Welcome to Ansbach & Associates

Capital Campaigns to Fund Big Solutions

Interim Management to Turn Around or Grow

Social Enterprise & CSR Partnerships to Scale

About Us

We Help You Fund Your Biggest Ideas

We have more than 30 years of experience of managing successful capital and major gift campaigns for new programs, buildings, preserves, research, endowments, and much more.

We Help You Manage Through Times of Change

Organizations that are well-managed attract more funding. Sometimes executive leadership changes unexpectedly.  We step in to get you through that transition and help you strengthen your organization to give board, staff and donors confidence in your future.

We Help You Scale Impact With Social Enterprise and Corporate Partnerships

Visionary, sustainable disruption to solve social and environmental challenges is at the heart of social entrepreneurship.  Scaling your impact calls often for going beyond the limits of a donor-based business model.  Similarly, partnering with corporate CSR programs involves defining a relationship of mutual benefit.  We provide research, brainstorming, design thinking, and business planning services to support your efforts.

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Our Team

Charley Ansbach, Founder & CEO

Our Founder & History

This company was founded in 1985 in Sacramento by Charley Ansbach, who began as a campaign director for Ketchum, Inc.. It grew to become a successful fundraising campaign management service with clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. Mr. Ansbach then expanded it to include interim executive management services in response to requests from area organizations.  At the start of his career Mr. Ansbach gained national recognition as an early adopter of social entrepreneurship linked to government service and today teaches social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility at the graduate school level. He is called upon regularly by new companies for advise on sustainability.

Our Approach To Service

Ansbach & Associates provides onsite management for campaigns and interim executive services, as well as advisory services for CEO's and Development Directors.  These choices allow each client to match their needs for service to their budgets.

Associates & Partners

We have a carefully chosen group of associates in all the fields related to funding and management, including campaign management, online fundraising, promotion and communications, direct mail, forensic accounting, corporate life-cycles and more.  We custom build a team designed to meet the needs of each client and mange that team around a clear and achievable goal with measurable outcomes and regular reporting.


We have run major campaigns and provided management services to a wide range of organizations in healthcare, higher education, parks, environment, children's health, mental health, international micro lending, animal protection, historic preservation, the arts, and much more.

Indicative clients include University of California, Davis, Mercy Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House, California State Parks, Freedom from Hunger, The Leland Stanford Mansion Foundation, The Child Neurology Association, The Gorilla Foundation, Justice Fellowship, California State University, Sacramento, Kafue Park (Zambia) and the California Institute for Behavioral Health Services, to mention a few.


What size campaigns do you do?

We specialize in campaigns for $1 million to $50 million and above

Who does the day-to-day work of a campaign?

When we manage the whole campaign  the Board approves the project and goal, helps with leadership recruitment, promotes the project among peers, and solicits select donations.  The Executive Director approves the project to be funded and accompanies volunteers on select solicitations.  The Development Director provides case and donor information, assists select volunteers and integrates campaign records into the organization database. Volunteer campaigners do the majority of the solicitations 

When you do interim management, to whom do you report?

We report to whomever the Board designates, which is usually the Board Chair

How much does campaign management cost?

Campaigns generally cost between 3 cents and 10 cents per dollar goal

Do you work on percentage of the goal raised?

No, it is a flat fee per month to manage the process. That is very important when it comes to motivating volunteers and maintaining consistent management quality when campaigns inevitably hit challenges

Do social entrepreneurs work in the for-profit or nonprofit sectors?

Both. They basically focus on sustainable disruption using business methods to help solve entrenched social and environmental challenges in either sector

Contact Us

Ansbach & Associates

2012 H Street, Suite 103, Sacramento, California 95811, United States

cansbach@ansbachassoc.com (916) 374-7914 (office), (916) 718-9221 (mobile)


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment