The Goldie Company

Case Studies

ARTS AND CULTURE

Capitol Theatre Association, Chatham, Ontario
The Chatham Capitol Theatre Association (CCTA) is a not-for-profit corporation devoted to the rejuvenation, development and management of the historic Capitol Theatre in Chatham-Kent.

Part way through a $6 million campaign for the renovation and restoration of the Theatre, the Association engaged The Goldie Company to conduct a Campaign Planning Study, which would assess the CCTA’s available resources, recommend measures to bolster the campaign’s momentum, and research fund-raising potential, particularly in the area of lead and major gifts.

Upon completion of the Study, we were retained to provide part-time counsel to the campaign. Included in our work was the creation of a Case for Support, ongoing recruitment of campaign volunteers, major donor research and solicitation and the implementation of a plan for success.

Durham West Arts Centre Foundation, Pickering, Ontario
The Durham West Arts Centre Foundation (DWAC) is a charitable organization led by volunteers dedicated to the planning, design, and creation of a performing and visual arts centre in the western Durham Region for the benefit of the citizens and arts community.

The DWAC Foundation retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Fundraising Feasibility Planning Study to assess the viability of raising the capital for the establishment of a Performing & Visual Arts Centre in the City of Pickering.

Orchestra London, London, Ontario
Orchestra London has been bringing live orchestral music to the City of London and the surrounding area for more than 50 years. The Goldie Company was retained to assist Orchestra London with fundraising for the Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. 

The Goldie Company created a fundraising plan including special major gift fundraising initiatives and sponsorship in honour of the anniversary; developed a Case for Support and a Donor Recognition Program; identified and researched donor prospects; trained volunteer canvassers; developed individual, corporate and foundation proposals; and provided ongoing guidance and support to the development program.

ASSOCIATIONS

Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario
The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is the oldest continually operating non-profit library association in Canada, established in 1900, and is the largest library association in the country with more than 5,000 members.  The association provides a chance for shared experiences for staff and supporters in a constantly changing environment that requires innovative solutions also offering opportunities to learn, network, influence and celebrate.

The Goldie Company was retained to develop a Fund Development Plan which included a Case for Support Study and a Feasibility Study to determine potential Funding and Leadership, followed by the creation of a detailed Strategic Operational Plan including a suggested timeline and recommended approaches and methods for an annual campaign.

Chicken Farmers of Ontario, Burlington, Ontario
Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) represents more than 1,300 family fun farms, providing innovative and entrepreneurial leadership to the supply management that ensures Ontario consumers reliably enjoy safe, high quality, healthy Ontario-grown chicken.  The industry collectively contributes more than $2.7 billion annually to the Ontario economy and supports more than 19,000 full-time local jobs.

The Goldie Company was brought on by CFO to evaluate the CFO Cares Food Donation Program in its second year, and to assess alternative best practices and identify areas for improvement to increase the efficacy of the CFO Cares Program.  The Goldie Company performed intensive research including contacting outside resources, conducting a literature and peer review, and performing a GAP and SWOT analysis concentrating on challenges presented by stakeholders.  The Goldie Company then used this information to form Strategic Action Plan, focusing on short and long-term strategic directions.

COMMUNITY SERVICES 

Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, Toronto, Ontario
The Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) is a Canadian volunteer organization dedicated to preventing and rectifying wrongful convictions. 

AIDWYC retained The Goldie Company to undertake a strategic fundraising planning study. We submitted a Final Report of Findings and Recommendations, including a Case for Support and Plan of Action, articulating the key findings from our work with the Association and outlining the next steps for AIDWYC. Subsequently, we were retained to implement a number of recommendations from our Report.

Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation, Campbellford, Ontario
The Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation brings together families, individuals and organizations to create a unified, healthy and more culturally significant society through the funding of projects that benefit the community as a whole. 

The Goldie Company was retained to develop a Case for Support for the organization. Subsequently, our firm was retained to undertake a strategic planning initiative to establish the Foundation’s needs, objectives, priorities and capacity to undertake fundraising activities. Following a background audit, The Goldie Company facilitated a strategic planning retreat for Board and senior staff and consulted with a number of key stakeholders. Our firm then summarized the results of the reviews, research, consultations and analysis in a final strategic plan and governance model. 

Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia (CPABC) functions as the knowledge centre for cerebral palsy in British Columbia and supports persons of all ages who live with the condition. This support extends to family members and other caregivers, professionals, students and related organizations. 

