Fundraising is the capital with which arts organizations sustain and grow their impact. At Odyssey Associates, we provide strategic fundraising counsel that is uniquely tailored to your needs. Instead of cookie-cutter tactics and rote giving pyramids, we will look at your organization's unique qualities to determine the most effective and efficient strategies for you. Whether you are looking to build the overall size of your donor base, develop your relationships with major donors, or plan a capital campaign, Odyssey can guide you to success.
Artvolution's mission is to celebrate the power and beauty of the global Black experience by advancing and empowering American communities through high-quality arts, innovative educational opportunities and health and wellness programs. In 2020, Artvolution hired Odyssey Associates to help the organization build its fundraising capacity. Odyssey researched grant opportunities for Artvolution and created a grants calendar for the organization to follow. Members of the Odyssey team wrote grants for Artvolution, and Odyssey also identified a number of important potential institutional donors and introduced the chief creative officer to those foundation program officers.
The mission of the Wethersfield Historical Society is to preserve and promote Wethersfield’s history and culture to inspire people today and tomorrow. In 2021, WHS hired Odyssey Associates to conduct a feasibility study for a capital campaign to accomplish three objectives: renovate the historic Hurlbut-Dunham House in Old Wethersfield, fabricate a new permanent exhibit on Wethersfield history, and to build the organization's endowment. Odyssey conducted a file analysis of the historical society's membership cross-referenced with proprietary third-party data to determine who might be the top prospects for such a campaign. Odyssey then conducted a series of leadership interviews and provided an assessment of WHS's readiness for a campaign as well as recommended next steps.