The Rust Communications Group

Libby K. Rust
(207) 363-3808
PO Box 1227 York Harbor, ME, 03911-1227
lkr@rustcommunicationsgrp.com
Specialty
Development ,Fund-raising,and Strategic Planning
Service Description
Founded in 1998, The Rust Communications Group provides fundraising and communications strategies to institutions and organizations. Services include: Strategic Capacity-Building Planning, Organizational Analysis and Program Design, Annual Giving Planning and Execution, Development Audits and Assessments, Capital/Endowment Campaign Feasibility Studies, Campaign Planning and Execution, Board Governance and Development and Communication Strategies. We also can provide critical feedback and suggestions regarding: • Internal and external perceptions • Future and ongoing fund-raising requirements • Anticipated programs and services • Leadership • Image and communications strategies • Overall institutional goals and directions The strategies we, together with our clients, develop and implement are designed with a single goal in mind – building the capacity of our client organizations. Our goal is not only to attain immediate goals, but also to leave the organization stronger as a result of our involvement. We welcome the opportunity to talk to further about how our unique blend of skills, experience, credentials and collaborative approach can help you achieve your short and long-term goals and objectives. As the Principal, Ms. Rust brings a background that is a blend of development, public relations, non-profit management, organizational analysis and design, strategic planning, program planning , grant-writing, service delivery systems analysis, working with organizations to improve their delivery of services to their constituents, bringing organizations and stakeholders together to identify ways they could better collaborate as well as identifying programmatic needs and opportunities for public policy shifts. Having worked in Maine, NH, NY, and California, her track record speaks to an ability to succeed in very different institutional environments and in a variety of philanthropic communities. Included among those institutions are: United Way, human service organizations, healthcare-both home care and major medical centers, national health organizations, community colleges, museums, summer theaters, land trusts, foundations that support their public schools, independent schools, local government funded programs and private foundation funded policy making task forces. Many of our clients have been conducting their first capital campaign or just launching their development efforts while others have clear and distinct fund-raising track records. Ms. Rust is active in the Association of Fund-Raising Professionals. She has served as the President of the Board of the Northern New England Chapter, as chair of the Chapter’s conference, as a conference presenter, chair of the Conference Tracks Sub-committee, and has twice chaired their National Philanthropy Day celebration. She currently chairs the Chapter’s Mentor-Mentee Program Committee. In addition, she has done educational workshops/presentations for AFP-NNE, the Maine Association of Non-Profits and at the Maine Coast Heritage Trust Conference.
Background Information
May offer pro-bono services? : No
Is MANP Presenter? : Yes
Are Rates Negotiable? : No
Percentage of client base that is nonprofit : 100%
Nonprofit Hourly Rate :
Regular Hourly Rate : Our fees are tailored for the speciifc needs of each client
Year founded : 1998
Geographical Areas
Cumberland County
York County
Services Offered
Marketing and Public Relations
  • Market Research
  • Marketing and Communications Consulting
  • Printing/Copying/Direct Mail
Organizational Development
  • Board Recruitment and Development Consulting
  • Leadership Development and Team Building
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning
Resource Development/Fundraising
  • Development Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Grant Writing
  • Other
  • Planned Giving
  • Special Events Management
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