CPABC retained the services of The Goldie Company to undertake a Strategic Planning initiative to ensure organizational sustainability and enable it to grow to serve the many and diverse needs of people facing the challenges of living with CP. Our firm designed and facilitated a Board Retreat and developed a strategic fundraising plan reflecting the Association’s unique situation and addressing the elements necessary for success—the Case for Support, Leadership, Financial Prospects and a multi-year plan to secure both program and operational funding. 

In addition, we developed a: Case for Support; Canvasser Guide and support materials; and a communications strategy as well as providing coaching and implementation on strategies outlined in the multi year plan, and training volunteers for individual major and planned gift approaches.

Community Association for Riding for the Disabled, Toronto, Ontario
The Community Association for Riding for the Disabled (CARD) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities through quality therapeutic riding programs.

The Goldie Company worked with CARD to enhance the organization’s strategic vision and commitment to sustainable fundraising. The first phase of our work included undertaking a fundraising feasibility study, creating a strategic development plan, and staff and volunteer mentoring.

In the follow-up phase, we developed a compelling Case for Support, created a Fundraising Policies and Procedures Manual, designed a Donor Stewardship program, crafted a Communications Plan, produced a Canvasser Training Guide and undertook prospect research.

Dixon Hall, Toronto, Ontario
Dixon Hall provides a “hand-up” to some of Toronto’s most vulnerable and needy residents—low-income families with young children, at-risk youth, newcomers, isolated seniors, men and women in need of work and skills training. 

Dixon Hall retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Fundraising Planning Study to develop a more comprehensive and integrated program to enhance the agency’s fundraising. Our firm developed a Case for Support and consulted on implementing the recommendations in our Final Study Report, including creating a job description for a Fundraising Coordinator, outlining terms of reference for a Fundraising Development and Resource Committee, and developing a Donor Stewardship program.

Following the Fundraising Planning Study and Final Report, The Goldie Company was retained further to write the copy of Dixon Hall’s Annual Report and assisted with the development and launch of a marketing/public relations plan for the new Dixon Hall Employment Services Centre.

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes, London, Ontario
Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is an $8 million, non-profit, social enterprise that recycles donated goods to create meaningful work for persons who face disabilities and other barriers to employment. 

The Goldie Company was retained to assist Goodwill with the planning and implementation of a $14 million capital campaign to upgrade and expand service. 

As part of this project, The Goldie developed a comprehensive and integrated communications plan to complement the campaign and a micro-site for the campaign.

Hope 24/7, Brampton, Ontario
Hope 24/7 is a Peel Region organization with a mission to be the Centre of Excellence for providing intervention and the prevention of relationship and sexual violence.  By providing crisis and support services and offering education and prevention programming Hope 24/7 helps survivors move from “cope to hope.”

Hope 24/7 retained The Goldie Company to provide fund development consulting services to assist with their organization fundraising targets.  The Goldie Company conducted a Planning Study for Hope 24/7 and based the results of that study, prepared a customized and comprehensive Fund Development Plan.  The Goldie Company also created a compelling Case for Support for Hope 24/7 that has assisted them in creating greater interest and support for their important work.

Inn of the Good Shepherd, Sarnia, Ontario
Through a variety of food and shelter programs, The Inn of the Good Shepherd lends a helping hand to disadvantaged families and individuals who are unemployed, homeless or part of the ‘working poor’. 

The Goldie Company recently directed a $2 million capital campaign for the construction of a new facility, The Shepherd’s Lodge, which contains a 25-bed emergency shelter and 20 transitional housing units.

Ottawa Community Housing Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario
The Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCH) offers affordable housing for individuals with low to moderate incomes and works collaboratively within the community to develop healthy and safe communities.

The Goldie Company was retained by OCH to provide a Feasibility Study for the establishment of a Foundation to raise funds for the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation. The study determined the limitations and conditions necessary to establish a Foundation, gauged acceptance and investigated feasibility of other fundraising infrastructure models.

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) is a non-profit organization working to end all forms of sexual violence. ORCC counsels and supports women, educates for change and works to create a safe and equitable community. 

ORCC retained The Goldie Company to enhance the organization’s strategic vision and commitment to sustainable fundraising. 

Our firm conducted a fundraising planning study; created a strategic fundraising plan; worked with staff and volunteers to equip them with the knowledge, skills, motivation and commitment for sustainable fundraising; developed a case for support; and prepared a comprehensive final project report with resources and recommendations.

