For over 18 years, The Monument Group (TMG) prescribes to Margaret Mead’s philosophy: “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” In relation to the fundraising process, TMG converts people’s good ideas into viable programs within well-run organizations through training, consulting, and coaching.
TMG demystifies fund development for nonprofit CEOs, development professionals, and their boards. We help organizations adopt best practices while building effective development teams ready to engage in successful fundraising. TMG takes a personal approach, involving each of the staff and board members in a customized way and meeting them “where they are” in terms of fundraising comfort. We employ rigorous, agreed-upon metrics that hold all constituents in the process accountable. In order for the organization to become sustainable, we guide them to adopt these systems and tools, ensuring success long after the consulting engagement ends.
The leadership of TMG is extensively involved in national and international professional development circles. TMG is a member of the Giving Institute, a collection of 40 firms united to fund The Giving USA project and to uphold the Giving Institute’s stringent Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
TMG’s managing partner serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy. This year, TMG’s managing partner is overseeing AFP’s Annual Fund, using many of the techniques employed with clients to raise more than $600,000 per year to support diversity scholarships and ethics research. A unique legacy of TMG’s involvement is helping the Foundation to increase its personalization in its approach to communicating with individual members and chapters.
All TMG staff routinely provide training within nonprofit organizations and TMG’s managing partner is a frequent presenter at conferences. Among these conferences is the South African Institute of Fundraising, which also sought TMG’s support in forging a strategic partnership with AFP. Additionally, TMG’s managing partner has served as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, and as the facilitator for a Fifth District Federal Reserve Bank’s community engagement series.