We help nonprofits identify, prepare for, and meet their fundraising needs. We specialize in:
capital campaign planning & management | annual-fund planning & management | endowment and planned giving | grant-writing | corporate sponsorships | marketing & communications
A cookie-cutter strategy won’t produce the results you need to achieve your vision. That’s why we approach each organization with fresh eyes, taking in not just the identified issues, but also the hidden problems that we recognize through a comprehensive planning study, deep board and constituent engagement, and decades of experience.
“We believe in the power of big ideas to motivate resources and achieve a vision.”
President and Founder David King has 32 years of fundraising experience, 14 years in consulting, and 18 years as staff development head for several nonprofit organizations. His experience and specialization are centered on assisting nonprofit organizations to conduct fundraising campaigns: capital, endowment and annual-giving. Campaigns require (in order to be successful) a pool of ready top prospects, influential volunteer leaders, and a marketing strategy that makes the case for support vital, exciting, and urgent. Above all, they require the RIGHT campaign plan that is developed based on data gained through a detailed planning or feasibility study and a consultant to help guide the campaign at the right pace and to troubleshoot challenges as they arise. David’s career has involved conducting planning studies and designing, setting up, and launching successful campaigns for over 30 organizations with combined goals of $200M+.
Vice President for Planned Giving John King provides clients with planned giving solutions to create or increase endowments and maximize legacy gift planning on the part of their best donors. This includes planned-giving assessments, top prospect research, planned-giving program design, marketing strategies, and direct 1:1 engagement with top prospects to help them meet their financial goals while also benefitting their favorite charities through simple and complex planned-giving instruments.
After receiving an MBA from Temple University, John spent 36 years in a finance-related career for the state of New Jersey, for the private senior-care industry, and for a faith-based financial-services company managing institutional and private client wealth. John has served on numerous boards and commissions.
Vice President for Communications and Marketing Jake King brings ten years of communications, marketing, and research experience to David P. King Fundraising Counsel, where he focuses on digital communications strategies to reach more donors and engage more deeply. An organization’s web, social media, and communications presence has never been more important, and telling your story the right way can lead your organization to deeper, more meaningful connections with the people who matter most – your constituents and your donors.
We appreciate your unique mission, vision, values, leadership, and culture.
Our perseverence means we will stay with you until you are successful.
We work with you throughout the project.
We provide honest feedback and counsel.
Jay’s bio here.