Peterborough Humane Society, Peterborough, Ontario
The Peterborough Humane Society is a registered charitable organization and an Affiliated Society of the Ontario SPCA, dependent on public donations, facilitating and providing for the prevention of and relief from animal cruelty.

The Peterborough Humane Society retained The Goldie Company to undertake a Campaign Planning Study to determine the feasibility of raising funds for their expansion project. We gathered information and feedback by conducting confidential one-on-one personal and telephone interviews, which were evaluated and presented in a Final Report. Following the Final Report The Goldie Company designed a campaign plan and recommended an 18-month, two-phase campaign timeline to raise the $2.5 million capital.

Red Door Family Shelter, Toronto, Ontario
Red Door Family Shelter provides services for families and individuals who need safe and supportive emergency shelter services.  The Goldie Company has been on retainer by the Red Door Family Shelter to provide fund development management, as well as professional counsel and services.  We are currently working with the Red Door Family Shelter to help raise funds for their new facility through a $3 million Capital Campaign.  This involves a Campaign preparation phase and an Active Solicitation phase.

Our firm actively seeks new funding sources for Red Door through research, formal solicitation and informal networking. We create donor prospect summaries and profiles.  We write and submit clear and compelling funding proposals, and coordinate necessary financial documents.  We also create reports on the status of donations, track proposal submission details and provide follow-up reports on ongoing fundraising activities.

St. John the Compassionate Mission, Toronto, Ontario
Serving some of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents, in the community of South Riverdale, the mission of St. John the Compassionate is to welcome people of all backgrounds into a caring community which offers nourishment, support and shelter.

In addition to undertaking a variety of pro-bono work, The Goldie Company was retained by St. John’s to develop a Case for Support for the Mission and create and implement a major gift program. 

We created ‘mini-cases’ for individual programs - such as the St John’s Academy tutoring program and the Kettle of Fish, nutritional program - and researched, wrote and submitted grant proposals to charitable foundations and other potential funders.

United Way of York Region, Markham, Ontario
The United Way of York Region unites donors, volunteers, human service providers and their clients to improve the quality of life in the communities of York Region. 

The United Way of York Region retained The Goldie Company to design and implement a Major Gift Campaign. 

Our firm developed a Case for Support, Communications Strategy, Donor Recognition Program and Campaign Plan; developed and mentored a Major Gifts Committee; undertook prospect research and accompanied volunteers on solicitation calls; and assisted in the recruitment and training of a Director of Major Gifts for the organization.

Yellow Brick House, Aurora, Ontario
Yellow Brick House is committed to rebuilding the lives of abused women and children in York Region. Yellow Brick House provides emergency shelter and outreach services to try to ensure that women and children have a safe place to turn to if they become victims of domestic abuse and to empower them to break free for the cycle of violence. 

In response to community need, the Yellow Brick House launched a capital campaign to build a second shelter in Markham and engaged The Goldie Company to develop a compelling Case for Support as a first step in the campaign.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

Centennial Infant & Child Centre Foundation,Toronto, Ontario 
Centennial Infant and Child Centre Foundation raises funds to support the education, development and rehabilitation of children who have special needs and those at risk for serious delays in development. The Foundation assists Centennial Infant and Child Centre in its goal to help these children get off to the best possible start towards achieving their potential. 

The Foundation retained The Goldie Company to: undertake an audit of fundraising programs and operations in order to determine their effectiveness and recommend strategic changes. As part of our work, The Goldie Company developed a compelling Case for Support; a Canvasser Guide and support materials; a Fundraising Policies and Procedures Manual; a communications strategy; and a strategic fundraising plan. Following the completion of this work, we developed roles and responsibilities for, and recruited and mentored, a Fundraising Manager to position the Foundation for future growth.

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Pickering, Ontario
The Children’s Wish Foundation works with the community to provide children living with high-risk, life threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. 

After creating a fundraising a policies and procedures manual for the Foundation, The Goldie Company undertook a national fundraising feasibility study designed to assist with evaluation and planning to maintain and enhance the Foundation’s ability to fulfill the wishes of critically ill children. 

Subsequently, the Foundation retained us to assist with the execution of the recommendations arising from the study, including the facilitation of a major gift seminar for development staff from across the country and the design and implementation of a planned giving program for the Foundation to ensure the Foundation’s continuing ability to fulfill children's wishes, now and in the future. 

ProAction: Cops & Kids, Toronto, Ontario
ProAction provides funding support for community programs run by the Toronto Police Service Community Policing Unit on behalf of kids at risk.

