We help mission-focused organizations strategically grow relationships and increase philanthropic revenue.
Scott McArdle and Tere Gade combine complimentary experience understanding donor motivations and giving habits with development strategy to best support the non-profit community in Vermont and Northern New England. Our success is directly attributable to our program and campaign development acumen, coaching ability, and extensive knowledge of and credibility among major donors throughout Vermont and beyond.
Tere has seventeen years of development and campaign experience, both as a front-line fundraiser and consultant, resulting in over $100M raised for organizations within Vermont and New England. MORE ABOUT TERE
Scott has spent over 25 years in the nonprofit sector in various development and program positions, including over a decade representing major philanthropists in Vermont. MORE ABOUT SCOTT
Donor base analysis and assessment and strategic direction to increase major giving.
CEO and Development Staff Coaching and Training
Ongoing action-oriented coaching and "development accountability assistance" for executive leadership and front-line fundraisers designed to achieve near-term fundraising and relationship results.
Organizational Development Audits/Assessments
Comprehensive development program review and ROI-based recommendations report based on analysis of all contributed revenue streams, donor base, staffing structure, and annual plans and activities.
Workshops and presentations designed to educate and motivate board members to understand and embrace their role in development and relationship building.
Tere and Scott brought energy, chutzpah, realistic thinking, and the highest level of fundraising professionalism and competence at a time when we desperately needed it. READ MORE
Scott and Tere brought honesty and candor, deep experience, humor, and excellent coaching skills to the tasks at hand. If I had to do any major strategic fundraising project, I'd want them on my team every time. READ MORE
Executive Director, VT Business Roundtable
In part due to Scott and Tere's extraordinary guidance, we were able to set a strategic path to address issues of brand and positioning, institutional capacity, relationship management and Board development. READ MORE
Executive Director, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Tere and Scott have been a huge help to Shelburne Farms in assessing and strengthening our development office and systems and in planning for future advancement efforts. They make a great team and we are grateful to be working with them! READ MORE
President, Shelburne Farms.
Tere's leadership, strategy setting, and understanding of philanthropy in our region has helped define the path for VPR to complete two $10 million campaigns successfully. Without a doubt, I believe that Tere is the best fundraiser in all of Vermont. READ MORE
CEO, Vermont Public Radio (VPR)
Working with Scott was a real pleasure. He brought a wealth of experience and strategy to our meetings, and in the end we succeeded in our goal. READ MORE
Deputy Secretary at Vermont Agency of Human Services, Former Executive Director, United Way of Northwest Vermont