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At Langley Innovations, we take pride in a high degree of customization for each and every client.

We do not have a single “study process,” formula, or toolkit. We leverage extensive experience as senior advancement executives to design the optimal philanthropic path forward. We listen to practitioners, discover limiting factors, and propose proprietary solutions. We focus on annual and long-term goals; plus end-to-end organizational measures necessary for sustainable growth.


We are a full-service agency best known in the industry for our expertise in three core areas.

Organizational Health & Evaluation

Organizational health and fundraising success go hand-in-hand. We partner with you and your team to initiate a “whole shop approach” that accommodates your immediate and longer term needs. We audit and evaluate revenue patterns, data, and culture to pave a comprehensive, results-based, certain way forward.

Vital Signs Assessment
We assess four key areas to determine how your organization compares to the healthiest philanthropic cultures; this allows us to prescribe short, mid- and long-term strategies for your organization to achieve greater philanthropic fitness.

Customized assessments
Areas that impact philanthropic outcomes include:

  • Advancement operations
  • Alumni relations
  • Annual funds
  • Board relations
  • Constituent relations
  • Donor relations
  • Events
  • Gift processing/acknowledgment
  • Institutional positioning
  • Major gifts
  • Planned gifts
  • Stewardship
  • Volunteer engagement

Fundraising Strategy & Planning

When the path is cleared, we generate strategic guideposts to help you reach milestones that lead to higher levels of support. Together, we begin the process of aligning internal aspirations with external realities. We stay with you on the journey, helping as the need arises.

Campaign Planning & Management

  • Collaborative case development
  • Fundraising model design and development

Prospect Development Strategies

  • Predictive criteria
  • Forensic interviews
  • Playbook development
  • Personal, positive, progressive interactions

Prospect Engagement Strategies

  • White papers
  • High content events

Training & Sustainability Solutions

Building a culture of shared beliefs and purpose across whole teams leads to significant, lasting results. We offer onsite training, customized workshops, and tools that activate the behavioral changes necessary to transform your organization for the long-term.

Langley Innovation Leadership Training
All aspects of building, expanding, and sustaining a culture of purpose-driven philanthropy

Langley Innovation Constituent Training
Customized to specific constituencies:

  • Boards
  • CEOs
  • Development staff
  • Deans
  • Executives
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Vice presidents
  • Volunteers

The path to certainty is different for all of our clients.

Each arises out of a unique culture and each requires a customized roadmap that aligns institutional values and goals, with aspirations and results. We serve the spectrum of educational and nonprofit institutions organizations including:

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Arts & Culture

Each arises out of a distinct culture and each requires a customized roadmap that aligns each institution's values and goals with external opportunities. We understand the unique challenges of various sectors including:

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Colleges & Universities

Building powerful cases for high net worth philanthropists, creating next-generation alumni activities and constituent relations programs, and training your institution's thought leaders and representatives.

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Faith-based Institutions

Guiding you to greater and more sustainable results by capturing your authentic purpose and its application to a variety of human needs including the search for meaning and community.

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Human Services

Providing “influence maps” to help you identify and engage kindred spirits and donors who have given to similar causes but have not yet discovered yours.

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Independent Schools

Demonstrating how you can lift the sights of your most significant prospects, including parents and alumni, by developing “business plan” cases that demonstrate the impact of giving.

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Medical and Allied Health Centers

Helping you build new constituencies and sustain loyal giving to increase the generation of major gifts and estate gifts.

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Science & Research

Translating the extraordinary relevance of what you do so that it can be valued by a much wider field of prospects and better aligned with philanthropic passions.


Since 2010 we have served close to 100 clients that represent some of the nation’s best known academic institutions and nonprofits.

Though we are known for our expertise in the industry, it’s often important to our clients that we maintain confidentiality regarding strategy and results. The projects featured below are a sample of our work across our core areas of expertise. Contact us for more detailed case studies.

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