Moira Ariev Development Communications - Strategy - Support
moira ariev development consulting

Professional Services

My range of expertise is very broad, developed through years of professional service in a lead and/or hands-on fundraising role in diverse nonprofits raising $1.5M to $25M annually. I specialize in creating robust development plans that leverage an organization's strengths and address all major income areas. I also specialize in board engagement, special events strategy, institutional support, and development communications — and the full range of areas listed below.


 Creating comprehensive fundraising plans, including strategies for:

  • ​Foundation and corporate support
  • Special events
  • Board giving, engagement, and development
  • Major gifts 
  • Individual giving and appeals
  • Planned giving
  • Recognition and stewardship 
  • Infrastructure needs, including technology and data management 

Special events management, including:

  • Creation of signature or anniversary events
  • Integration with campaigns and donor stewardship  

Board development, including:

  • Pipeline and recruiting
  • ​Governance best practices
  • Enhancing fundraising role


Creating donor and organizational collateral — writing and editing; conceptualizing, art directing, and executing:

  • Case statements
  • Annual Reports
  • Donor-facing informational brochures and other collateral
  • Online content
  • Organizational website development  

Appeals integrating "snail mail," email, and social media:

  • Direct mail marketing plans
  • Email marketing plans with appeals
  • Annual fund campaigns and special appeals  

Communications plans:

  • Donor stewardship through recognition
  • "Investor communications"
  • ​Integration of the case for support across all organizational communications 

Foundation and Corporate Support

Delivery of proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports:


  • Writing and editing
  • Building library of proposal templates
  • Training and mentoring staff 
  • Building and managing timelines and prospect lists
  • Foundations, corporations, individuals, and public funding


Assessment of current development strategies; recommendations for: 

  • Staffing and infrastructure needs
  • Technology and data management 
  • Measures of success that meet donors' expectations

​​Services that address many other needs, such as:

  • Prospecting and research - institutional and individual donors
  • ​Special events management
  • Database and data reporting best practices
  • Gift acknowledgement accountability and best practices 
  • Mailing list management​