The Goldie Company was initially retained to conduct a Strategic Review of the programs and services supported by the organization. We then were retained for a second time to conduct an Expansion Planning Study to assist the organization develop a national Brand and to make its model and activities available to Police Forces across Canada.

The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk (CASHN), Townsend, Ontario
The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk (CASHN) is a Ministry funded, volunteer led Society providing social services to children and families in Haldimand and Norfolk. The society investigates allegations, protects and supervises children, and provides guidance and counselling, and relocation services while respecting dignity and worth. 

The Goldie Company was retained CASHN to complete a public relations and fundraising review.  The Goldie Company produced a Final Report as well as a comprehensive Strategic Fundraising Plan and Program.

CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Alberta Land Trust Alliance, Edmonton, Alberta
The Alberta Land Trust Alliance (ALTA) is a non-profit charitable organization that strives to ensure Alberta's future landscapes are rich in biodiversity and have strong ecological integrity. 

The Goldie Company was retained to create a Fund Development Training Program for ALTA member organizations in order to strengthen the capacity of Land Trusts to raise the money necessary to underwrite valuable programs and services.

The Training Program focussed on providing a guide to Fund Development that ALTA and other environmental organizations can use to plan, devise, and implement a Fund Development program and their fundraising activities.

Parc Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario
Downsview Park is a unique urban recreational green space, developed according to the principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability, for Canadians to enjoy in all seasons. 

Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP) retained The Goldie Company to undertake a Study to evaluate the creation of a foundation to support the Park. Following our recommendation to proceed with the development of a foundation, we conducted a Strategic Planning Study. We surveyed a number of similar organizations regarding their fundraising activity and created a five-year fundraising plan that would enable PDP to begin building a base of sustainable charitable funding. 

We were again retained to undertake a feasibility study to determine the degree and likelihood of support that would exist for a capital campaign for the further development of the Park. Subsequently, we were involved in the planning of a signature event, designed to raise funds, strengthen stakeholder relationships and provide opportunities for ongoing donor cultivation and recognition.

EDUCATION 

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley, Pembroke, Ontario
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley is the only post-secondary institution serving the region of Ontario extending from the Quebec border to North Bay.

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Campaign Feasibility Study to determine the degree of community support for raising funds to establish a “new” Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. 

Based on the results of the Study, our firm recommended proceeding with a capital campaign with an overall objective of $2.5 million. The College then retained our services to assist with the first phase of the campaign: developing the Case for Support; research, cultivation and solicitation of the Leadership, Municipal and Major Gifts; and initiating the Communications Program.

Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario
Centennial College is a leader in offering industry-recognized, full and part time programs for domestic and international students at four different Campuses within Toronto. Centennial College prepares graduates to enter the work force while offering ways to learn valuable leadership skills and gain a broader, more diverse perspective on the world as global citizens.

Centennial College retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Campaign Feasibility Study to determine the degree of community support for raising funds through a $10 million Capital Campaign for the renewal and redevelopment of its Ashtonbee Campus.  Information gathered during confidential one-on-one personal and telephone interviews was evaluated and factored into recommendations that would be crucial to the success of the Campaign.

Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario
Durham College offers high-quality programs led by exceptional professors offering real-world experience, with an unwavering commitment to student success, fosters community relationships and plays a role in the outstanding career success of many of its graduates.

Durham College retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Campaign Feasibility Study to determine the degree of community support for a $20 million Campaign.  Based on the results of the Study, The Goldie Company recommended a Campaign goal of $12 million. Durham College then retained The Goldie Company to provide full-time counsel for the Capital Campaign, which exceeded the goal, raising $16 million.

Lakehead University – Orillia Campus, Orillia, Ontario
Lakehead University is a modern, learning centred institution that values their students as leaders of tomorrow.  Their desire to share knowledge has extended well beyond Thunder Bay as they expand their community to a permanent campus in Orillia.

Lakehead University retained The Goldie Company to develop a Case for Support for the expansion of Lakehead University through the construction of a permanent campus in Orillia.  The Goldie Company then provided counsel to the university’s $20 million ‘Your Bright Future’ Capital Campaign.  Our work focused on building an extended major gifts portfolio of prospective donors, including developing and implementing initiatives to identify, research, cultivate and solicit prospects to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support.

North Island College Foundation, Comox, British Columbia
The North Island College Foundation in partnership with NIC are committed to supporting local students with scholarships and bursaries, up-to-date classroom equipment and technology and learning facilities by raising funds and spreading awareness.  The NIC Foundation believes that ‘education has the power to transform lives.’

