"Thanks for piloting us through the Capital Campaign! It was smooth sailing thanks to your leadership. We enjoyed working with you."
Sally and Mike DeFauw, Capital Campaign Solicitors
DeKalb Public Library
"I highly recommend Taylor Philanthropic Services for an organization seeking highly qualified and professional services in the field of fundraising. Mr. Taylor offers the best consultation that was cost effective and utilized best practices to re-engineer my agency."
Paula Yensen, Ph.D., Executive Director - Retired
United Way of Central Kane County
"Taylor Philanthropic Services has provided top notch professional guidance, valuable networking opportunities, and useful feedback from supporters for my non-profit, Shalam Ministries. Stephen Taylor is dedicated and focused in his work for his clients, no matter their size or need. Taylor's decades of experience and personable disposition make him an exceptional asset to any organizations! His work has been extremely helpful to our team."
Trauma Support Staff
"I have had the good fortune of working with Stephen twice as Executive Director of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. Both times he came well prepared to every meeting and his follow up was always prompt and thorough."
Kathy Mathews, Executive Director - Retired
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
"I appreciate your professionalism. You can use me as a reference if you ever need one."
Frank A. DiBartolomeo, President and CEO
Service of Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties, Inc.
"Thank you so much for your patience and time for the Board Retreat. The Haitian American Museum of Chicago is grateful for the devotion and professionalism. We appreciate the assistance that you have provided and hope to use your services in the future."
Elsie Hector-Hernandez, Founder and President
Haitian American Museum of Chicago
"Under the expert leadership of Stephen J. Taylor, Taylor Philanthropic Services is my first place I go for a keenly developed analysis of organizational needs and for guidance on developing an organization to meet those needs. After working directly with Steve on several projects, I can attest that his knowledge, wisdom, responsiveness, and experience had lead to successful outcomes."
Peter N. Mastopoulos, Ed.D.
Professor and Community Volunteer
"I got excellent comments about the Board Retreat and expect to hear more this coming Thursday. Thanks again for your work on our behalf."
Virginia Peschke, Executive Director
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois
"Stephen J. Taylor brought to us the considerable talents and insights he's gained over his decades of experience in the field. He is strategic, organized, positive, and friendly. I know many other organizations will also benefit from his work in ways that achieve their goals and generate revenue."
Tom Clowes, Founder and President
Crossing Borders Music Collective
"I am impressed with the work Steve has done for the Northwest Suburban Council. Since he took over the Council as the Scout Executive, there has been a resurgence in activity with the Council. He has weathered the storm of tight budgets and strives to oversee the process for getting the most qualified volunteers for key Council positions. We are fortunate to have an Executive with the drive and enthusiasm for the Scouting Movement."
J. Kevin Chapman, Executive Board Member
National Account Manager, JMR Graphics
"Unanimously, the PRAY Board wants to thank you and acknowledge your outstanding leadership and guidance to PRAY."
Brad Nesheim, Board President of PRAY
Scout Executive/CEO - Heart of Virginia Council
"Congratulations on earning a 'Far Exceeds' rating for your hard work and leadership. You and your staff can certainly be proud of another great year -- in what may have been one of the toughest financial markets in recent memory! Your team hit it all, membership & unit growth; balanced budget; capital funding; key volunteer recruiting and more!"
Kendrick J. E. Miller, Deputy Regional Director
Boy Scouts of America, Central Region
Taylor Philanthropic Services uses surveys, interviews, independent authoritative sources, observation, and analysis to conduct a comprehensive audit of your philanthropic results.
Taylor Philanthropic Services monitors Key Performance Indicators and then adjusts tactics as needed.
Organizations and Agencies Assisted...
Boy Scouts of America - National Council and Various Local Councils
Learning for Life - National Organization (TX)
Crossing Borders Music Collective (IL)
Haitian American Museum of Chicago (IL)
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois (IL)
DeKalb (IL) Public Library
Service of Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties, Inc. (IL)
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (IL)
Foundry Educational Foundation (IL)
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (IL)
PRAY, Inc. (MO)
PRAY Endowment Trust (MO)
Presbyterian Church of Barrington (IL)
March of Dimes of North Central Florida (FL)
St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church (IL)
Shalam Ministries (IL)
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (VA)
Bethlehem Community Center (SC)
Historic Spartanburg Trust (SC)
Show You Care Kane (IL)
Ben Salzberg for State Senate (IL)
Day One Network, Inc. (IL)
Fox West Philanthropic Network (IL)
Association of Fundraising Professionals- Piedmont Chapter (SC)
Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina (SC)
Department of Human Services, Life Choices Project (IL)
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley (IA)
Communicators for Women Religious (IL)
Center for Disability Services (IL)
St. Procopius Abbey (IL)
Sanborn Western Camps (CO and KS)
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County (IL)
Dogs On The Go Assistance Dogs (IL)
United Way of Central Kane County (IL)
Greater Toledo (OH) YMCA
Beatrice (NE) Mary Family YMCA
Austin (MN) Community Recreation Center/YMCA
Spencer (IA) Family YMCA
Miami County (OH) YMCA
Norfolk (NE) YMCA
Washington (IA) YMCA
St. Bede Academy (IL)
Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern Arizona (AZ)
And many others...
EXECUTIVE COACHING RECENT RESULTS
Taylor Philanthropic Services coached two separate organizations through their recent 2017 "end of the year" giving campaigns.
One organization typically raised $5,000 with their best effort netting $10,000. With our coaching this organization netted $33,570 for their 2017 campaign.
The second organization typically raised $50,000 for their end of the year giving campaigns. For 2017, with coaching from us this non-profit raised over $70,000.
2018 GRANT WRITING RESULTS
Stephen J. Taylor recently researched, developed, wrote, edited, submitted AND won the following successful grants for clients:
$475,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Black Hawk Gaming Commission
2017 GRANT WRITING RESULTS
$1,000,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Otto Shoitz Foundation
$800,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from an anonymous foundation
$250,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Guernsey Foundation
$250,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Ron Young Family Foundation
$250,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the McElroy Trust
$50,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Gallagher Family Foundation
$50,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
$25,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley's capital campaign from the LSB Foundation (Lincoln Savings Bank)
$10,000 for Service of Will, Grundy, and Kankakee Counties from the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation
$5,000 for the Center for Disability Services in Joliet (IL) from the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation
$5,000 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from the Negaunee Foundation
$5,000 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from the John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
$4,800 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from the Illinois Arts Council Agency
$2,500 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from the Wesselink Family Foundation
$2,000 for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra from The Wagner Foundation
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