We are a small non-profit (currently ten staff), and when we hired Major Gift Solutions in the summer of 2021 we had an underutilized database of around 3,200 followers and donors. Bill Myatt helped us begin to optimize our use of that database, and even though we still have a lot of work to do, in less than a year his guidance helped us almost double our revenue for 2021 over 2020, pandemic notwithstanding. He is a pleasure to work with, engaging and teaching many of our staff, and a wealth of knowledge about non-profit fundraising. He has effectively become our part-time Director of Development, a position we couldn’t afford in-house, and we’re excited as we head into the next year together.
Executive Director, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Bill knows what he’s doing, and it shows in his coaching and his methods. He’s not only a successful fundraiser, his goal is truly to make your organization successful in its mission through mindful yet ambitious funding goals. Whether you’re just starting to raise capital, or have been doing it for a while and need a boost, Bill will be additive to your organization.
Director of Congregational Stewardship for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
As a brand new Director of Development, I needed some assistance knowing where to start. Bill was a wonderful guide in coaching me in donor relations. He helped me connect with lapsed donors and create new donors. He guided me through best practices and helped me feel comfortable making authentic connections with donors. Because of him, Open Communities has connected with old donors and reengaged many people in supporting our fight for housing justice.
Director of Development,
Open Communities; Evanston, IL
I’ve been in the nonprofit sector for many years. I’ve taken courses on how to raise money and attended events on fundraising. But Bill did something different. He guided me through the process of finding the right donors, reaching out to them for a conversation, and following up in a timely manner. He got me organized and coached me. Because of his help, we ended up raising a lot of money for the Little Village Rotary Club. We had a great 5k race, and we built community. Bill was instrumental in helping guide me to achieve the fundraising success I knew I had in me.
President, Little Village Rotary Club and Organizer, Carrera por la Paz