Fund Development

Fund Development

Campaign Readiness Studies
Donor Cultivation Services
Campaign Marketing Programs
Fund Development Consulting

GANPAT | LEXICON utilizes a systematic approach to campaign funding, beginning each effort with a campaign readiness study to determine the potential for achieving the organization's stated goals. Once a fund-raising campaign is underway, GANPAT | LEXICON taps its extensive experience in donor cultivation–promoting campaign awareness through compelling materials and public relations activities–and then produces schedules, coordinates and trains volunteers, and manages all aspects of your campaign execution.


> combines 26 years of fund-raising experience with extensive branding, marketing and communications experience to deliver results for your organization


> secures funding in capital campaign donations; in city, county, state and federal grants; in planned giving efforts; in charitable gift annuities; and in major gift campaigns


> operates under and endorses the Code of Ethical Standards as developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

The keys to a successful readiness study and campaign are four-fold:

>Be passionate

>Be persuasive

>Be persistent and tenacious

>Be resilient

GANPAT | LEXICON consistently operates per these guiding principles.

Ganesh ganpat

is an innovative fund development consultant, specializing in capital and planned giving campaigns. Mr. Ganpat has 26 years’ experience in fund-raising, responsible for raising nearly $71 million in donations, grants, and gifts for organizations throughout the Midwest, in Texas, and in Florida. Through these campaigns, he has solicited donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations. Recognized for his ability to develop relationships, create and implement cost-reducing measures, and increase revenue, he also has been an active volunteer for numerous fund-raising campaigns. Mr. Ganpat has been both a member and board member in the Council for Resource Development in Washington, D.C., and the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Des Moines.

Catherine M. Staub, Ed.D.

Catherine M. Staub, Ed.D.,

has owned and directed Lexicon Content Marketing since 2003. A full-service marketing firm based in Des Moines, Iowa, Lexicon has more than 14 years’ experience in developing marketing, branding, and communications programs for its clients. Each of these plans is built on a base of extensive upfront research, including in-person interviews, focus group sessions, customer surveys, and industry studies. Dr. Staub’s prior experience includes the positions of manager of learning and development at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, strategic business consultant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, editor for the Home Depot book series at Meredith Corporation, and associate editor for Special Interest Publications at Meredith Corporation.
Dr. Staub also currently serves as the associate professor and Fisher-Stelter Chair of Magazine Media at Drake University.


Ganesh Ganpat

Catherine M. Staub

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