D. A. Petersen Associates, Inc. (DAPA) is a unique “one-stop shop agency” with a full compliment of consulting services for all sectors of the Not-For-Profit, Business and Public sectors with an emphasis in…”helping individuals and organizations to become as much as they can be”.

D. A. Petersen Associates, Inc. (DAPA) provides full services for our clients that meet their needs.  Samples of some of our services are:

  • Core Services –  Human, financial, development, marketing, promotion, online services, feasibility studies, capital campaigns, estate planning, planned giving, major gifts and special projects, special events, grantsmanship, annual fund, executive search, friend raising, and cultivation services.
  • Other Sample Services – Online fund and friend raising, affinity programs, strategic planning, strategic networking, partnerships with the profit sector, public relations, marketing & advertising; enhanced cause related marketing services, private capital financing, donor recognition services, collateral material development for public relations; database management tools and prospect management systems; and prospect research for individuals, corporations, foundations, and public sector resources.
Our process for working with clients has three stages:

  1. Discovery: We work with you to identify your needs, goals and offer an audit and situation analysis that describes the challenges and opportunities, along with our recommendations.
  2. Challenge: We work with you to identify challenges and opportunities and put together a plan with carefully selected associates, strategies and effective systems.
  3. Commitment: We empower all participants to work the plan and keep working after we are done; together we make it happen.

A Success Story…

Project SOS ‘Save Our Shade’: DAPA with Doug Petersen’s leadership kept the community involvement and betterment Model working in the Northeast Minneapolis of Minnesota in 1976 with Project SOS…’Save Our Shade.’

This event was one Saturday during the summer when over 500 volunteers screen disabled residents and community and park lands for planting over 10,000 pine and deciduous trees. Many yard and boulevard trees had been eliminated by Dutch Elm Disease.

With the Mpls Park Department collaboration and assistance we also worked together to develop the ‘Adopt-A-Tree’ Program, where the residents on boulevard streets kept water their city owned trees. This is another program that has lasted over the years and very empowering for self and community enrichment.

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