World-Class Fundraising Advisors

Teach. Train. Transform.


Our BrightDot Way produces high end gifts…

Major Gift Officer & Leadership Coaching

With the BrightDot Coaching Way, you’ll gain…

Measurable EI Assessments

You’ll enjoy growth faster than you expected possible by…. 

Prosperous Capital Campaigns

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Grants Plus names BrightDot top 20 standout firms for Fundraising Coaching

Three powerful words that speak to the power of the BrightDot Way

Our unique and powerful fundraising consulting and coaching techniques work wonders in delivering larger and more generous donations each and every time. What do we mean when we say the BrightDot way works wonders? It’s not magic -- but it is all about three powerful words that speak to its effectiveness as a method: Teach, Train, and Transform.


Through education, we empower your team with the knowledge and skills needed to drive your organization’s mission forward. Our coaching services provide you with the expertise to develop and curate effective strategies in multiple ways. The BrightDot way can teach you not just how to reduce preparation time but also proven and effective methods to turn first-time learners into lifetime advocates, providing the long-term support that’s so crucial to your organization’s continued success.


This is more than just imparting knowledge; it’s about teaching your organization to achieve its aspirations and goals. Through our educational programs, we empower your team to reach fundraising milestones, enabling your efforts to make a significant impact. The BrightDot way is all about teaching your organization how to stay motivated and cohesive, especially when it comes to staff hiring and training assessment to prevent that dreaded 18-month turnover. A well-taught and cohesive team performs better and achieves their goals together.


Transform speaks to the profound changes that BrightDot brings to your organization and development team, making them stronger, more resilient, and prepared for a successful future. We guide you in transforming your staff into high-impact teams with accountability, resilience, and exceptional results through the use of Training Boards and other innovative methods. Our approach has been transforming good but underperforming organizations into those capable of reaching their full potential and beyond.

THE BRIGHTDOT: Better Together

Taken individually, the BrightDot way delivers excellent results in boosting fundraising for your organization. Taken together, though — that’s where the real magic happens. When you combine all three aspects of BrightDot together, their synergy powers your fundraising to unheard of levels. 

Would you like to learn how our fundraising consulting and coaching services can transform your organization’s fundraising effectiveness? Schedule a 15-minute call with Bill Crouch and learn more.

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The BrightDot Way Believers

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What makes us unique are the insights we’ve gathered from development psychologists, sports psychologists, college professors, researchers, a relaxation specialist, a former college president, a national leader in special-event fundraising, as well as record-setting major gift fundraisers and wise nonprofit leaders.



We offer clients an array of consulting services – based on the concept of “nonprofit wisdom.” These services range from fundraising coaching; development execution; messaging and storytelling expertise; strategic assessments and organizational planning; and board and staff “best practices” training.



You will hear something you haven’t heard before… feel something you haven’t felt before… and do something you haven’t done before.



We help you discover the vital role of the fundraiser in the world and experience your work as personally meaningful. You deserve to feel vocational conviction and believe that fundraising is hard work that’s worth it.

Start With Heart by Bill Crouch

Start with Heart is for any development professional in search of fundraising mastery. This pithy book shows the crucial connection between emotional intelligence and success (yes, it can be learned!) while providing the tools to build joy, purpose and story.
Techniques shared here will build culture inside your team and organization.
Learn how you can:

How Fundraising Consultants Can Transform Colleges

Introduction: Challenges Faced by Colleges in Fundraising Colleges or places of higher education often operate with limited resources and face significant challenges in their fundraising efforts. These challenges can include

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Transform Donor Engagement with Unforgettable Adventures

In the world of fundraising, captivating the hearts and minds of your donors isn’t just beneficial—it’s essential. As the landscape becomes increasingly crowded, nonprofits and charities are discovering that creating

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If you want to improve the donor experience and impact your organization exponentially, virtually overnight, start using the word “mattership” It’s the next level of stewardship. I shared this realization


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