Campaign & Development Readiness

Children’s Therapy Center is the largest and most comprehensive independent nonprofit pediatric therapy program in Washington State. Since 1979, they have provided essential services for children with special needs, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, early intervention services, and parent education and support. In partnership with parents and caregivers, CTC celebrates where each child is today and work toward who they can become. Last year, CTC served over 3,000 children in South King and Pierce counties.

In 2018, the board reached out to Ostara requesting training on how to lead CTC’s fundraising efforts. After a development leadership transition in 2019, we worked with CTC to assess and potentially restructure their fundraising efforts and donor development strategies. Following Ostara’s assessment and the launch of a strategic planning process, CTC committed to moving their Tacoma based services into a new facility with the vision to create a safe location that allows full access to and expansion of their current programs to the greater Tacoma community.

Ostara currently is working with CTC to develop a customized capital readiness strategy. This strategy will focus on expanding its mission and impact awareness with key community leaders and philanthropists. Simultaneously, we also are working with their team to develop a master prospect list of project donors and the appropriate relationship-building strategy for key constituency groups and community leaders.

  • “We developed a genuine partnership with our Ostara team. They got to know us and our organization inside and out, and as a result their recommendations were meaningful and applicable. Their professionalism, experience, and compassion was a dynamite combination that will impact our program for many years to come.”

    Claire Acey, Director of External Relations at Children’s Therapy Center ​