Case Study

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Feasibility Study

Boys and Girl's Club Greater St. Louis, MO, Rubin & Associates client

The Need

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) inspires and enables youth ages 6 to 18 to realize their full potential, providing after-school, teen, sports and summer programs and a safe place for children to learn and grow. With a successful history of serving St. Louis youth at ten locations across St. Louis City and County, BGCSTL recognized a need to expand its services in the region and open three new school-based sites, a new Teen Center, and endowment. This effort would help ensure a strong future with a $29 million comprehensive campaign.

How We Helped

Rubin & Associates consultants Michael Rubin and Wendy Dyer used their experience and creativity to move the campaign forward. They conducted a feasibility study to:

  • Develop key messages and a compelling case for support
  • Assess the potential for lead and major gifts
  • Identify the best campaign volunteer leadership
  • Determine any staffing and system needs

The Outcome

The Feasibility Study indicated a strong interest in supporting the priorities. In addition to a solid donor intent to give, Michael and Wendy researched options for national funding, including involvement from the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The organization is preparing to move forward with a $25 million campaign.

From the Client

Flint W. Fowler, Ph.D, President, Boys & Girl's Club Greater St. Louis, MO “Michael and Wendy helped us get ready for a significant campaign. Their experience and judgments were vital in ramping up our efforts. And because of their dedication and belief in our work, they took the extra steps to position us to move ahead with confidence.”
– Flint W. Fowler, Ph.D, President