Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will Excel Fundraising work on commission or percentage of donations?

    Excel Fundraising Inc. abides by the Association of Fundraising Professionals recommended Code of Ethical Standards, which states that members shall:

    • not accept compensation or enter into a contract that is based on a percentage of contributions; nor shall members accept finder’s fees or contingent fees.
    • be permitted to accept performance-based compensation, such as bonuses, only if such bonuses are in accord with prevailing practices within the members’ own organizations and are not based on a percentage of contributions.


    Organizations wanting to implement a performance-based compensation model can enlist our help in Driving Fundraising Performance.

  • What areas does Excel Fundraising service?

    Primarily we service charities and nonprofits in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and the surrounding areas. However, we can service clients from anywhere in Ontario, Canada and the United States.

  • What size of organization does Excel Fundraising work with?

    Historically, fundraising expertise has been the exclusive domain of the largest charities. Excel Fundraising is unique in that we have designed all our services to be scalable for use with small and medium sized charities. While our methodology is derived from $50 million capital campaigns, we find that organizations with an annual fundraising goal of $200,000 or more can benefit from our services.

    Recognizing that many charities still have needs below this threshold, we are partnering with the online fundraising school platform Fundool: Fundraising School. Sharing our fundraising knowledge and best practices with the smallest charities is part of our core beliefs.

  • What is Excel Fundraising's pricing model?

    We charge flat rate fees for specific service offerings so the cost and deliverables are always known to you in advance. There are never any hidden or extra charges. We are performance and efficiency experts so our rates are always very competitive for high quality services. Pricing for customized service requests will vary with needs.

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