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Development Planning

Need help with new fundraising strategies to grow your programs or build financial sustainability?
ZIM Consulting can help you increase your financial resources through fundraising campaigns, planned giving, individual donor cultivation, and corporate sponsorships. We believe that having clear, reasonable, and timebound development targets is required to be successful. We assist you in selecting the best path to take and walk you through the steps necessary to reach your goals. We provide you with the tools you need to manage this fundamental process within your organization. 


ZIM's customized development plans will help you establish and meet your revenue goals by outlining the systems and strategies needed to ensure success. We will assess the effectiveness of your existing development strategies and discover and implement new strategies and tactics for increasing and diversifying revenue sources​.


ZIM will help you establish a Case Statement (also referred to as a Case for Support) that will help you outline your vision, programs, and needs for potential contributors to your organization. We write and design a document that unifies your staff's, volunteers', and board members' understandings of key organizational goals and serves as a persuasive marketing piece for external audiences.


ZIM's extensive capital campaign services include everything from feasibility and setup to campaign planning and ongoing management, offering a customized approach to meet your organization's needs. If you're thinking about starting or are in the midst of a capital campaign to build a new facility or renovate your current one, ZIM can help you get organized and meet your financial goals. 

Meet Your Development Team

Marty Zimmerman
President and Co-Founder

Marty has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit development, facilitations and trainings, internal and external communications, project management, and human resources.

Marty has a Master of Social Work and Nonprofit Management from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Syracuse University.  

Marty is an alum of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Denver program, served three years as a mayoral appointee on the Denver Mayor’s Youth Commission (two of which he was the chair), and has participated in many other significant volunteer leadership positions.

Priscilla Zavala
Director of Administration & Special Projects

Priscilla received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Planning and Public Affairs from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has more than nine years’ experience working with non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad focusing on community development and social and environmental change in Costa Rica. 

Most recently, Priscilla spent time working for an economic development non-profit the Women’s Business Development Center before joining the ZIM team.

Allegra Mangione
Marketing and Strategy Specialist

Allegra graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services & International Affairs and a minor in Social Enterprise. At Northeastern, she pursued three six-month, full time, cooperative education work experiences at international NGOs in Ecuador, South Africa, and Nepal.


Her experience in the non-profit sector spans strategic communications, foundation relations management, program development, strategic planning, Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation, fundraising campaigns and event coordination. Allegra brings experience unifying brands, strengthening organizational voice, and developing creative visual identities for organizations within the non-profit sector to the Marketing and Strategy Specialist role.


At ZIM, we customize our services to meet your organization’s unique needs. We will be able to give you an accurate price estimate once we have a conversation with you.

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