MCL Consulting provides experienced fundraising counsel to non-profit
organizations that need assistance in starting or enhancing their
development programs. We work in partnership with our clients in
a practical, cost-effective manner.
All projects are directed by MCL Consulting's president, Mary C.
Lizzul, who has over twenty years of successful development and
management experience. As needed, a team of associates and strategic
partners helps to provide clients with a full range of fundraising
services tailored to meet an organization's unique goals and challenges.
Former & Current Clients
- American Friends Service Committee, National Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA
Campaign counsel to help plan and implement a $30 million programmatic and endowment campaign. Includes training and coaching national major gift, leadership gift, and planned giving staff during bi-annual Fundraisers Gatherings; training Board and Campaign Cabinet volunteers; and providing weekly on-site campaign counsel to national development office to plan and implement campaign.
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters, National Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA
Collaboration with The Osborne Group as part of a $100M campaign feasibility study - development assessment, Raiser's Edge assessment and troubleshooting, and ongoing fundraising counsel.
- Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA
Collaborated with Biersmith Associates in conducting a $15M campaign feasibility study.
- Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Malvern, PA
$1 million New Stroke Unit Campaign planning and implementation; $1 million Brain Injury Unit Campaign planning and implementation; general fundraising strategic planning and on-site counsel; foundation grant writing; Foundation Board of Trustees training and orientation; Volunteer Association assessment; monthly fundraising counsel.
- Cabrini College, Radnor, PA
Comprehensive Institutional Advancement assessment; Alumni Association Board and Class Agents training program on the role of staff and volunteers in the fundraising process; facilitation of SWOT analysis during annual planning retreat for President's Cabinet; facilitation of Alumni Association Board planning retreat and implementation of new Association committee structure.
- Community Health Affiliates Foundation, Radnor, PA
Foundation and Board assessment and fundraising plan; Board training on major gift fundraising.
- Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA
Major gift program assessment and ongoing major gift fundraising counsel.
- Crossroads Programs, Inc., Mt. Laurel, NJ
Collaboration with Fuzzy Slippers Marketing Strategies as part of overall marketing and development assessment and plan for youth service agency; major gift fundraising plan for adolescent group home; Board training on major gift fundraising.
- Delaware Valley Chapter, Association of Macular Diseases, Jenkintown, PA
Development assessment and start-up fundraising plan; development of case statement; foundation grant research and writing; staff and volunteer training; ongoing fundraising counsel.
- The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Development assessment and plan; start-up fundraising program planning and implementation including interim staffing; foundation grant writing; Access membership database customization.
- The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Yardley, PA
Campaign planning study and major gift plan for a potential Motherhouse campaign.
- The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Major gift and planned giving plan to build unrestricted, programmatic and endowment support for the future; staff training; fundraising mentoring and coaching of development staff and administration; Raiser's Edge database assistance; ongoing counsel where needed.
- Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ
Board and staff training program on the major gift fundraising process.
- Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, PA
General fundraising counsel for annual and membership support; foundation research and grant writing assistance; case statement development; preliminary plan for endowment campaign.
- Lutheran Settlement House, Philadelphia, PA
Development assessment and plan to enhance basic fundraising program; prospect screening and major gift strategy development; Board and staff training; fundraising counsel where needed.
- Main Line Adult Day Center, Bryn Mawr, PA
Development assessment and start-up fundraising plan; Board prospect screening; foundation grant research and writing; general fundraising counsel.
- Manor College, Jenkintown, PA
Major gift and planned giving assessment, including a strategic plan and three-year timeline to implement a major gift and planned giving program; periodic fundraising counsel.
- Mercy Vocational High School, Philadelphia, PA
Development assessment; on-site campaign counsel for a $3 million renovation and endowment campaign; Board and Campaign Committee training on major gift fundraising; general fundraising counsel; foundation grant writing; Earmark Grant development; Results Plus database assistance; Work of Mercy Award Dinner special event planning and corporate sponsorship; and post-campaign fundraising counsel for Development Office and evolving Advancement Committee.
- Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), Doylestown, PA
Campaign planning study and major gift assessment for capital project; Board training.
- Performing Arts Center of Abington, Abington, PA
Campaign planning study and fundraising plan for possible $3 million performing arts center in Abington Township.
- Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia
Foundation grants program assessment, recommendations and plan; in-depth research on potential foundation funders; ongoing foundation grants writing and oversight.
- Wyncote Academy, Wyncote, PA
Development assessment and recommendations; major gift initiative planning including screening sessions; development of case for support.
We follow the professional and ethical standards of the Association
of Fundraising Professionals, the Council for the Advancement &
Support of Education, and the National Committee on Planned Giving.
We are registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau
of Charitable Organizations as well as with the New Jersey Office
of Charities Registration as professional fundraising counsel.
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