Business Name (DBA): Maple Leaf Management Group
Business Address: 42 Maple Leaf Road, Underhill, Vermont 05489
Business Phone: 802-899-3517
Email Address: email@example.com
Principal: Dr. Michael Luck
Categories of service:
Major gift solicitation training
Internal Development Ofice audit
Planned giving program development
External oganizational audit
Stewardship program development
Film,audiovisual and media production
Board and leadership development
Strategic planning, evaluation and best practices
Professional staff and volunteeer development
Chief development officer and leadership searches
Fund raising program coaching
Description of services:
• Pre-Campaign Planning
Analysis and management of all the elements essential for fund raising success
• Feasibility Studies
Tactical analysis to ensure campaign success
• Major Gift Solicitation Training
Identification, theory and practice for successful major gift solicitation
2. Fund Raising Operations
• Internal Development Office Audit
A qualitative and quantitative SWOT analysis to help build organizational capacity
• Planned Giving Program Development
An essential component of any vibrant and comprehensive fund raising program
• External Organizational Audit
Access the way others view your organization and make operational/organizational shifts
• Stewardship Program Development
Unique ways to inform the process of expressing appreciation to donors
• Film, Audiovisual and Media Production
Successful fund raising requires visual and tactile materials to help make the case for support
3. Board and Leadership Development
• Board Development
Effective training and coaching utilizing seminars, retreats and periodic presentations
• Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Best Practices
Ensure that measurable and progressive goals, tactics and strategies are in place
• Professional Staff and Volunteer Development
Utilize workshops and seminars to promote and advance any fund raising topic
• Executive Search for Non Profit Leaders and Senior Staff
Flexible management of the search process to ensure the acquisition of successful and seasoned professionals
• Chief Development Officer Coaching
Advice and counsel on a regular basis or difficult times such as change in leadership
Background on you and/or your business:
Michael F. Luck PhD. is a faculty member of the University of Indiana Center on Philanthropy’s Fund Raising School. He has professionally planned and successfully executed over seven capital campaigns for $50 million to over $1 Billion. Dr. Luck is a seasoned professional leader in the field of Institutional Advancement with more than 35 years’ experience. His career spans healthcare, education and dozens of consulting assignments for non profit institutions.
Dr. Luck has been Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs for the 64 colleges and universities of the State University of New York and the Research Foundation of SUNY. He helped guide the campuses through The SUNY $1 Billion Campaign. Fund raising on the campuses increased over 70% from $176 million annually to over $300 million. Following the successful $1 Billion Campaign a new fund raising effort was launched called The SUNY $3 Billion Challenge—64 Campuses—One Vision. Each campus embraced fund raising goals totaling $3 Billion. The Challenge will successfully conclude several years before the 2012 deadline.
In addition, Dr. Luck has provided distinguished college and university leadership at these other institutions:
~ President, Rutgers University Foundation, New Brunswick, New Jersey
~ Senior Vice President for Development and Public Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
~ Director of the Development Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
~ President of the Healtheast Trust Fund, Allentown, Pennsylvania
~ President of the Foundation and Senior Vice President for Development and Community Affairs, Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, Texas
~ President, Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations, Neptune, New Jersey
Dr. Luck has presented hundreds of lectures, seminars, and workshops and published more than 32 articles in the field of Fund-Raising, Development and Anthropology. His 1978 book on public community college fund raising entitled, Community College Development: Alternative Fund Raising Strategies, was a hailed as a national landmark study and publication. It was one of the first publications chosen by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives for their National Heritage Collection.
In addition, he was honored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of NSFRE as Outstanding Fund Raising Executive in 1991. Most recently, he was named “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year” by his undergraduate alma mater Johnson State College in Vermont. More recently, the U.S. State Department sent Michael to Russia as well as Indonesia to work with the country’s college and university leaders on techniques for the establishment of viable fund raising programs. He continues to provide active leadership at the national, regional, and local level for a number of not-for-profit organizations as well as professional and civic groups.
Testimonials and/or references:
"The 'gold standard' in fund raising. Drs. Wilson and Luck frequently came up with ideas and approaches that neither I nor their colleagues had ever thought about. They are among a small number of professionals with whom I have worked I would describe as "absolutely outstanding." - David P. Buchmueller, Former President and CEO of Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, TX as well as the Healtheast System, Allentown, PA and the Norwood Hospital, Norwood, MA
"Maple Leaf Management and their consultants are 'Princes' at comparative pauper prices."
"Our community college always had a modest fund raising program. We hired Michael to lead us through the planning process for our first fund raising campaign. He expertly prepared all the requisite materials to ensure success. We expect to raise an unheard of $10 million." - Frederick W. Woodward Ed.D., Interim President at Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY and former President of Westfield State College, Westfield, MA, SUNY Morrisville, Butler County Community College, and Columbia-Greene Community College
"I often had campus Presidents comment that Michael was the most important person I brought to the 64 campus State University of New York System."
"Michael earned my great admiration and respect for his work and his tireless commitment to fund raising on our behalf." - Robert L. King , Chancellor of the Kentucky Council on Higher Education, past President and CEO of The Arizona Community Foundation and Chancellor of the 64 campus State University of New York
"I cannot think of anyone who has done more good for the University than you. You have given the abundant energy and talent you have in a tremendously forward way that has made all of us see the University and ourselves in positive ways that we never perceived before." - Joel Blair, Retired Professor and Foundation Board Member, The University of Massachusetts, Boston
Names of and/or links to your books, articles or blogs:
The Characteristics of Foundations and Fundraising in Two-Year Comprehensive Colleges in the United States, June 1974. (first national landmark study)
The Preliminary Foundation of Puluwatan Navigational Cognition, June 1972.
1970 “The Hallowed Ground of the Pleasant Valley Pioneers,” Vermont Historical Society, Vermont State Archives, Montpelier, Vermont.
"Old Cemeteries Tell Underhill History,” Suburban List, Vol. 97, No. 20, May 15-16.
“A Vanishing Institution: The One Room Schoolhouse in Vermont,” Suburban List, Vol. 97, No. 46, Nov. 2-3.
1974 “The Eleemosynary Look,” The Fund-Raising Institute Letter Clinic, Vol. 13, No. 6, June 1974.
1976 “Foundations and Fund-Raising in Public Community Colleges,” Fund-Raising Management, Vol. 7, No. 1, March/April, pp. 12-17.
“Foundations and Fund-Raising in Public Community Colleges,” Monitor of Philanthropy, Vol. 6, Issue 3, March 1976, pp. 20-21 and 29-30.
“Community Colleges Need to Develop Development,” CASE Currents, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, July, p. 27 (review).
“Survey Report: College Foundations” Community and Junior College Journal, October, vol. 47, No.2, pp. 34-35.
“Physical Factors Involved in Our Knowledge of and Food Supply in Ancient Times as Indicated from Archaeological Remains,” Proceedings of the First International Congress on Engineering and Food, Boston, Massachusetts, September.
1977 “Don’t Look Back--Something Might Be Gaining on You,” Fund Raising Management, Vol. 8, No. 1A, March/April, pp. 15-16.
“Physical Factors Involved in Our Knowledge of Man’s Food Supply in Ancient Times as Indicated from Archaeological Remains,” Journal of Food Technology, London, England, December, pp. 441-447.
“Model Analysis of Community College Foundation: New Era,” Fund-Raising Management, Vol. 9, No. 3, July/August, pp. 27-29.
“Educational Foundations - Alternative Development Strategies: Insurance for a Solvent Community College System,
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