North Island College Foundation (NIC) retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Capital Campaign Feasibility Study to assess the ability of NIC to raise funds in excess of $8 million.

North Vancouver Outdoor School/Norther Vancouver School District, North Vancouver, British Columbia
The North Vancouver Outdoor School located in the Paradise Valley of North Vancouver, owned by the North Vancouver School District, is a ‘natural place to learn.’ This experiential outdoor school has been providing teaching and inspiring youth of all ages about the natural environment on a four hundred and twenty acre ecological reserve for over four decades.   

The North Vancouver Outdoor School (NVOS) retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Capital Campaign Planning Study to assess the ability of the North Vancouver School District to raise the necessary funds to build the NVOS Centre of Excellence. We recommended a Three Phase development plan to raise $20 million. Phase One encompasses a Capital Campaign with a goal of $10 million (pledged over five years) to start immediately.  Phase Two is to introduce an Annual Giving Program, while Phase Three focuses on raising the remaining amount of the Capital Campaign.

Wilfred Laurier University, Brantford, Ontario
Wilfred Laurier has been shaping the lives of its students for more than a century.  Known for its academic excellence, Laurier utilizes in-class learning while emphasizing the application of knowledge to work in the world to make a difference.

HEALTH

Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, Goderich, Ontario
The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) has been providing quality health care services to the residents of the Town of Goderich and surrounding municipalities for over 100 years.

The AMGH Foundation engaged The Goldie Company to conduct a Strategic Planning Study and using the findings, create a fundraising plan for the Foundation. 

Subsequently, our firm undertook a Campaign Feasibility Study to determine community support for a capital campaign for renovations to the Diagnostic Imaging Department and critical new medical imaging technology, including the acquisition of the first and only CT scanner for Huron County. Following our recommendation to proceed with a capital campaign, with an overall objective of $5 million, The Goldie Company then directed the successful campaign. In addition, we crafted a Policies and Procedures Manual for the Foundation and assisted with the recruitment of an Executive Director for the Foundation. 

Bluewater Health Foundation, Sarnia, Ontario
Bluewater Health oversees the management of the hospital sites in Sarnia-Lambton. Bluewater Health Foundation raises funds for to facilitate the acquisition of leading edge equipment and technology, and the provision of education for patients, staff and physicians at Bluewater Health.

The Goldie Company was originally retained, on behalf of the three hospitals in Lambton County, to conduct a Feasibility Study to determine the community financial support for the amalgamation of the two hospitals in Sarnia on to one site. 

Based on the results of the Study, we launched and successfully completed a $10 million Campaign within the 24 month timeline. With a change in provincial government policy, the hospital corporation needed to pursue a larger building plan requiring substantially more financial support. We were engaged to conduct a second Feasibility Study and to manage the ensuing Campaign. An additional goal of $20 million was established with an aggressive 28 month schedule. The Campaign reached its goal early. 

Following the campaign, we assisted the Foundation in creating a Policies & Procedures Manual and in developing a comprehensive Annual Development Program for the Foundation.


Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, Cambridge, Ontario
Cambridge Memorial Hospital provides care to residents of Cambridge, the township of North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo.

The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, which raises funds for the Hospital, engaged The Goldie Company to prepare and facilitate a strategic planning retreat to establish the Foundation’s needs, objectives and capacity to undertake fundraising activities.

Subsequently, The Goldie Company developed a Case for Support for the Foundation’s annual program.


Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation, Campbellford, Ontario
The Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation (CMHF) works with the community to motivate donors to meet the current and future needs of the Campbellford Memorial Hospital.

The Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation retained The Goldie Company to assess community support for a major fundraising campaign to ensure quality care – including family physicians for all – continued to be available close to home in Campbellford. The Goldie Company subsequently developed a case for Support for this capital campaign. In 2007, we developed a further Case Statement for the Hospital’s CT Scanner Project and provided counsel on the $3 million CT Scanner campaign.

Gamma Communications, a division of the Goldie Company, developed a micro-site for the Foundation.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto, Ontario
The Canadian Mental Health Association is a national voluntary organization that promotes the mental health of all citizens, and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. 

The Goldie Company was retained to develop a Case for Support for the Canadian Mental Health Association, National to tell the story of the organization, outline the plans for moving forward and delineate the need for financial support from the community. Our firm reviewed internal documents, compiled relevant background material and conducted a national survey, interviewing key participants to gain understanding and insights. Based on this work we developed a compelling Case to position CMHA National to sustain and enhance programs.

