VISION INSPIRES
THE HUMAN HEART

Vision flourishes at the crossroads of creativity and confidence; it is where hope meets imagination. Vision is the art of seeing possibility.

VISION INSPIRES
ACTION

It inspires your work; and it inspires us to support and fund your work.

VISION INSPIRES
INVESTMENT

People invest in what they believe in - they invest themselves, and they invest money. Latz & Company moves clients and their constituencies from vision to investment.

 

Latz & Company is a strategic leadership, fund development and communications group known for turning compelling vision into successful reality. By helping you discern, define and communicate the vision at the heart of your organization, we attract major investment together. We have proudly partnered with more than 150 nonprofit organizations including:

 

Be Creative: The Campaign for
Creative Schools
Chicago, IL

Harris Theater for
Music and Dance
Chicago, IL

Sacred Heart Schools
Chicago, IL

LINK Unlimited Scholars
Chicago, IL

Sinai Health System
Chicago, IL

Fenwick High School
Oak Park, IL

 

Catherine Cook School
Chicago, IL

La Lumiere School
La Porte, IN

Francis W. Parker School
Chicago, IL

The Chicago Public Education Fund
Chicago, IL

Misericordia Home
Chicago, IL

Alexian Bothers Health Centers
Arlington Heights, IL

 

 

Hinsdale Hospital Foundation
Hinsdale, IL

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Chicago, IL

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, IL

Illinois Eye Bank
Chicago, IL

 
 

Latz & Company fundamentally differs from traditional fundraising and management consulting firms.

 
 

We are full service professionals who move clients through every step from vision to investment.

 
 
 

We are innovators who roll up our sleeves and become part of your team, joining you on the front lines of fund development, including solicitation meetings.

 
 
 

We offer synergistic services – from strategic leadership to capital campaign management to communications consulting, customized to each client’s particular needs.

 
 
 

We engage a broad base of stakeholder involvement, resulting in deeper commitment and higher investment.

 
 
 

Latz & Company provides an array of services centered on fundraising, development and institutional advancement.  All are designed to enhance and optimize a mission driven organization’s philanthropic potential. 

 

We offer a depth of knowledge and experience, and a breath of service unparalleled in the industry. 

 
 

CAMPAIGNS

Latz & Company engages with mission driven clients to execute a step-by-step process to maximize campaign support.  Our process has been proven to reach and exceed initial goals in hundreds of campaign.

 

MAJOR GIFT PROGRAMS

Major gifts are the centerpiece of any mission-driven organization's fundraising efforts. Latz & Company improves results across the spectrum of major gift activity. From creating a major gift department to assessing an existing program, from training a team of major gift officers or board members to individual coaching, we design the approach that best fits our client's needs.

 

GOVERNANCE AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mission-driven organizations often must contend with operational complexity as evidenced by their administrative and governance structures, the human and financial resources necessary to accomplish the mission, revenue models that require constant balancing of contributed, earned and (ever-decreasing) governmental funding, etc. Latz & Company helps organizations navigate these increasingly turbulent waters. From governance, human resource and financial management assessments to board development and executive and board member coaching, this work is critical to sustained organizational performance and success.

 

DEVELOPMENT AUDITS

Development and advancement operations have evolved into sophisticated and necessary functions in mission-driven organizations. Latz & Company facilitates the enhancement of this vital and critical area in a variety of ways: from analysis and assessment of existing operations to building a comprehensive development program from scratch; from providing focused support in a specific departmental area to outsourcing entire development operations.

 

BRAND, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Mission-driven organizations dedicate their resources to address pressing social needs.  Latz & Company provides our clients a wide range of services designed to increase awareness of their impact by creating brand, marketing and communications programs to deliver their message. Most importantly, we work with our clients to tell their story in a way that attracts even greater levels of funding and financial support.

 

STRATEGIC ASSESSMENTS

Today's mission-driven organizations are operating in challenging environments that require a more strategic approach to assure sustained performance and success. Sound strategy not only enhances the organization's capability, it also attracts greater financial support from today's savvy investors. Latz & Company's strategic assessment helps our clients gain a more complete and objective view of their organizations, and facilitate a relevant and executable strategic plan that improves the organization's competitive position.

 

 

 

 
Leo Latz 708.774.0815 leo@latzandco.com

Leo Latz
708.774.0815
leo@latzandco.com

 
Brian Murphy 773.908.6629 brian@latzandco.com

Brian Murphy
773.908.6629
brian@latzandco.com

 
Mike Gies 847.830.0807 mike@latzandco.com

Mike Gies
847.830.0807
mike@latzandco.com

 
 
Julie N. Campbell 708.774.1902 julie@latzandco.com

Julie N. Campbell
708.774.1902
julie@latzandco.com

 
Derek McPhatter 718.687.8588 dmcphatter@latzandco.com

Derek McPhatter
718.687.8588
dmcphatter@latzandco.com

 
Isra Hassan 773.414.5860 ihassan@latzandco.com

Isra Hassan
773.414.5860
ihassan@latzandco.com

 
 
