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The Cleveland Foundation


Campbell & Company recently worked with The Cleveland Foundation to assess a large-scale fundraising effort and create a subsequent campaign operating plan to guide the Say Yes to Education effort.


We worked in partnership with the Foundation team to assess capacity and inclination among prominent Cleveland philanthropists, gauge staffing and system support, and outline a partnership plan with other nonprofit organizations to achieve funding goals through a campaign.

By approaching this assessment non-traditionally and sharing our findings in real time, we allowed the Foundation to start implementing our initial recommendations immediately. Our operating plan provided a comprehensive framework for the effort, giving the Foundation a strategy to pursue this unique fundraising opportunity.