Schnake Turnbo Frank has helped countless nonprofits around Oklahoma with board development, public relations, and community awareness. We also provide specialized services in donor development and fundraising services to include capital and endowment campaigns. 

How does it work?

The firm’s nonprofit practice focuses on relationship-based fundraising and development efforts to support large-scale, longer-term projects, such as capital campaigns, endowment drives, and year-round donor development. The firm serves as a conduit and facilitator, bringing nonprofits and funders together to consider financial opportunities that benefit everyone involved. In addition, the firm partners with local experts on special events, planned giving, grant writing, and needs assessments, making for a well-rounded approach to development and fundraising.

Why Schnake Turnbo Frank?

Schnake Turnbo Frank has a track record of building and maintaining strong relationships at every level – with businesses, individuals, foundations, nonprofits, and government entities. This kind of trust and access didn’t happen overnight. It’s the result of a half-century of work – connecting people, opening doors, facilitating conversations, and understanding the communities’ needs.

Our team members are passionate about nonprofit work, having chaired the boards of chambers of commerce, United Way, social justice organizations, arts groups, and health and human service agencies. Several members have also worked for nonprofits. Without question, this has built a personal passion for helping others. It’s also led to a deep understanding about how nonprofits work, and the intricacies of fundraising.

Schnake Turnbo Frank is the only firm offering these services that has offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa – a true benefit in reaching donors across the state. Likewise, the firm’s communication expertise is invaluable for supporting efforts such as message development, storytelling, PR and marketing, and digital content.

Our Approach

Our work with a nonprofit begins by assessing the readiness of an organization to undergo a major development push. This means examining the board make-up and buy-in; donor base, history, and strength; clarity and focus of purpose; and staffing and financial strength.

Schnake Turnbo Frank’s leaders maintain strong relationships with corporate donors, foundations, and philanthropists, and have a clear understanding of the funders’ priorities. This paves the way for making strategic donor requests, and helps nonprofits fine-tune their pitch. Having a firm that understands both the donors’ interests and the nonprofits’ needs makes for smart, efficient fundraising.

Schnake Turnbo Frank provides counsel on building a donor development infrastructure, both among staff and board, and coaches nonprofits on communication, messaging, networking, campaign and collateral materials, and relationship skills.

Additional Services for Nonprofits

Our firm provides a number of other services to help nonprofits achieve higher performance in areas including executive coaching, board development and governance, executive searches, succession planning, PR and marketing, retreat facilitation, organizational assessment and planning, and video production.