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Leadership Development and Strategic Direction

In the major gifts fundraising business, we believe leadership is everything.  Engaging savvy and influential community leaders in planning an organization’s strategic direction is an absolute essential for any nonprofit institution with ambitious long-term aspirations.  It’s challenging work, and not many have an aptitude for it.  This is where we earn our keep.

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Planning and Implementation of Capital Campaigns

A successful capital campaign should be viewed as both a strategy for raising private capital and a management tool that repositions an organization as one worthy of significant investment.  All of this requires leadership, the right personal chemistry and experienced professional guidance.

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Building a Sustainable Culture of Major Gifts Philanthropy

There is a distinction between a Culture of Philanthropy and a successful fundraising program.  A philanthropic culture that is sustainable embraces the philosophies of servant leadership, promotion of the common good, and an advancement program committed to personal stewardship.  This mission is at the heart of our work.

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Karen Waller and Bob Corder have been accomplished business colleagues for most of their professional careers. Previously, the duo collaborated at a Texas-based consulting firm focused on fundraising and management consulting for nonprofit organizations. In 2018, Bob and Karen founded the new enterprise Corder & Waller Consulting. Today, their work as Counselors in Leadership & Major Gifts Philanthropy concentrates on a select number of major institutions in Texas and across the Southwestern region.

Over the years premier independent schools, healthcare systems, children’s hospitals, performing arts centers, community foundations, human service organizations, and zoological parks have all benefitted from their counsel. Collectively, institutions Bob and Karen have served have raised more than $3.5 billion in support of their respective missions.