Transform the conversation, Build communities, Raise dollars

Welcome to Scenario

Fundraising and non-profit communications used to be simpler and more straightforward—but less predictable. Minus advanced technology and with fewer media channels, we wrote, designed, printed, and mailed—and hoped for the best. With all the new options available, we now have the ability to assess how and whether our campaigns are working and adjust our communications strategy, messaging, and media selection accordingly—to reach our audiences where they live…

Think that creating effective campaigns requires big-business budgets?
Not so.

Together, we can transform the conversation, change behavior, advance policy, raise dollars, and build communities—without spending beyond our means.


Our Services

How can we help?

Annual Giving & Appeals

From auditing current strategies and creating Best Practices—to developing themes, budgets and schedules; writing compelling copy; managing design and production.

Sponsorship Recruitment, Cultivation & Recognition

Creating mutually beneficial relationships between corporate entities and nonprofits.

Branding & Positioning for Organizations & Special Projects

Creating compelling names, themes, logos, taglines and identity collateral.

Copywriting, Creative Direction, Production of Collateral

For direct mail, image pieces, case statements, annual reports, benefit journals, websites and landing pages.

Capital Campaigns

“Soup-to-nuts” support for capital campaigns: communications strategy, study reports, case statements, campaign plans, training manuals and more.

Development Infrastructure Assessment

Reviewing and updating systems, databases, and fund-raising software, and managing mailing lists.



Led by founder, respected consultant and creative force Hilary Shapiro, Scenario has been designing and implementing fund-raising and communications campaigns for the best of them: local, regional, national, and global organizations whose very reputations depend on our experience and attention to every painstaking detail. In addition, we have the time, as well as the expertise, to relieve your in-house staff of the constant pressure of fitting 25 hours of work into a 24-hour day.

Our independence plus our team of professional partners allow us to put the best services to work for your project and budget. Our experience makes sure they’re timely and well managed.

Our ability to quickly assess challenges, determine appropriate responses, and execute creative and effective plans of action have brought our clients heightened visibility, new respect, and increased funding.

Strategic Partners

Some of the best in the business


Inspired Graphics


MSP | Cultivate
Cross-media + Digital Communications


Design + Technology

Our Clients

Some of the greatest people in the world!


  • American Associates, Ben-Gurion U. of the Negev
  • Building With Books/buildOn
  • Communities in Schools
  • Lauralton Hall (Academy of Our Lady of Mercy)
  • Manhattanville College
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art
  • St. Luke’s School
  • Tufts University
  • Xavier University (Ohio)

Hospitals & Medical Organizations

  • AMC Cancer Research Center/HIGH PRIORITY
  • Barnabas Health System
  • The Best of the Best AIDS Benefit
  • Centers for Disease Control Foundation
  • Children’s Specialized Hospital
  • Day Kimball Hospital
  • Highlands Foundation
  • Medical Technology Center
  • Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • Sunbury Community Hospital
  • Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT

Community & Social Service Agencies

  • America’s Promise/Promise to Our Youth
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Boston
  • CT Audubon Society/Pomfret Center
  • CT Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Bridgeport)
  • Fairfield County Community Foundation
  • Fairfield Museum and History Center
  • Ferguson Library
  • Greenwich Family YMCA
  • Guardian ad Litem Services/Melissa’s Project
  • Liberation Programs, Inc.
  • Lincoln Center
  • Massachusetts Cultural Alliance
  • Mercy Housing and Shelter
  • Norwalk YMCA
  • Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Rhode Island Statewide Coalition Fdtn.
  • Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame
  • Rockland Country Club Foundation
  • Rockville Public Library
  • Sage ElderCare
  • St. Luke's LifeWorks (Inspirica)
  • Senior Services of Stamford
  • Shelter for the Homeless
  • Special Olympics Connecticut
  • Stamford Chamber of Commerce
  • Stamford YMCA
  • Stonington Harbor Sailing Foundation
  • The Center for Family Justice
  • Thinking Animals, Inc.
  • Water Ridge: The Senior Residence
  • Westport Craft Show
  • Women’s Business Development Council
  • Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
  • WVIA Public Broadcasting


  • Howmet Corporation
  • Ingersoll-Rand
  • LandmarkPrint
  • Marriott Corporation
  • Marriott Senior Living
  • Services/Edgehill
  • MetLife
  • Mormac Marine Transport
  • Océ-USA
  • Pearse-Bertram
  • Manhattanville College
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Snapple Beverage Corp.
  • Thomson Corporation
  • UBS
  • Tufts University
  • Xavier University (Ohio)

Contact Us

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203 249-5383