The Goldie Company conducted a national Fundraising Planning Study to examine the feasibility of establishing a charitable foundation to raise funds for CMHA National.

Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, Ontario
Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) is Wellington county's regional medical center. The Hospital services a population of approximately 23,000 people in the Township of Centre Wellington and the surrounding areas within Wellington County.

GMCH engaged The Goldie Company to conduct a Campaign Planning Study to determine the degree of support for raising funds to support the redevelopment and expansion of the community hospital. 

Based on the results of the Study, The Goldie Company recommended a Capital Campaign goal of $15 million. The Goldie Company was retained as Counsel to manage the successful Capital Campaign.

Additionally, The Goldie Company worked with the Hospital to establish a Foundation to ensure the future financial needs of the hospital after the Campaign. 

Langley Care Society, Langley, British Columbia
Langley Lodge is a not-for-profit, long-term care facility which provides care for seniors and other individuals requiring 24 hour care. 

The Langley Lodge Care Society retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Campaign Planning Study to determine the degree of support for raising funds to renovate and expand the Lodge. We recommended a campaign to be conducted in two phases, followed by community phase, with an overall goal of $11 million. 

The Goldie Company was engaged to direct the first phase, a $5 million campaign for renovations of the existing facilities, and subsequently provided periodic campaign service and guidance and mentoring to the development staff and senior volunteers.

Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, Norfolk, Ontario
An essential part of the community, the Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) is a dynamic and forward-thinking full-service hospital large enough to have advanced technology yet small enough to offer patients, staff and volunteers a sense of community.

The Goldie Company was retained by the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation to conduct a Strategic Planning Study and Audit in order to create a comprehensive Strategic Plan to guide the organization and to assist with an executive recruitment search for a Director of Development.

The Goldie Company was again retained to develop a Case for Support to reflect the overall key messages of NGHF’s 2012/2013 Annual Campaign with a particular focus on Patient Safety initiatives and staff education and was retained again for the development of the Capital Campaign Plan and Marketing Strategy. The Goldie Company has continued to provide ongoing professional counsel and support to the Campaign Cabinet.

Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health, Whitby, Ontario
The Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is a public teaching hospital providing exemplary patient care and a range of specialized assessment and treatment services, using safe and evidence-based approaches built on compassion, inspiration, and hope to those living with complex and serious mental illness.

 

The Goldie Company was retained to conduct and facilitate a Board Retreat to assist the Ontario Shores Foundation with a strategic planning initiative. We also reviewed the Case and pertinent documents and communications materials.  Building on the results of our strategic planning work (including the analysis of a board survey), we completed the process of reviewing, refining and rewriting the existing Case for Support.

Prince George Hospice & Palliative Care Society, Prince George, British Columbia 
The Mission of the Prince George Hospice Society is to enhance the quality of life and death of individuals experiencing progressive life threatening illness, and help people work thorough grief and loss by providing supportive programs and services. 

The Goldie Company conducted a mini-audit of the organization’s fundraising policies and procedures. 

We provided recommendations with regard to various areas of personal giving, management of fundraising events, corporate campaigns, donor recognition along with a variety of written operational materials and recommended strategies for enhanced levels of resource development.

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario
The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation (QCHF) works closely with the Queensway Carleton Hospital and its Board of Directors and engages the community to invest in patient care and the needs of the hospital.  By acting as a continuous high-performance fundraising organization, they enable donors to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those served, especially as the healthcare needs of the community grow.

QCH Foundation retained our firm to provide analysis and assessment of its fund development program by reviewing best practices within the hospital and health care industry and then applying a benchmark to the QCH Foundation. This overview of fundraising best practices measured the quality of fund development policies and strategies in comparison with standard measurements, or similar measurements, of other hospital foundations. The objectives of this peer review were to determine what and where improvements are called for, to analyze how other organizations achieve their funding levels, and to use this information to improve performance.

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario
The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation focused on healthy living and quality care for seniors, with a unique responsibility to provide for seniors and veterans in the community.  Perley Rideau has transformed itself into a Seniors Village that includes expanded programs and services for seniors that cater to their individual level of need.

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Campaign Planning Study, to prepare a Case for Support and to design a Campaign Plan.  In addition, The Goldie Company was engaged to design a micro-website for the Capital Campaign.

Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vancouver, British Columbia
Established in 1956, the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) was created to satisfy the human need to be connected through communication.  WIDHH is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a society and a setting in which people who are Deaf, Deafened, Deafblind and Hard and Hearing are able to participate fully.  WIDHH provides supportive programs and services focusing on the strengths and talents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, rather than focusing on barriers, as Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals continue to face daily challenges in all aspects of their lives. WIDHH offers programs and services in Audiology, Employment Counselling, Sign Language Interpreting and Communication Devices.

The Goldie Company was brought in to assist WIDHH in the development of a fundraising strategy and plan that addresses ongoing operational costs and a proposed Capital Campaign for a renovation project. Goldie provided ongoing counsel for WIDHH and was again retained by WIDHH to conduct a successful executive search and mentoring. Goldie is currently providing ongoing counsel on a $5 million Capital Campaign.

White Rock Hospice Society, White Rock, British Columbia
Serving the communities of the Semiahmoo Peninsula, the White Rock Hospice Society offers emotional, spiritual and practical support for individuals and their families dealing with life threatening illnesses and those who are experiencing loss and grief. The Hospice Society is planning to build a ten to fourteen bed hospice residence to provide a comfortable place where quality end-of-life care is available. 

The Goldie Company was retained to conduct a Campaign Planning Study to determine the degree of community support for raising $10 million through a capital campaign, to establish a new hospice residence to serve the White Rock and South Surrey area.

HERITAGE AND MUSEUMS

Oakville Museum,Oakville, Ontario
The Oakville Museum is a community museum owned and operated by the Town of Oakville. The Museum comprises a complex of designated heritage buildings, dating from 1835 to 1898, on the grounds of the Erchless Estate and the adjoining Lakeside Park. 

The Goldie Company was engaged to lead the Town of Oakville through the process of developing a five year business plan for the Oakville Museum.

A SWOT analysis guided the development of the plan. An analysis and synthesis of previous reports and recommendations was also conducted in the early stages of drafting the plan and carried through in the development of the business plan’s strategies and action areas. In an environmental scan and review of best practices, 12 museums with similar mandates to that of the Oakville Museum were reviewed and four case-study organizations were identified for their relevance, their outstanding success and their demonstration of best practices. 

The results of the reviews, research and consultations were summarized in a final business plan and presented to the Executive Management Team.


RCAF Memorial Museum, Trenton, Ontario
The Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum, dedicated to the memory of airmen and airwomen who gave their lives in peace and war, depicts the history of Canada’s Air Forces through the collection, protection, and display of related artifacts, books, documents, and works of art. 

The Museum retained The Goldie Company to undertake a Study to assess the feasibility of a Museum Expansion to improve the display and presentation of aviation heritage items, including a restored Halifax aircraft. 

Following the completion of the study, The Goldie Company was retained to direct and implement the $5 million capital campaign.

Toronto Aerospace Museum, Toronto, Ontario
The Canadian AIR & SPACE Museum (formerly the Toronto Aerospace Museum) celebrates the aerospace accomplishments of Canadians, and the long association of Canada with aeronautical innovation, aircraft manufacturing, military aviation, air transport and the pure joy of flight.

The Museum engaged The Goldie Company to undertake a Fundraising Strategic Planning Study to test the degree of support for the redevelopment and expansion of the Museum.

RECREATION

City of Cold Lake – Community Events Arena, Cold Lake, Alberta
The City of Cold Lake is planning the construction of an addition for a Community Event Centre to the existing Cold Lake Energy Centre. 

The Goldie Company was retained to undertake a feasibility study to determine the potential for sponsorship support for the $20 million Energy Centre Expansion Project.

Town of Oshawa - Amazing Spaces, Oshawa, Ontario
In 2004, The City of Oshawa identified recreation as a priority and began an unprecedented investment in the creation, modernization and renovation of its recreation and leisure facilities. 

The Goldie Company was engaged by the City to identify sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities for this ‘Amazing Spaces’ initiative. The Goldie Company undertook a comprehensive review of the building and renovation plans for the City’s multi-use recreation complexes, analysed the success factors of similar projects in other provinces and municipalities. 

We then developed a Case for Support for Oshawa’s recreation facilities, researched and identified sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities and prospects, and produced a Final Report with a strategy to guide the ‘Amazing Spaces’ campaign.

Nelson and District Community Complex, Nelson, British Columbia
The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) in the operation of Nelson and District Community Complex, Creston & District Community Complex & Castlegar & District Recreation Complex sees the opportunity to offset facility operating costs and also provide the business sector opportunities to be partners with each Community Recreation Centre through sponsorship.