Ron Farnum 312.315.5110 rfarnum@latzandco.com

Ron Farnum
312.315.5110
rfarnum@latzandco.com

 
Dominic J. Perri 773.318.7837 dperri@latzandco.com

Dominic J. Perri
773.318.7837
dperri@latzandco.com

 
Elyse Cowles 713.910.8902 ecowles@latzandco.com

Elyse Cowles
713.910.8902
ecowles@latzandco.com

 
 
Ann Sadler 708.383.8836 bookkeeping@latzandco.com

Ann Sadler
708.383.8836
bookkeeping@latzandco.com

 
Michael Gies 708.203.1633 michael.gies@latzandco.com

Michael Gies
708.203.1633
michael.gies@latzandco.com

 
John Figel 708.363.0399 jfigel@latzandco.com

John Figel
708.363.0399
jfigel@latzandco.com

 
"I think other consultants come in with recipes for types of projects but this firm listened first. They became very attuned to our needs, then customized a strategy just for us that complemented our goals, our mission, and our strengths. I don't know of any other consulting firm that can do that for a client."

Janet M. Knupp
Former President
The Chicago Public Education Fund

 

"They integrated our philosophy of fundraising and reaching out with the work they needed to do and never tried to make us something that we weren't. I have worked with other consultants and I never felt they were able to witness to our mission in the same way that this firm did. They helped us to continue to make a difference in the lives of our children and adults."

Sister Rosemary Connelly RSM
Executive Director
Misericordia Home

 

"As a long standing board member of the Midtown Educational Foundation, I can personally attest to the positive and lasting impact that your strategic assessment work has had upon our organization. Your assessment went deep into our organization, its mission, culture and governance. You took a hard look at our board, its committees, fundraising, staffing and programs. Your conclusion presented us with specific choices: advance strategically or stay the course. The board and staff have taken these challenges to heart and are turning them into opportunities to take the organization to the next level of effectiveness. You have been the catalyst to make this happen."

Don Haider
Professor of Social Enterprise
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

 

 

Be Creative: The Campaign for Creative Schools

The Campaign for Creative Schools

 

Masterpiece: Inspiring Education

The Campaign for Sacred Heart Schools

 

Education

Ancona School
Chicago, IL

Associated Colleges of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Bishop McNamara High School
Kankakee, IL

Brother Rice High School
Chicago, IL

Catalyst School
Chicago, IL

Catherine Cook School
Chicago, IL

Fenwick High School
Oak Park, IL

Francis W. Parker School
Chicago, IL

Glenwood School
Glenwood, IL

Josephinum High School
Chicago, IL

La Lumiere School
La Porte, IN

Marian Catholic High School
Chicago Heights, IL

Marian High School
Mishawaka, IL

Marist High School
Chicago, IL

Notre Dame College Prep
Niles, IL

St. Angela School
Chicago, IL

St. Ann School
Chicago, IL

St. Laurence High School
Burbank, IL

St. Xavier University
Chicago, IL

The Chicago Public Education Fund
Chicago, IL

University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

University of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Social Service

American Red Cross of
Greater Chicago

Chicago, IL

Beloved Community
Chicago, IL

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Chicago, IL

Career Transitions Center
Chicago, IL

The Cara Program
Chicago, IL

Franciscan Outreach Association
Chicago, IL

Julia Center
Chicago, IL

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Chicago, IL

Misericordia Heart of Mercy
Chicago, IL

SOS Children's Villages
Chicago, IL

Southwest Suburban Center on Aging
La Grange, IL

Union League Boys & Girls Club
of Chicago
Chicago, IL

The Resurrection Project
Chicago, IL

Community Based/Economic Development

Choose DuPage
Lisle, IL

Rich Port YMCA
La Grange, IL

Foundations

Aspen Valley Foundation
Aspen, CO

Catholic Education Foundation
Joliet, IL

Community Library Foundation
Wheeling, IL

Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL

Madonna Foundation
Homewood, IL

Rotary Foundation
Evanston, IL

ROTARY/One Foundation
Chicago, IL

The Make-A-Wish Foundation
Chicago, IL

Health Care

Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House
Chicago, IL

Alexian Brothers Health Centers
Arlington Heights, IL

Hinsdale Hospital Foundation
Hinsdale, IL

Illinois Eye Bank
Chicago, IL

LaRabida Chidren's Hospital
Chicago, IL

Presence St. Mary's Hospital Foundation
Kankakee, IL

Sinai Health System
Chicago, IL

St. Anthony Hospital
Chicago, IL

Faith Based

Clerics of St. Viator
Arlington Heights, IL

Dominican Friars
Chicago, IL

Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chicago, IL

Missionary Sisters of Sacred Heart
Chicago, IL

Old St. Patrick's Church
Chicago, IL

St. Michael's Church in Old Town
Chicago, IL

Visitation Parish
Elmhurst, IL

Arts

Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago, IL

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago, IL

Be Creative: The Campaign for Creative Schools
Chicago, IL

GrassRoots Community Television
Aspen, CO

Harris Theater for Music & Dance
Chicago, IL

Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Midway Contemporary Art
Minneapolis, MN

Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, IL

 

T: 708.383.8836
info@latzandco.com

 
 

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