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Strengthening Nonprofits Through Fundraising Counsel and Communications
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Francine Friedman Associates, LLC provides a full spectrum of services to nonprofit organizations to assist in fundraising and development communications.

From working with universities, museums and medical institutes to private schools, religious organizations and social service agencies, the mission of Francine Friedman Associates, LLC remains the same:

to strengthen nonprofits through fundraising counsel and communications.

2011 News

The Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will award Francine Friedman, CFRE, the Benjamin Franklin Award at AFP's 35th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on May 20, 2011 at the Hilton Chicago. The Benjamin Franklin Award is given to a fundraising professional who has attained significant achievements in a long career and is looked to by the profession as a role model for all fundraisers.

Service offerings include:

› Assessing development activities
› Directing annual campaigns
› Creating direct mail packages
› Staff training and development
› Research grants and writing proposals
› Strategic planning
› Board development and support
› Leading seminars and workshops
› Facilitating board and staff retreats
› Conducting feasibility studies
› Assessing capital campaign readiness
› Providing campaign counsel
› Launching major gifts and planned giving programs
› Coordinating special events
› Planning development communications strategy
› Writing annual reports
› Developing case statements
› Creating newsletters and brochures
› Writing appeals, press releases and speeches
› Executive search and recruitment

Francine Friedman brought her talents and expertise to the National Hellenic Museum to assist us in defining our vision, history and needs and to present them in a comprehensive manner. She interwove classical  quotes, historic contributions of Classical Greece to Western Civilization and incorporated recollections of the contemporary immigrant experience to create a 12 page brochure which showcased the culture and the needs of the Museum.  This brochure remains a valuable asset and is used as a marketing and fundraising tool to this day.  

Georgia S. Mitchell

Past interim Executive Director

National Hellenic Museum


Francine came to our organization at a critical time for us, as we were in a transitional state without a Director of Development. She immediately conducted an assessment of our development activities, prioritized our fundraising endeavors, and then rolled up her sleeves and became a partner in our efforts. And she didn't miss a beat--or a deadline--in writing proposals and obtaining significant funds for our organization. Francine's an experienced and highly ethical development professional whose passion for her clients is evident. She left her mark on our organization and we are forever grateful.  

Janet Milkovich

Executive Director

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic 


We hired Francine at a time when we needed additional expertise and assistance. She was professional and efficient from day one, and also adaptable when needed. Her writing was excellent. Francine acted as a member of our special events team and brought much needed knowledge and professionalism. I highly recommend her and would hire her again in a minute.

Janet Beals

Chief Development Officer

Gads Hill Center



"Francine fostered an atmosphere of team-spirit and fun among our staff and volunteers."

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Francine conducted a Major Gifts workshop for our Board of Directors. Through step-by-step examples drawing from her broad experience in fundraising, she helped our board members understand the importance of their role in the process of identifying, cultivating and solicitating major donors for our organization. And she shared her knowledge in an engaging way that really motivated the board.   

Patty S. Rooney, President 

H.O.M.E.  Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly

Francine planned and successfully coordinated our agency's first major fundraising Gala. She created a working timeline, led sponsorship efforts through writing tailored letters, organized our live and silent auctions, wrote keynote speeches and program book copy, researched venues, worked with vendors, and even went the extra mile to personally obtain a number of auction items. The result was a very successful Gala, raising substantial funds and obtaining new friends for our organization. And through it all, Francine fostered an atmosphere of team-spirit and fun among our staff and volunteers.  

Diane Yost

Retired Chief Executive Officer Albany Park Community Center


C O N T A C T:

Francine Friedman, CFRE

Francine Friedman Associates, LLC

1560 N. Clark Street, Suite 4210

Tel: 312-255-0655   Cell: 773-480-1225

Email: info@francinefriedmanassociates.com