New Partner Spotlight: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has created partnerships between people, dogs, and communities for over 75 years. GDB prepares highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision throughout the U.S. and Canada. GDB is the largest guide dog school in the country, and all services for its clients are provided free of charge. GDB envisions a world with greater inclusion, opportunity and independence by optimizing the unique capabilities of people and dogs.
GDB plans to embark on an ambitious ten-year strategic planning initiative to grow its regional fundraising program into a national fundraising platform. As a next step to prepare, GDB is partnering with Orr Group to build a fundraising strategy to increase their annual fundraising exponentially, with a focus on expanding the donor pool and enhancing cultivation and stewardship efforts. Our team of experienced fundraisers and strategists will produce a comprehensive development roadmap for GDB that will:
- Assess GDB’s current fundraising infrastructure, capacity, and assets
- Identify the greatest opportunities for growing and/or diversifying GDB’s revenue streams that align with GDB’s strategic goals, and
- Provide practical resources and actionable recommendations, strategies, and next steps to achieve GDB’s philanthropic goals
Orr Group looks forward to working with this dynamic organization to ensure it can maximize its impact on the lives of individuals who are blind or have low vision for years to come.