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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. In partnership with Langley Sells, we offer onsite training, customized workshops, and  tools that activate the behavioral changes necessary to transform your organization for the long-term.

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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