The ProFund Solution History

The Pros at The ProFund Solution: From Left - Louie Thiele, Kerry Graham,
Mike Keleher, Holly Gilbey, Tom Hoover, Jack Thomas, J Michael Meadows

Founded to help schools to be more effective and efficient at raising dollars, we studied every type of fundraising “event” being used by every organization needing to raise dollars. Schools, charities, foundations [all types of 501[c]s were putting on great “events”. They were well organized and well planned, yet took a great deal of time and much effort by many people. Too much time and effort were yielding less than desirable results. We found that after most of these “events” concluded, the organization accepted whatever dollar amounts were raised and appeared satisfied, at least on the surface. Conducting a good “event” is not the point. We wanted to develop “CAMPAIGNS” that would raise more money with the fewest number of effective people in less time than had ever been realized. After all, no one would argue that today’s organizations, need to be more effective and efficient at raising dollars. Our criteria set forth a paradigm change in fundraising, from events to “campaigns”. We surrounded ourselves with and brought in business professionals from IBM, Xerox, Exxon International: financial and developmental expertise from these organizations along with experienced professionals from E.F. Hutton, Merrill Lynch, Rauscher Pierce and other outside specialists who applied techniques borrowed from the business world…creating what is now The ProFund Solution. There is no question that schools and organizations that act more like successful for-profit organizations will be more successful. You are in the business of raising dollars.

Campaign Format Criteria

We wanted to create a campaign with a small leadership team of volunteers that required little or no staff supervision; a volunteer driven campaign that could be completed in 90 days or less; a campaign with the capacity to earn over $50,000! Our criteria eliminated most of the traditional “event” formats. They required too many people, took too much time and did not meet our fundraising goals. We thus became a financial development consulting organization, applying techniques from the business world to manage our clients “campaigns" more strategically, with better utilization of their resources, which are Time, People and Money. WE ARE NOT A “Fundraising Company”, because we never touch an organization’s money.

Today, our goal for every campaign is to maximize contributions to the cause.


FACT: We have, to date, conducted over 6,000 campaigns which have produced hundreds of millions of dollars. FACT: A typical first year campaign raises $20,000 to $70,000 or more. FACT: You will keep all dollars raised. FACT: A typical ProFund Campaign reaches 300 to 1,000 new donors. FACT: 85-100% of the funds raised, are from new sources. FACT: all this is accomplished in less than 90 days!

The ProFund Solution today continues to provide complete, in-depth video training and ongoing consultation (before, during and after the campaign). Your organization will receive all materials of our perfected system to guide you in recruiting volunteers and managing every aspect of your campaign. In addition The ProFund Solution creates a management website for each client and trains all campaign participants on its ease of use. The ProFund Solution will help you develop and implement the right strategies for your campaign's success. We clearly communicate the role and responsibility of each volunteer position and provide a step by step success process.

And now, with your own Customized State of the Art - Online Software - Website - Video Modular Training System - provided by The ProFund Solution, (recognized after 20 years of development as the #1 Fundraising software available today) which tracks volunteer activity and allows virtual, private/confidential management access of your campaign - SUCCESS IS IMMINENT.

Years of successful campaigns are the legacy that awaits you and your organization. This is our joint opportunity to impact the lives your organization endeavors to serve!

J Michael Meadows
President, The ProFund Solution

For more information, or to get started with your fundraising campaign, click here to contact us.

Once your campaign has begun, you will be able to Log In to your Campaign Website, and view and download your personal Success Kit containing detailed steps for your success.