What We Do

Whether you’re trying to beef up your annual fund, raise millions for a new building, increase your endowment, or diversify your funding sources, Gary Friedmann & Associates can help you reach your goal.

We work with nonprofits large and small, organizations run by people who care deeply about their mission. With our help, they strengthen their boards, create workable budgets, increase public awareness, and raise project and operating funds.

We can work with you on a short-term basis or provide full-service fundraising counsel throughout an entire campaign. Give us a call to talk about how you can make your organization more effective. Together we can help you develop the skills, strategies, and funding you need to make the difference you envision.

If you don’t know where you want to be as an organization in five years, you are unlikely to get there. We can help you envision your desired future and outline the steps you need to take to achieve it.

Strategic Planning


Board Development

Boards and committees provide volunteer leadership and vital resources to the nonprofit sector. We can help strengthen your board by providing training on their role as fundraisers, how to establish a board and committee structure that keeps the focus on strategically important work and attracts new members, and how to partner with professional staff to foster a culture of innovation and excellence.


Campaign Planning

Nervous about starting a big campaign? We will assess your likelihood of success, where the money will come from, and the volunteers who will help you achieve it. We have completed 26 capital campaign planning and feasibility studies for organizations ranging from start-ups to well-established institutions. Each project is tailored to address key issues and to counsel senior staff and volunteer leadership in best practices required for a successful campaign.


If you feel like you’re in a bit of a rut and nothing is working anymore, you need a fresh perspective. We offer an informed assessment of your fundraising effort’s strengths and weaknesses recommend practical steps you can take to increase your fundraising revenue.

Campaign Management


This is our specialty, and what we’ve become most known for in the State of Maine. We provide the guidance, encouragement, organization, and materials you need to successfully launch, run and complete a major campaign.

Development Audits