Above, Members of the Donegan Elementary School Green Team pose with a recycled bottle cap mural they created. Client: Sands Bethlehem

Community relations. Nonprofit fundraising. Brownfields redevelopment. (...and more.)

Our Mission

Since we work with a wide array of clients in a variety of ways, sometimes explaining exactly "what we do" can take a while to explain. So let's just say that when there is a need in the community, we aim to help our clients fill it. Whether it's helping large employers decide where their charitable dollars are invested in the community, managing a real estate development project that takes over 10 years to come to fruition, or mining a database for potential major donors, we take on projects that help improve the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley. For a sampling of the services we provide, see below. 

What WE DO

Real estate development

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) development
  • Grant writing, administration – government, corporate, foundations
  • Feasibility analyses and research
  • Project management
  • Downtown improvement planning

Community relations

  • Corporate philanthropy
  • Employee engagement
  • Advocacy & government relations
  • Developing community partnerships
  • Public community outreach
  • Liaison between client and the public

 

    Strengthening non-profits

    • Interim development consulting
    • Nonprofit management, implement best practices
    • Special events
    • Accelerate nonprofit growth
    • Interim/emergency development officer
    • Strategic planning
    • Board recruitment, management, coaching
    • Database management, data mining
    • Major gifts strategy development
    • Take things off of their plate
    • Expertise for hire

    “Lehigh University began working with Taggart Associates on a variety of initiatives focused on improving Southside Bethlehem in 2012. Taggart’s collaborative approach to community and economic development has really helped further cement the strong relationship between the University, the City of Bethlehem, and many other stakeholders in our community. Their deep roots and knowledge of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley are an invaluable resource and their passion for supporting this community really shines through in everything they do.”
    — Adrienne J. McNeil-Washington, Assistant Vice-President, Community & Regional Affairs, Lehigh University

    “The sheer breadth of issues that Taggart Associates helped us manage on the Simon Silk Mill project was amazing. From site planning, to environmental, to grant writing and administration, to engaging private partners, to overseeing engineering design and construction, they played an invaluable role in our ability to navigate an incredibly complicated process.”
    — Richard McAteer Board Member, Easton Redevelopment Authority