Fundraising Consulting

No two organizations are the same. By partnering with Mellisa and her team you will receive a complete analysis of your historical fundraising efforts with specific, tailored recommendations.

Our team will share our inside tips and best practices to help cultivate auction items and recommend auction sequence for maximum results for your big event.

Mellisa and her assistant will arrive early for venue walk-through, rehearsal, and production logistics
(Rehearsal, sound check, microphone check, A/V equipment, and room layout, etc.)
Mellisa and her team of fundraising consultants work side by side with you to create a compelling and profitable appeal, leaving your donors with in-depth knowledge of your organization and the desire to give more.
Every charity event needs a host. This role is crucial, the MC's demeanor directly affects the mood of the guests, their receptivity and their enjoyment. Mellisa's energy is infectious, and as your "emcee," she monitors the agenda effectively so that an event goes smoothly.
A thorough fundraising plan will be tailored to assist your team increase your fundraising efforts efficiently and effectively, while ensuring your guests leave feeling connected and generous.

Do you have a hard time engaging your Board Members?

Mellisa will demonstrate how to engage and reignite your Board Members to maximize their time and resources to benefit your non-profit. WIN - WIN results!
A trained auctioneer assistant accompanies Mellisa to every fundraiser to ensure a successful auction!

Mellisa commits to a limited number of auctions to ensure that she and her team can devote their focus, time, and energy to assisting your cause.

With 15 years of fundraising experience, and more than $500 million in results, Mellisa and her team share best tips, tricks, and insider secrets to create a unique event that is tailored to help you meet—and exceed—your goals.

I look at every aspect of your fundraiser, organization, and donor base.

From the moment your donors step out of their cars, what is their experience?

Was parking easy and efficient? Was guest registration organized and seamless? Did they have to wait for a drink?

Was the silent auction marketed and placed in the most effective area? How many of your guests are legacy donors vs first new time guests?

This is a sneak peak of the depth and energy I put into each and every partnership.

Mellisa Nielsen


Mellisa’s pre-event and post-event consulting services have raised significantly more money for our organization, year after year.

Janne Kouri

Founder Next Step Fitness, client for over a decade