We Can Help You Fund Your School's Growth.

We have been honored to serve Christian colleges, universities and seminaries around the United States for 40 years, providing strategic planning, campaign feasibility studies, campaign and targeted advancement counsel, staff and board training, and prospect research.

We delight in the role we play in helping institutions of Christian higher education grow and thrive. Several of the consultants at The FOCUS Group have previously served in leadership and development roles in higher education - so we have walked in your shoes, and understand your unique mission and challenges!

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Consulting Services

Strategic Planning

We offer a proven, comprehensive process for envisioning, mapping and planning that God can use to transform your school. Together we will seek to hear and understand God’s will for the future of your school and articulate it in a way that enables you to pursue it with agility, organizational passion and excellence.

Feasibility Studies

Our feasibility studies include extensive and significant data collected through structured, confidential interviews with major donors, board members, key volunteers and staff. This results in a detailed set of recommendations and a campaign gameplan to maximize your success.

Capital Campaigns

Following the feasibility study, we will guide you through a carefully crafted campaign, driven by our team’s decades of experience, yet individually tailored to meet the needs of your school. We’ll provide training, coaching, strategy and clarity as we walk alongside you every step of the way.

Targeted Fundraising Counsel

The FOCUS Group offers customized evaluation and counsel in targeted areas as you raise annual funds, engage with major donors, or establish a planned giving strategy.

Prospect Research

Research maximizes fundraising by providing valuable insight on your top prospective donors. From screening large lists to creating in-depth "snapshots" on individuals, we help you identify prospects most likely to invest in your work.

Training & Tools

We offer a wide range of training options for organizations of varying size and budget. With solutions ranging from e-learning programs to one-on-one executive counsel, The FOCUS Group will set your team up for success.

How Can We Help You?


Where do you begin as a 65-year old institutional membership association seeking to raise capital that will take your organization to a whole new level? We had virtually no donors, no strategy, frankly, no business attempting such an endeavor--except the clear prompting that God was up to something. I am so grateful we enlisted the help of The FOCUS Group.

They helped us refine our case; develop strategy; research, rehearse, and refine major donor appeals; craft campaign communications; and much more. We are especially appreciative of the team's evident belief in and practice of biblical generosity. Their partnership in faith combined with their steady insistence upon execution and follow-through kept us on course and on task.

Thanks be to God, we surpassed our campaign goal by a healthy margin but, more importantly, we grew our faith and that of our member institutions through the process. We could not have done it without The FOCUS Group. 

Ralph Enlow, Jr. | Former President
Association for Biblical higher Education