The Toolkit Team
The Capital Campaign Toolkit was created by Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt.
Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE
Amy Eisenstein, CEO and Co-Founder, is a veteran fundraising consultant. She has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has published a number of books, including Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops. She is also a frequent keynote and breakout speaker at nonprofit conferences and facilitator of board retreats.
Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops teaches time-constrained fundraisers how to leverage their annual funds in just five hours per week to meet the challenges of major gift fundraising, all the way up to that all-important ask.
Andrea Kihlstedt, Co-Founder and Campaign Expert, is the author of Capital Campaigns: Strategies that Work, now in its 4th edition, as well as How to Raise $1 Million (or More) in 10 Bite Sized Steps, in addition to several other books. She has been leading successful capital campaigns for over 30 years.
One of the bestselling books in its series, Capital Campaigns: Strategies that Work (now in its fourth edition), has served as the quintessential guide for campaigns of all sizes and configurations, from small start-ups to colleges and universities.
Amy & Andrea Are Regularly Featured On…
- AFP Advancing Philanthropy, eWire and webinars
- GuideStar (now Candid) blog and webinars
- NonProfit PRO blog
- Bloomerang blog and webinars
- Donor Search webinars
- Boys and Girls Clubs webinars
- YMCA blog and webinars
Xan Blake, CFRE, is the founder and President of the Blake Partnership. Xan brings 25 years of nonprofit management experience including expertise in fund development, governance and board training – all of which is focused on bringing her clients’ missions to life. Her company provides nationwide consulting services.
Jeff Hensley brings over 20 years of fundraising and consulting experience, building the fiscal capacity of nonprofits and educational institutions. He specializes in major gift strategy and capital campaign coaching and has served as fundraising counsel for a variety of campaigns – from $1M to $300M.
Chris Lytle’s career includes staff, volunteer and consulting positions with premier national and international organizations. His professional training includes the first postgraduate program in fundraising management at Adelphi University. He’s also trained as an Executive Coach to nonprofit executives for professional development.
Paula Peter founded The Solstice Group in July 2002 to utilize decades of experience with a wide range of not-for-profit organizations. As a consultant since 1991, she has particular strengths in board development, campaign feasibility and management, strategic planning, major gift fund-raising and training.
Cassandra George Ramos
Cassandra George Ramos has worked in the nonprofit sector her entire career. She spent nearly 30 of those years as a development director, major gift officer, campaign manager, foundation director, and fundraising consultant. She founded Wind and Water Consulting in 2012 with an emphasis on strategic fundraising planning and capital campaign feasibility studies.
Our Commitment to You
Amy and Andrea entered into a business partnership in 2017 to develop a better way for organizations to get the information and support they need for capital campaigns. They believe that this new system will make a real and lasting contribution to the nonprofit sector.
The Capital Campaign Toolkit is founded on the following principles:
- Commitment to quality and service
- Providing high value for nonprofit organizations
- Treating others as we wish to be treated
When Amy and Andrea began working on the Toolkit in early 2017, they saw it as a useful tool for their private clients. But it has since become so much more.
Through the Toolkit, Amy and Andrea discovered a way to revolutionize the capital campaign business and take advantage of the transformational shift that’s affecting so many sectors.
For the first time, nonprofit leaders have easy and affordable access to the tools and resources they need to plan and implement their own successful campaigns.
Preview the Toolkit
This 5-minute video gives you a sneak peek inside the Toolkit. Not only will it provide you with a quick overview of the Toolkit, but it’s also perfect for sharing with your leadership team and board members.
Schedule a Live Demo
We’d love to show you around the Toolkit and talk to you about your campaign. We can do a quick analysis of your campaign and discuss how the Toolkit could work for you.