Fundraising | Major Donor Development | Organizational Transitions | Growth Planning
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Development Experts for Advocacy Organizations



We can help you set up the systems you need to get the money in the door you want. From training staff to auditing your current efforts, we will leave no stone unturned.


Having a major donor program means having a relationship program. You need to know what their wants and wishes are for the cause they care so deeply about and they need to know the reality on the ground. We can help.


From a change in Executive Director or board, to a complete organizational merger or restart, your development team can’t miss a beat. We can help guide your team to less stress and more success.


Does 50% of your budget come from one donor? It’s time to plan a path to a more sustainable income.


About Whitson Strategies

We have a passion to see advocacy organizations thrive and activate their donor base. We take an individualized approach to each client – meaning you’ll get guidance specifically tailored to your goals, cause, donors, and staff.

Previous Projects Include:

  • Conservation Colorado; organizational merger, Executive Director transition, all-staff fundraising trainings

  • Crested Butte Land Trust; CRM development, training staff through transitions


Beka Whitson (Wilson)

Owner, Lead Consultant

I am a fund development professional with 13 years of experience in political and environmental advocacy. I specialize in fostering staff leadership, navigating organizational transitions, engaging donors and funders to give generously to further the mission, and directing a team of 60+ staff and board to participate in development efforts for a statewide organization.

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