We’re Empathetic, Principled & Innovative

Working together to make a difference

Digital tools and a global pandemic may have changed the way we work. But nothing can change why we’re here: To support like-minded organizations so you can maximize your positive social impact.

We spend time getting to know your organization. We seek to understand the people you serve. It is through empathy and our ability to identify insights that we bring you meaningful innovative solutions. There is no canned answer waiting on the proverbial shelf.

Our team has spent decades in nonprofit organizations, global corporations and daily news outlets. We have had long careers as fundraisers, website designers, news reporters, marketers, grant writers, corporate communications professionals and the head of a $60 million global charitable foundation.

Like you, we have sat through plenty of meetings, Zoom calls and slide presentations only to ask “what’s the point?”.  We have witnessed both effective outcomes, as well as too much time wasted. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to yield tangible results.

We shorten the timeframe of traditional long-term planning, customize your fundraising strategies, and give audiences a reason to care about you and your work.

The Vella Group team meeting

You can feel good about partnering with the Vella Group. We listen, we show up with integrity, we bring our authentic passion for your work, and we collaborate with you to determine the best solutions for your unique challenges.

Our Services

Strategic Guidance

  • Board governance consulting
  • Leadership coaching
  • Executive search
  • Long-term planning
  • Landscape analysis
  • Brand positioning
  • Target audience development
  • Paid media planning

Fund Development

  • Innovative fundraising tactics
  • Networking opportunities
  • Year-end campaign implementation
  • Targeted donor outreach
  • Corporate partnership assessment
  • Capital campaign consulting
  • Grant writing & outreach
  • Grant prospecting & planning

Storytelling

  • Unearthing unique stories
  • Media relations
  • News release writing & distribution
  • Social media content
  • Strategic communications development
  • Website design & development
  • Creative campaign briefing
  • Video production & distribution

Our Services

Strategic Guidance

  • Board governance consulting
  • Leadership coaching
  • Executive search
  • Long-term planning
  • Landscape analysis
  • Brand positioning
  • Target audience development
  • Paid media planning

Fund Development

  • Innovative fundraising tactics
  • Networking opportunities
  • Year-end campaign implementation
  • Targeted donor outreach
  • Corporate partnership assessment
  • Capital campaign consulting
  • Grant writing & outreach
  • Grant prospecting & planning

Creative Storytelling

  • Unearthing unique stories
  • Media relations
  • News release writing & distribution
  • Social media content
  • Strategic communications development
  • Website design & development
  • Creative campaign briefing
  • Video production & distribution
video production

Our Comprehensive Approach Links Today & Tomorrow

Connecting the dots for better outcomes

At today’s hectic pace, it’s easy to come unmoored from your mission or forget who your stakeholders are. We take a big-picture approach to identify the overarching communication thread that aligns board goals, management objectives, fundraising strategies and your public persona.

We work with boards and senior leaders on long-term planning. We assist development teams with fundraising tactics and storytelling that resonates. We advise on donor pitches and outreach strategies. We work efficiently to connect the dots for better outcomes.

We take a news approach to expand awareness about your organization — using news cycles, industry trends and human-interest features. We work with your teams to find the best way to tell your story, from your own website to every media platform — social, digital, print, broadcast, radio.

The Vella Group Proudly Supports…

Bridge Michigan
Cass Community Social Services
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Eastern Market
Pope Francis Center
Salvation Army

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