FAQ

We offer competitive fees, agreed upon at the outset of each project. Typically, there are three ways that fees can be structured:

  • Monthly professional fees: This is best suited to full-time, on-site counsel over an extended period.
  • Periodic or part-time rate: This is best when part-time or periodic counsel is provided on a regular basis.
  • Project-specific fee: In some situations (e.g. feasibility studies, development reviews and strategic plans, board orientation) a flat fee is quoted based on completion of the project rather than the specific time it involves.

The nature of counsel required varies significantly according to each project. We would be happy to meet with you, free of obligation, to discuss which option is most appropriate for your project and budget.

No. We subscribe to a professional code of ethics that precludes commission-based fees.
Professional fundraising counsel can be of significant benefit in a variety of situations. Some of the more common reasons our clients choose to engage professional counsel include:

  • They require specialized expertise in a particular area
  • They have projects that require a dedicated focus
  • They are seeking an unbiased perspective
  • They need to bridge a personnel gap
For more than 31 years, we’ve been helping clients to secure the resources they need to deliver on their mission. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously and very personally. Our track record for successful campaigns and our high rate of repeat business and referrals are testament to both.

Clients often speak of our strong work ethic, integrity and expertise. When it comes right down to it, though, having the right chemistry between client and counsel is truly key to a strong relationship. That’s why we believe only you will know if RBR is the right choice for you. Give us a call and let’s talk.

There are many factors to consider in choosing a consultant that best suits your needs and organizational culture. Sometimes, an informal discussion with a particular consultant or the recommendation of a colleague may be all you need to make a decision. If you prefer a more formal selection process, you might want to consider the following.

  • Develop and distribute a request for proposals, requesting:
    • Related experience
    • Track record of success
    • Proposed methodology
    • Project team
    • Fee structure
    • References
  • Arrange a presentation or meeting with your selection committee
  • Check references
Your success is extremely important to us – both because we’re genuinely passionate about the work we do and because we know that our reputation is built in great part of the success of the campaigns we manage. While we can’t guarantee a particular financial target will be met, our track record for successful campaigns and satisfied clients says a lot about just how often they are met, if not exceeded. In the rare chance that your goal is not met, we will provide you with a comprehensive review of the challenges that were unable to be overcome and, where appropriate, recommendations for moving forward.