RDCK recently engaged The Goldie Company to develop a sponsorship program that creates partnerships between the business sector and the Nelson & District Community Complex. 

We created a Sponsorship Package for the Complex and conducted a review of existing materials, plans and activities. We then developed a strategically aligned corporate sponsorship marketing and relationship building strategy and action plan. We were also responsible for providing a list of potential naming sponsors and partners and developing an assessment tool to determine ‘best fit’ for prospective sponsors. Calls were then made by The Goldie Company to schedule interviews with various potential naming sponsors and partners. Using these findings and our expertise, we were able to identify pertinent issues and recommend realistic sponsorship sales goals with qualifiers and identification of sponsor fulfillment strategies to acknowledge contributions.

North Grenville Community Complex, Kemptville, Ontario
The Municipality of North Grenville envisioned The North Grenville Community Complex as a one-stop destination for the recreational, social and learning needs of the residents of North Grenville and launched a capital campaign to raise $3.9 million in donations and corporate sponsorship.

The Municipality engaged The Goldie Company to undertake a sponsorship program for the North Grenville Community Complex and identify and pursue naming rights for the Complex.

We developed a Case Statement, researched other successful named gift programs, confirmed acceptable dollar ranges for naming rights opportunities for the Complex and identified viable prospects. 

As part of our work on this program, The Goldie Company negotiated $250,000 in corporate sponsorship from a national beverage company.

North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre, Midland, Ontario
To meet the needs of a growing community, the Municipal Council of the Town of Midland approved the construction of the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre to enhance and maintain high standards of recreational opportunities and assist program providers in expanding innovative programs for residents of the Town of Midland, the Town of Penetanguishene, and the Townships of Tiny and Tay. 

The Goldie Company directed the successful Building Together campaign for the multi-purpose recreational centre, including negotiating $100,000 in corporate sponsorship from a national corporation.

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Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto (ECUT) is a Christian voice, rooted in the traditions of The Presbyterian Church in Canada and The United Church of Canada, for the community studying, working and living at the University of Toronto.

ECUT engaged The Goldie Company to conduct a Feasibility Study to determine the degree of support for raising funds to establish an endowment fund to sustain and enhance programs to provide spiritual and emotional support within the campus community. 

Following the completion of the study, which found that the organization needed to strengthen its fundraising foundation before considering an endowment campaign, ECUT retained The Goldie Company to implement the recommendations outlined in the final study report: creating a Case for Support; developing a donor stewardship program; implementing a communications strategy; and the research, cultivation and solicitation of foundation and individual gifts. 

Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ontario
The Ignatius Jesuit Centre, “a place for peace,” is nestled into the Guelph countryside and offers people of all faiths retreats and programs in a natural setting.  They have a network of trails through the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest which offers an inspiring setting for people to connect, learn and engage with the natural world, as well as certified organic produce straight from their farm, with rental plots available.  They are currently running a Sacred Ground Capital Campaign to ensure the sustainability of the Loyola House Retreat & Training Centre and Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, a 500 year legacy project for generations to come.

The Goldie Company was retained to conduct a Fundraising Feasibility Study to assess the financial support for the establishment of an Old Growth Forest, an ambitious ecosystem restoration initiative on their forty acre Guelph property, and necessary renovations to the Loyola House Retreat Centre.

Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Ontario
The Metropolitan United Church is the largest church in downtown Toronto, welcoming people of any faith or orientation to join in community and Sunday services.  They offer a rich and engaging worship experience, thought-provoking sermons, and outstanding music.

Metropolitan United Church retained The Goldie Company to conduct a Fundraising Strategic Planning Study to assist the Church in assessing support and for planning a fundraising campaign to help fund a $3.5 million renovation and expansion project. The Study recommended a congregational goal of $1 million. The Goldie Company then planned and implemented the congregational Capital Campaign.

Wellington Square United Church, Burlington, Ontario
Wellington Square United Church of Burlington Ontario retained the Goldie Company to conduct a Campaign Planning Study to determine the degree of support for raising funds to support urgent capital improvements to the Church. 

Based on the results of the Study, The Goldie Company recommended a Campaign goal of $1.5 million was achievable. Because of the urgency of the proposed renovations, the Church Board decided that it would launch a Capital Campaign of the entire amount ($2.4 million) required. A concentrated and condensed eight month Campaign Plan was designed by The Goldie Company, along with on-site campaign management. 

Our firm also designed stewardship and planned giving programs during the campaign to help ensure the future financial development needs of the Church would be met.