Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Counsel

Do you work on each project personally?

Absolutely! Lindauer Consulting is a one-person operation, and I will personally complete all aspects of the project. If you have requirements or requests that may be better-suited to somebody with different expertise, I will be happy to recommend others or facilitate that arrangement

Why Choose Lindauer Consulting?

Two Reasons:

1st: You’ll be working with counsel who is a current practitioner who understands both the opportunities and challenges of running a contemporary annual giving program. [that includes the ability to work with realistic expectations of both the financial and human resources available to you and your team]

2nd: By choosing an independent consultant, you will receive individualized attention and a set of recommendations tailored to your situation. [there is no cookie-cutter solution]

Is it true you’re selective about which clients you will work with?

Yes. I only have time for a handful of clients each year, and give each individual attention. As a result, I want to work only with those who are eager to improve their programs and where I feel I can make a significant impact. I also like working with clients who are passionate about their organization and enjoyable to interact with throughout the life of the project.

Questions About Pricing

How much will this cost?

Each project is different, so it’s difficult to determine pricing until I know what you want to accomplish and the scope of work that would be required. I believe my fees are extremely competitive, especially because I don’t have many overhead costs. To request a quote, please contact me to arrange a brief phone conversation. As I learn more, I can give you pricing details.

Do you charge by the hour?

I try not to. Usually I will speak with a client about the project and will quote a flat fee. This allows the client the flexibility to plan for the project. and not worry that it will exceed their budget. I also hate tracking my hours… so it’s good for everyone.

Are discounts available?

I don’t have coupons, but I do offer flexible pricing. If you are looking to hire counsel, we can probably find a project and price that meets both your needs and your budget. I do like certain parts of the country… so if you’re in one of my favorite places I might be able to cut you a deal!!

Questions About Timing

Can you start today?

Probably not. But I can work with you to begin a project as soon as we identify specific needs and requirements to make your project a success.

Do you provide long-term counsel?

Lindauer Consulting enjoys long relationships with clients, repeat business and ongoing coaching relationships. However, it isn’t possible to provide off-site management of a program.

Since you have a real job, can you handle our project?

I do have a real job, and a busy life. This is why I am selective and will only work with a limited number of clients annually. If we enter into a consulting arrangement, your project will be the only one I am actively working on and you will receive the time and attention necessary to achieve success.

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