Our Non-Profit Work

NexConneX works with selected non-profits in developing a sustainable Friendraising drive which will drive revenue and support for your cause.

NexConneX is an experienced team led by Cecilia St Hilaire who has spent a career in the non-profit sector providing creative fundraising techniques, event management, donor cultivation, grant writing, business development, training, marketing, and advocacy, planned giving, market research, financial, accounting and business advisory services throughout the United States with a concentration in Palm Beach & Broward County. The combination of skills has resulted in the formation of a dedicated consultancy firm linked with a dynamic financial arm, which is committed to providing effective creative solutions, and consultancy services while providing the highest standard in quality work from conception to execution that is on time and on budget. Our mission is to operate a unique company with, in pursuit of excellence, through professionalism, experience, and outstanding service aimed at exceeding our client’s expectations. Our reputation is untested for delivering quality, professional services

Non Profit Commitment


Providing goods and services to people in need is not the only reason. It is a place that allows people in the world to become civically engaged and to create social capital among one another. This civic engagement and increased social capital is thought to make stronger networks, build stronger communities, and provide people much needed interaction with their neighbors. At NexConneX we have had the experience of positively impacting those in need. Therefore, our focus will be to support non-profits to harness their best resources through financial sustainability while mobilizing resources needed to enable change for the better for those most in need.

Professional Affiliations:


Association of Fund Raising Professionals Planned Giving Council of the Palm Beaches


Event Management, Fundraising,

Planning & Promotions


We not only help you raise more money, but build a sustainable volunteer and donor community for your agency. We have a personal, hands-on approach that utilizes business ideology to achieve the greatest results for your cause. Visions & Concepts brings sound business practices to the charity event planning arena and, in so doing, the company has built an excellent reputation in the Palm Beach community for producing stellar events in the charity space. Our passion is helping those who help others. We have over a decade of event planning and management experience for non-profit organizations. We are a growing leader when it comes to fundraising for nonprofits. The real value in partnering with Visions & Concepts is our unique approach to identifying and working with individuals (board members, honorees, committee members, etc.) passionate about a cause to help them turn their personal relationships into fundraising relationships around a special event. We provide consulting and execution services for every aspect of your event, from collateral design, to celebrity speakers, to procurement, to operations. Our services can help you make your event stand out, be better attended, run more smoothly, be more memorable, and most of all, generate more revenue. We put in place best practices during the entire event process; and a smoother event experience – training and managing volunteers, helping answer guests’ questions, making sure the event chairs focus on socializing and enjoying the event, and striving to eliminate lines at registration, cashiering, and item pick up. We will provide your staff with equipment necessary to run your next charity fundraising event. Our knowledgeable staff handles registration, records live and silent auction bids, call to action, invoice and check out of your guests. We provide software support and financial reports leaving you to concentrate on your guests.



● Our event team includes photography services, décor and design

● We will promote the event, issue press releases and finalize all logistical arrangements

● Coordinating event venue and catering arrangements

● Coordinating entertainment agenda

● We will manage the media/advertising campaign, unleashing your social media campaign to create a community buzz

● We handle all logistics from start to finish

Fund & Friend Raising/Donor Cultivation


Our creative approach to friend raising has had enormous reach. We conceptualize onsite and offsite programs aimed to deliver grass roots support to the clients you serve. We leverage your donors and supporters to become involved and remain engaged. These programs are designed to attract visitors and donors to your programs and facilities. It also sustains participation through generations.

Ask us for information on “The Angel Adoption”, “The Annual Food Drive”, “Adopt A Charity” and “The Mentoring Alliances” We partner with wealth managers for technical support, training and underwriting

Training, Board Development and
Executive Seminars

Visions & Concepts provides executive seminars from our in-depth knowledge of issues confronting the non-profit sector. Each seminar is customized to the client and supported with current market research, relevant examples, and case studies. Also other leading content experts are used when necessary to provide more intimate knowledge on a given topic. Our trainings programs focus on:

a.Team Building

b.Board Development

c.Planned Giving

d.Accounting practices

e.Marketing/Media Campaigns

f.Strategic Planning

g.Business Plan Development


Grant Writing & Grant Review

With access to a data base of a full list of US Foundations and Private Philanthropists, we conduct match research to find those most aligned with the core mission of your agency. We are proud to deliver turn-key grant services including identification and analysis of grant opportunities, extensive research, conducting needs assessments, program model development, creation of management plans, evaluation design, budget planning, completion of required forms, and electronic submission. We work collaboratively with you to develop a program model that meets the strategic goals of your organization and aligns with funders' priorities we take on the frustrating details of grants management to help you keep your program on track.

We strive to establish a meaningful and ongoing partnership with you that support program implementation and advance your organization's strategic initiatives.

Marketing


Nonprofits today are facing greater challenges than ever. With increasing numbers of organizations operating in crowded issue spaces and competing for shrinking funding, nonprofits must find ways to differentiate. Organizations that lack a clear, focused strategy can find themselves at a disadvantage—unable to cut through the clutter and gain critical support of key stakeholders.

Visons & Concepts has partnered with nonprofits of all shapes and sizes to help them increase their societal impact. We understand the unique constraints that nonprofits face and how to overcome barriers—both internal and external—to make your organization more successful. As your partner, we work to help you define, hone and execute strategic plans and award-winning campaigns that engage consumers, attract and retain corporate partners and drive your social impact objectives. Whether working to create a strong brand identity, leverage your communication resources effectively against your strategic goals, or develop robust partnership and sponsorship strategies, we seek to increase the relevance of your organization and align your mission-based services with the interests of your stakeholders.

What sets us apart?


●A track record of delivering breakthrough results. Since we first began to work with nonprofits to develop integrated cause strategies and programs we have helped countless clients create enduring programs and platforms, develop and navigate public-private partnerships, and drive organizational change to deliver increased impact against critical societal issues.

●Strategic Brand Building

●Fundraising and Awareness Platforms & Campaigns

●Cause Marketing Promotions

●Newsletter publications

●Collateral material development

●Data Base Management and structures

Capital Campaigns


Capacity giving comes as a result of high-quality decisions. Quality decisions come from a commitment to discovering donors’ passions and interests and connecting them with the campaign vision. Visions & Concepts will guide you through these core principles for a successful volunteer-driven fundraising campaign.

Core Principles

●Building and communicating a well-defined and urgent Case for Support

●Engaging, enlisting and preparing committed leadership

●Creating an environment for capacity giving

●Developing and managing a campaign timetable that allows for success while maintaining discipline and building momentum

●Mapping a clear financial path to your objectives

Media/Advertising Campaign


●Advertising Development

●Advertisement placement

●Campaign management

●Brand Development