Now entering our 16th year, Horizon has helped more than 40 clients raise nearly $77 million in private gifts, and an additional $25 million of public funding primarily for causes in southern Delaware.

Over time, our services have expanded to include both campaign design and management, as well as business planning and project management, allowing our consulting professionals to assist with any phase of new project development, from concept and initial design through actual construction. We are also able to refer clients to bridge financing options, specifically for nonprofit organizations.

Providing construction services as an independent consulting firm can result in very significant savings to clients over traditional fees charged by architectural and engineering firms. Our campaign fees are typically 50 percent or less of those charged by consulting firms in larger urban areas.

The clients we have served with combined services over recent years have included the new Lewes Public Library (an $11.4 million effort); Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding; Fort Miles Historical Association and Museum; Greater Lewes Foundation (including the “Lewes Unleashed” fund); and the new Lewes History Museum. We are also providing project management expertise to the Sussex County Land Trust.

Project Planning and Management Services:

  • Oversee Facility Planning
  • Develop Conceptual Design
  • Develop Schematics
  • Prepare Project Budget Estimates
  • Design Development Phase
  • Complete Construction Documents
  • Solicit Bids & Contract for Construction
  • Oversee Construction

Capital Campaign Planning & Management Services

  • Help Clients Determine Needs & Options
  • Update Strategic Plan
  • Create a 3-Year Business Plan
  • Consider a Feasibility Study
  • Set Campaign Goal & Budget
  • Identify Campaign Leadership
  • Develop a Campaign Plan
  • Prepare a Case for Support & Collateral
  • Begin Major Gift Solicitation
  • Launch Public Phase
  • Coordinate Events, Special Fundraising
  • Celebrate Groundbreaking
  • Manage Donor Recognition

Nonprofit Management Services

Horizon now provides hands-on, comprehensive management services for smaller nonprofit organizations, both on an interim and ongoing basis.