Our Fundraising Philosophy
1. Capital campaigns are won in the planning and design phases.
2. Momentum is crucial in successfully completing a campaign.
3. The burden of organization is the responsibility of your chosen counsel.
4. In our culture, nothing is more intimate than money.
5. Fundraising is never easy, but we’re committed to making it enjoyable.
Meet our Development Consultants
Shannon R. Schweigert
An avid networker and proven project catalyst, Shannon has spent the majority of his career as a fundraiser. A native of Zeeland, North Dakota and a graduate of the University of Jamestown, he knows the region and understands its culture. His eclectic career experience and successful record as a problem solver are beneficial to the representation of clients at Davinci Management, LLC.
Between tenures as chief development officer at the University of Jamestown, Shannon spent seven years as a registered investment advisor in Fargo with Foster, Klima and Company and EideBailly, LLP. He later became the first employee of Fargo’s Impact Foundation as its vice president for development. For six years beginning in 2007, he owned and operated a fundraising consulting firm: GivingPoint, which provided fundraising services for over sixty nonprofits from a broad spectrum of nonprofit industries. At this time he also founded, owned and served as editor in chief for Today’s Giving magazine.
Since 2013, Shannon has continued to provide capital resource consulting services for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations as an independent consultant. By his own estimates, the projects he has been associated with during his career have attracted well over $200 million in funding.
Shannon and his wife Holly have two grown children and have lived in Fargo since 1997.
Michael has been raising money for non-profit organizations, faith-based communities, educational and community organizations for more than 25 years. Initially working for InterVarsity in a campus ministry director position after college, Michael learned both the art and science of fund development and continued to use those skills to assist various faith, health care, secondary and higher education, community and arts non-profits. Having specialized in capital campaigns and feasibility studies for the past decade, he has had the opportunity to help dozens of these organizations including over 30 churches from various denominations raise over $78 million dollars in their various fundraising initiatives for program development, capital improvement, debt retirement and scholarships. Michael lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and six children.