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About Philanthropy Solutions, LLC.
Here are some of the things our customers have written to us about their experience with our services, training and multi-media production.

"Fund development consultants offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to an organization. Mr. Fike at Philtnathropy Solutions however, was able to go beyond this to meet our unique needs as a nonprofit agency serving urban Native Americans. He worked with us to craft an effective case statement focusing on client needs and developing a message that conveys our strong commitment to our people and the community.
As a Board member it forced me to consider my own values, and our purpose all within a context of strengthening our organization. I appreciate how he looks at the intersection of governance and sustainability, a crossroad that all nonprofits face.
We have found Philanthropy Solutions to be a professional and responsive company. Most importantly, we have found a consultant who believes in our mission and vision and is helping us to reach our goals.
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Joanne Sobeck
Board Member
American Indian Health and Family Services
of Southeastern Michigan
Detroit, MI


"Philanthropy Solutions successfully captured our story in a way that it could be presented to diverse audiences. This is a very difficult assignment since we are a non-profit that appeals to a range of audiences including businesses, local/national foundations, local, state and federal municipalities, community people and schools. Philanthropy Solutions engaged our board members, staff and clients in a professional manner that resulted in an A-1 product. The dialogue that PS used to capture our story was creative and encouraged us to talk about the heart of our mission. PS’ passion for helping to create marketing opportunities for organizations is evident in their business demeanor and finished product."

Cheryl P. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Coalition On Temporary Shelter
Detroit, MI


"Philanthropy Solutions, Inc. is very knowledgeable about the fundraising field. Their excellent work with the MML Foundation resulted in a successful campaign that raised over $1.3 million dollars. They were attentive to our needs and quickly came to understand the organization, its mission and its case for support."

George D. Goodman
President & CEO
Michigan Municipal League Foundation
Ann Arbor, MI


"In my experience John Fike is a dedicated fundraising professional.  His knowledge and experience in fundraising and working with volunteers is very evident in all he does.  He is always very responsive to the needs of the customer and continuously looking for ways to meet their needs.  His integrity and focus make him a valuable addition to any team from boards and committees to the executive management team itself.

Joseph Barger
Former Director of Development
Judson Center
Southfield, MI


"Perhaps the best thing about working with John Fike at Philanthropy Solutions is how quickly he picked up on the essentials concerning our organization—its mission, its methods, and its basic principles.  He understands what we do and can articulate the message clearly and concisely.  He also bends every effort toward providing us with a product to which we can point with pride.  It has been a very satisfactory relationship."

Earl Ryan, President
Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Livonia, MI


"John has counseled and trained both our staff and board on the fundamentals of nonprofit fundraising, giving us an immediate set up as we assemble our develoopment strategy. The trainings were tightly focused and full of just the right information. His style, however, is perhaps the most critical aspect of the training success. John is firm and deliberate, respectful of others' ideas, but clear on message. Bringing him on board was the right idea at the right time for the Suburbs Alliance. I fully expect it will be a profitable investment."

Conan Smith
Executive Director
Michigan Suburbs Alliance
Ferndale, MI

"John's expertise and insight in building our strategic fundraising plan was invaluable. More importantly, he helped us evolve our organization's message that allowed us to aggressively recruit new donors."

Melanie Brown
MSA


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Do you want to know how to do direct mail more effectively? Here's book:.

"Direct Response Fundraising: Mastering New Trends " by Michael Johnston, ed.
Pracitcal and timely guide designed to help you revitalize and invigorate your direct response program with the latest information on how to plan and execute successful campaigns in today's hi-tech environment, integrating old and new media to be most effective.
From John Wiley & Sons, 2000 and later eds.
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"Story Telling For Grantseekers " by Cheryl A. Clarke
A guide to creative nonprofit fundraising, presenting an organic approach to proposal wriging. Contains the resources needed to help craft a persuasive synopsis, and create a short story appraoach to the inquiry and cover letters that support the larger proposal
From JOssey-Bass, 2001 and later eds.
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#3
Do you want to know what to say to donors when you write fundraising letters?.

"The Fundraiser's Phrase Book " by Gail Hamilton
Building blocks you can actulaly use in your letters, proposals or presentations.
From Hamilton House, 1996

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What is the nature of the nonprofit organization as a public trust, and how is it to be governed?

"Foundation Trusteeship " by John W. Nason
Roles and responsibilities of foundation trustees. Changing public expectations and the social role of foundations. Trustees needed a fresh and unique approach to guide them through the challenges a Foundation must face in today's complex and chancging society
From the Foundation Center, New York, 1989 and later eds.
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Here's a guide to the laws of charities in the U.S. .

"Rules of the Road " by Betsy Buchalter Adler
Discusses the nature and purpose of charitable organizations as well as the economic benefits of charitable status. What is a public charity?
From the Council on Foundaitons, 1989
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"Best Practices in Grants Management " by Council on Foundations.
Pracitcal and timely guide designed to help you manage grants with ease
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