Dollar symbolFundraising and cultivation skills come naturally to COMEUNITY Based Solutions’ founder.

Sanders has created annual development plans aimed to strategically increase an organization’s value and financial sustainability to communities they serve. Development plan categories include 1) Government, 2) Foundations, and 3) Individual and Family Donors. A sampling of his work includes the following:

  • Write proposals to further develop an organization’s development objectives and subsequently received grants and contracts totaling more than $21 million since 2006. Also contribute to projected cost savings of more than $7 million

  • Develop annual fund and capital campaigns; build strong relationships with major donors; lead special events fundraising

  • Participated and oversaw strategic planning and development of national community schooling and digital excellence initiatives for multiple Chicago communities totaling about $15 million since 2007

  • Serve on board of directors and committees in fundraising capacity to raise more than $35 million since 1992

  • Direct and manage online giving tools to allow major gift donors to make specific choices regarding their contributions

  • Assisted in marketing of technical assistance tax programs to improve business corridors through a broad scope of services