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Who are we?

We are experienced nonprofit consulting professionals who also happen to be sister/brother. We have been in your shoes in the leadership of organizations and tasked with the opportunity and challenges of identifying, qualifying, cultivating and asking donors for major gifts. We have done it hundreds of times. Let us help you to help your organization thrive.

What We Offer

Our value proposition is simple; we will help you raise more money through major gifts. Why major gifts? Because a healthy and thriving major gift program can transform an organization. What would it feel like to routinely receive gifts of $1,000, $5,000 or even $50,000? Would you like to find out?

Who We Serve

We are looking for Executive Directors and Board Presidents who know they are missing out on funding. You know that you have to do SOMETHING about major gifts but just don’t know what to do. Is that you? If it is, then let’s find out if maybe…just maybe we have the solution for you.

How We Work

We use a live lab model. This means we get you in the game as quickly as we can. Training is good. Conferences are good. What’s better? Getting you in front of donors and learning how to match their passion to give. By focusing our efforts on preparing you for each donor visit, followed by a comprehensive debrief, you will learn the art and science of major gift fundraising at a pace that is most effective for you.

About Us

Ruby & Associates is a catalyst for your major gift program. Use our real world experience and let us help you create a thriving major gift program. Large or small, foreign or domestic, our mission is to empower you to take your agency to the next level.

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Lisa Ruby

Lisa's areas of expertise include executive coaching and training. She repeatedly finished in the top 1% of national sales for a Fortune 500 company and trained many of their top professionals. If you are looking for someone to help you create a plan and work the plan then Lisa should be your pick. Lisa has coached over 375 non-profits to help change static nonprofits into dynamic thriving organizations.

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Nathan Ruby

Nathan has nearly twenty years of fundraising and management experience, in both domestic and international charities. If you are looking for someone to help you close major gifts that will make an impact in your organization, then look to Nathan. Nathan has worked to bring vitality to missions around the globe.

Next Step

Are we the right option for you? If you are looking to increase your revenue through direct mail, events, or grants, then no we are not. We’d be happy to introduce you to other companies who have expertise in those areas. BUT, if you are ready to dive into engaging your donors one on one, learning about why they want to support your organization, and ask those donors to support on a grand scale,—then yes, we just might be the perfect option for you. Let’s find out and use the form below!


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