Fundraising & Philanthropy

The Cagney Company offers a wide array of philanthropic advisement and fundraising competencies including:

  • planning and strategy
  • audits
  • major gifts
  • philanthropic planning and feasibility studies
  • counsel on and management of annual, capital, special and endowment campaigns
  • donor communications in all forms (i.e., case statements, direct mail, website content, newsletters, media relations, digital messaging)

We can help engage current donors more deeply and recapture lapsed donors. We are particularly attentive to the nuances of organizational culture and the donor experience.

“...helped us move from novice to proficient in capital campaign design and implementation. She guided the development of the infrastructure and disciplines necessary to execute our first campaign, and we’re delighted to have retained her again to help us move our growing foundation forward.”

Margaret (Peggy) Mullan

CEO and President, Beatitudes Campus, Phoenix, AZ

“...a seasoned professional, and our result is the most comprehensive and thoughtful integrated development plan in the Council’s history. Penelope Cagney is a delight to work with, and the Arizona Humanities Council will be a stronger organization as a result of our collaboration.”

Thomas Wilson

Board Chair, Arizona Humanities Council

”…thoughtful insights proved beneficial time and again as we’ve undertaken building a comprehensive development program at the new Musical Instrument Museum.

Christopher J. Bell

Vice President for External Affairs, Musical Instrument Museum

“…we were extremely lucky to have Penelope as our consultant for strategic and development planning. She went WAY beyond the parameters of the job, was easy to work with, extremely thorough, patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone and wouldn’t hesitate to use her again…”

Chris Rhodes

Managing Director, Southwest Shakespeare Company

"Arizona State University Foundation engaged The Cagney Company to conduct a philanthropic planning study for the Arizona State University Art Museum. Though this philanthropic planning study, the Museum identified a $2,500,000 challenge gift, the first seven-figure gift in the Museum’s 50-year history, as well as other potentially significant gifts. The study proved an accurate and insightful map for a successful $5,000,000 campaign."

Gordon Knox

Director, Arizona State University Art Museum

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