Guiding organizations to a fully funded vision so they can help communities flourish
"...the complete package..."
Working with Andy Sears over the past three years has provided AGCI the complete package -- solid development leadership, thorough staff training, amazing results, and a healthy dose of fun. I highly recommend Contour Strategies for any organization that is looking to strengthen their development program and enhance bottom-line results. Andy thoroughly understands the foundational elements required to transition to a model of transformational giving, the tactics to grow a sustainable program, and ultimately the means to fund a vision.
— Hollen Frazier, President - All God's Children International
“…36% growth rate over the previous year’s goal.”
As a new director of a large fundraising team, I needed a coach to help me learn the skills to effectively lead my team to hit an aggressive goal. Andy’s approach brought tried-and-true fundraising best practices, while also adapting to the unique needs of our team and target market. He helped me implement systems, disciplines, practices, and insightful ways to see our progress so I could effectively coach and lead the team. In our first full year of utilizing Andy’s approach, we hit our fundraising goal for the first time ever. And this included a 36% growth rate over the previous year's goal. I would highly recommend Contour Strategies for any development team working to secure major gifts.
— Mike Hogan, National Director of Church Mobilization - International Justice Mission
“…showed incredible grit advising us in coming up with a plan to reach our goal.”
Andy Sears and the team from Contour Strategies have been exceptional, and really worked well with our small campaign team. In 2016 we began a $16,000,000 capital campaign for a Theater and Visual and Performing Arts building. We raised $19,500,000 and opened the building in March, 2019! As our costs and needs increased for the project, Andy and his team showed incredible grit advising us in coming up with a plan to reach our goal.
— Martin Farfan, President - Cathedral High School