Donor Surveys/Fundraising Research

233 McCrea St., Suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Contact Name: Derrick Feldmann
Tel: (317) 637-3000

A Research and Campaigns Agency for Causes and Companies

Achieve helps organizations understand and activate their audiences. We combine nationally recognized research and strategy with powerful messaging and design to provide organizations with the tools necessary to change the world. Achieve president Derrick Feldmann is an internationally sought-after speaker and the author of the recently released Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change.

Achieve shares research and inspires dialogue through events like MCON, which gathers leaders, activists, and social entrepreneurs from all generations to learn about today's social movements and how to turn interest into action. 

Since beginning the Millennial Impact Project in 2009, Achieve, in partnership with the Case Foundation, has continued to lead the project's national research team. With more than 50,000 participants in its research set, the project helps nonprofit organizations, corporations, and individuals everywhere understand the best approaches for cultivating interest and involvement among the millennial generation.  

Cygnus Applied Research, Inc.
444 N Michigan Ave., 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Contact Name: Jeff Dubberley
Tel: (800) 263-0267, x22
Fax: Fax: (905) 546-9774

Cygnus Applied Research, Inc. is an international firm of senior fundraising consultants that provide education, training and research for the not for profit sector. Under the leadership of Penelope Burk, fundraising futurist and renowned author of Donor-Centered Fundraising®, Cygnus specializes in helping organizations raise more money through adopting a donor-centered approach to fundraising and communication. Cygnus' portfolio of services includes:

  • Donor Research and Surveying -- Gathering information from clients' donors on what inspires their loyalty and generosity and what causes them to stop giving.
  • Communication & Stewardship Planning -- Developing strategies and plans that ensure donors hear the client's message and renew their contributions whether it be in annual fundraising, major gift development or capital campaign fundraising.
  • Database Analysis & Capacity Assessments -- Uncovering valuable details about donors' past giving habits and preferences from client databases and predicting future fundraising performance.

Cygnus has assisted some of the most well-known not-for-profit organizations around the world become Donor-Centered by offering practical strategies and recommendations that boost donor loyalty. To learn more about our services, please visit