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Consulting Services

We are pleased to be able to offer affordable and comprehensive consulting.
  • We start with a discussion of your needs to see if there's a fit with our services.
  • Your solution will always be customized to your organization's requirements.
  • Our recommendations will be based on best practices within the sector.
  • Reports and recommendations will include additional materials to reinforce best practices.
  • We believe in knowledge transfer so you develop the skills you need in-house.
  • If we don't have the answer we'll find someone who does and connect you with them.
  • We are competitive with our pricing and won't sell you what you don't need.

Sponsorship Opportunities

SupportingAdvancement is a well known resource and we provide competitively priced/niche targeted sponsorship opportunities/brand presence for vendors in the fundraising and non-profit spaces.

Contact us for more details on consulting services or sponsorship opportunities.

Brian W DowlingBrian Dowling has invested more than 20 years working in Advancement and Development Services, Finance, Administration and Operations managing systems, gift processing, records, web sites, research, and other functions that help to support effective fundraising and constituent engagement.

Brian joined the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in 2008 as Senior Vice President for Finance and Information Systems and is responsible for managing finance, administration and operations and deploying creative solutions to help the Foundation achieve its fundraising and engagement goals.

Brian worked previously at the University of Michigan and was responsible for managing the technological infrastructure, gift processing and records administration for the Office of University Development in support of a $3.1 billion campaign. The database contained over 1,000,000 entities and average revenue was $250-$370 million representing approximately 184,000 gift transactions.

Prior to that, Brian worked at The University of Toronto. The university’s $1 billion campaign was Canada’s largest and most successful philanthropic effort in higher education. The database of over 700,000 entities supported a large scale advancement operation.

Brian has also worked at a number of institutions in both the United States and Canada, where he gained understanding, knowledge and perspectives of managing in small, medium and large shops. This experience included multiple system conversions, web site development, budgetary and financial responsibilities, operations management and more. He has consulted in the United States, Canada, Asia and Australia, written numerous articles and presents regularly at conferences.

He invests his spare time in SupportingAdvancement.Com and is an amateur musician.
Consulting Offerings
Technology, Database, Records and Infrastructure Management
  • Comprehensive Technology, Systems and Business Process Review (Back Room Audit)
  • Software Selection and Implementation
  • Process Improvements
  • Technology Strategy and Planning
  • Reporting Infrastructure, Metrics and Data Warehouse Construction, Report Development
  • Data Integrity Management
  • Gift Accounting Procedures: Working Together Efficiently
  • Software, Technical and other Training

ePhilanthropy Reviews and Strategy Recommendations

  • Comprehensive Review of Your ePhilanthropy Programs
  • Web Site Analysis, Development and Strategy

Other Offerings

  • Review and Development of Policies and Procedures
  • Staff Recruitment, Coaching, Development and Training
  • Prospect Research
  Strategic Consulting Partners
AFIAnnual Fund Inc.
Annual Fund Inc. understands annual giving and recognize the limitations of annual giving budgets. AFI offers affordable comprehensive audit packages for your annual giving program.
  Vendor Partners and Sponsors
Advizor Solutions, Inc.

ADVIZOR Solutions, Inc.

Hep Development Services

Mainspring Media Communications, Inc.
Mainspring Media Communications Inc.
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