East Central Intergovernmental Association

A regional response to local needs

7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
800-942-4648 (Iowa Only)


Fundraising Consulting

Local. Affordable. Successful.

The ECIA Fundraising Team is a nonprofit resource for communities and nonprofits for capital campaigns and capital projects that require various funding sources. Based in Dubuque, Iowa and working primarily within five eastern Iowa counties, ECIA is the only not-for-profit fundraising counsel in the region. ECIA staff has assisted dozens of local governments and nonprofit community groups in the ECIA region to plan efficiently and secure the funding needed for priority projects at an affordable price. ECIA offers flexible pricing that can be customized to each client’s needs.

We offer fundraising consulting and project management from the beginning to the end of a campaign:

Campaign Feasibility Studies


Before starting a capital campaign, we recommend conducting a comprehensive campaign planning feasibility study to gauge support for the project, recruit potential leaders, identify challenges and determine how much money you can expect to raise. ECIA will conduct personal interviews with top donors, administer surveys, identify leaders and volunteers and present recommendations based on our study results. Staff will also identify potential grants during the feasibility process.

Our Most Commonly Utilized Capital Campaign Servies Include:


        • Brochure/case statement design

        • Capital campaign timelines, budgets and organizational charts

        • Feasibility studies

        • Campaign Consulting

        • Follow-up strategies

        • Grant writing (including research, review, and administration)

        • Solicitation coaching

        • Volunteer management and training