At its core, our work is relational. We have extensive experience as fundraisers, and we are community-oriented people, so relationship building permeates everything we do here at Ostara. The more we can foster strong connections and conversations, the more successfully we see our clients achieve their mission.
Over the years, Ostara developed a sincerely collaborative culture, and we believe that cross-pollination of services and expertise is one of the keys in our ability to effect organizational change. Here are some examples of the way our services work together:
- Our grants consultants are uniquely trained to draw connections between grant work and broader initiatives in your organization. Too often grantwriting happens in a silo. We integrate grantwriting with the big picture, be it a capital campaign, your strategic plan, or building your next annual budget.
- Our campaign consultants look at organizational readiness for a campaign, assessing board development, annual fund, major gifts, and organizational culture.
- We integrate strategic planning with development planning; this helps you not only define your next chapter but also map out how you will fund it.
Ostara emphasizes collaboration behind the scenes to build this mindset, which we collectively refer to as the Braintrust. We believe more brains are better than one, and we create regular opportunities for our team to learn from each other, our clients, and outside expertise. We protect time for deeper thinking about integration of our work and services, always aiming to stay relevant in service to our clients and the sector.