategic and tactical needs, challenges, and goals are unique to your institution. This is exactly why we have brought together a group of professionals whose backgrounds include everything from annual giving to alumni relations to corporate relations to major and planned giving.

Our team realizes that the last thing you need is a consultant who creates work in areas where you are already operating at an optimal level. We believe in a methodical step-by-step approach that is guided by candor, thoughtfulness, and transparency; and our fees are based solely on the scope of services and support required for your project or campaign.

Step-by-Step Approach

  • Initial assessment
  • Proposal
  • Agreement on next steps
  • Audit involving additional research and interviews with internal and external constituencies (as needed)
  • Report and review of audit findings and determination of next steps/solutions
  • Implementation of solutions
  • Evaluation and analysis

Areas of Advising Services and Support

  • Annual Fund
    • Volunteer program development
    • Annual leadership giving program development
    • Student philanthropy and young alumni giving strategies
    • Digital and social media strategies
  • Alumni Relations
    • Alumni engagement strategies, including digital and social media strategies
    • On and off campus event strategies and management
    • Volunteer program development
      • Admissions and recruitment
      • Career services
      • Event planning and preparation
      • Regional alumni chapters and clubs
  • Major and planned giving strategies
  • Prospect research
  • Corporate, government, and foundation giving strategies
  • Grant writing
  • Department, office, and program analysis
  • Staff development strategies