The Center for Balanced Living is a pre-eminent eating disorders clinic with outpatient and partial-hospital programs. The Center relied on insurance reimbursements and private pay to fund nearly 100% of operating costs.
When it suddenly found itself in need of a new facility, the organization had to identify and cultivate donors, create a case for support, engage its board and staff in fundraising, and build a culture of philanthropy – all while working with realtors, bankers, architects, builders, and vendors – without cutting back on services. No small task.
Mollard Consulting got the call for support in July, the first campaign committee meeting was in September, six months later the organization raised $525,000 and six months after that, moved into its new home. The Center surpassed its fundraising goal and is thriving with expanded programs, new partnerships, and more clients being served.
The executive staff and campaign committee members are authentic leaders. They had a clear vision, a determined spirit, and a willingness to learn. They spoke from the heart, and the community listened. Campaign donors responded to the call for support because they believe in The Center, which has always operated at a high level of excellence and its mission has a profound impact. A dream client.
Kerri Mollard is consideration, organization, encouragement and financial development in action. It has been our good fortune to know and work with her. The Center for Balanced Living is a nonprofit free-standing organization that specializes in the treatment, education and research of eating disorders. The Columbus Foundation recommended Kerri to us, to advise us on how to begin a new capital campaign to purchase a building for our services. We leapt, and Kerri leapt with us! She lives true to her skills. Her expanded business allows more organizations to benefit from her excellent services.
– Laura Hill, PhD., President and CEO, The Center for Balanced Living
Dr. Laura Hill and Kerri Mollard co-presented a workshop on Successful Capital Campaigns entitled “Building a Campaign and a Culture” at the Ohio Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s annual conference in March.