Through dynamic online training and personalized, one-on-one consulting, we put our 160+ years combined experience to work for you, so you move from chaos to confidence; rigid to responsive; irrelevant to inspired!



of Millions Raised

Years of Service

Online Courses & Workshops

Jerry Twombly's Certified Development Professional Training Program

 Available through Online Learning or Multi-Day Workshops.

For 25 years and in three dozen countries, ministry volunteers and professionals have used their training through the Certified Development Professional program to meet immediate needs and prepare for long-term impact in their Kingdom work.

The CDP credential communicates to ministry leaders and partners that you understand the unique dynamics of Development and fundraising–and know how to effectively use them.

Many organizations realize a 20-30% increase in giving to their ministry within one year of using CDP!

Scholarships Available!

Contact us today for details on tuition scholarships celebrating Jerry Twombly’s 50 years in Development work.  740.258.1097

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Personalized Consulting Services

Your ministry’s call is unique and so are your needs.

The services below are just a few examples of the ways we can walk alongside you.

Let’s connect so we can put our 160+ combined years of experience to work for you.

Annual Fund Campaign

The cornerstone of any organization’s capacity is their annual campaign. A well-run and successful annual fund campaign does more than raise your annual budget. It needs to build momentum, increase your impact, and set the tone for the long-term.

We’ll help you craft the message and mechanics of a solid annual campaign. We’ll work with you to assess your overall campaign, and help refine your communiqués to build dynamic relationships with your many stakeholders.

Capital Campaign

Any growing organization or ministry has a capital campaign in its future. If you are prayerfully pursuing God’s vision for your ministry, you will have some type of “big ticket” need that an annual fund cannot accomplish.

A new building or wing of a building. New equipment and facilities. Computers & learning devices for students. Replacing worn and damaged chairs, carpeting or other furnishings. Perhaps even establishing an endowment. These major financial needs are best addressed with a capital campaign to meet pressing needs more quickly.

We’ll partner with you so you raise the money you need, including:

  • What is a Campaign and Why is it Important?
  • The Sources of Income in a Capital Campaign
  • Subjective Factors You Can’t Overlook
  • How Much Can You Raise…Setting a Goal
  • What if You Need More than Your Potential?
  • How to Plan for the Inevitable

In the vast majority of situations, it is recommended that a feasibility study be conducted before launching a capital campaign. We’ll assess your current capabilities and donor capacity; and identify any changes necessary to ensure your financial goal is attainable.

Capital Campaign Feasibility Assessment

Mentoring and Retainer Program

Put our 160+ years of experience to work for you every week, every month. With a monthly retainer, you can access weekly conferences calls, video consultations and strategy sessions. You will receive real-time advice and feedback on your development and organizational capacity goals. Also, some of the services above can be included in the monthly retainer program.

Building a 21st Century Nonprofit - Board Training Workshops

The roles and responsibilities of a governing board have not changed much over time. However, the world and business environment your ministry exists in has changed dramatically, and it continues to change.

We’ll help prepare and equip your board and leadership to maintain and strengthen their guardian role in the middle of a dynamic, ever-evolving world. Our workshop addresses the best practices for all boards, and will connect these principles to your mission, vision, capacity and operations.

Every ministry has strengths and weaknesses, based on organizational culture, leadership and resources. The CDA will help pinpoint your competencies – and where time and energy need to be invested to make gains on your development results.

Our CDA digs deep into eight key areas that impact and influence your ministry. Your leadership will receive a detailed report that reveals the real and perceived areas that can be improved and enhanced.

After reviewing the CDA report, your leadership team can make well informed, focused decisions to improve your ministry’s effectiveness and results.

Comprehensive Development Audit (CDA)