Why am I the one to help you? I am one of slightly more than 100 professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In my thirty-plus years as a philanthropic consultant, I have managed capital campaigns that have raised more than $50,000,000, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals,

I am a graduate of Alvernia University, with majors in banking and finance and theology/philosophy, and a minor in communications. I am also a Master Teacher, graduating from AFP’s Faculty Training Academy. I served on the Association of Fundraising Philanthropy (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy Board and the Professional Advancement Division for AFP. I am a past president of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Sierra (Nevada) AFP chapters. I received the Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year award from the Eastern Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, and Sierra (Nevada) chapters of AFP, was honored with the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Service to AFP and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Las Vegas AFP chapter.

While my consulting practice is limited because of my active teaching and writing career, I take on a limited number of clients each year and offer coaching services.


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Board Development Programs

Is your board of directors an energetic, enthused, harmonious group, committed to the mission of your organization, knowledgeable about and able to help your organization’s fundraising efforts?

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Capital Campaigns

In most cases, I recommend conducting a feasibility/planning study before entering into a capital or endowment campaign. The feasibility/planning study can help determine the likelihood of a successful campaign, educate your constituents about your organization’s needs, and begin the donor cultivation process.

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Case for Support

Why do you need a case for support?

People give because they believe in your mission, vision, and values, and because they want to make a difference in the life of a child, a person, a family, their community, or the world.

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The Development Plan

If you need help with your plan, I can work with you to create a plan that will work and focuses on all aspects of your organization that affect fundraising.

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Virtual Development Audit

My Virtual Development Audit makes the process quicker and less expensive. I will ask you to complete a comprehensive survey of your development program and ask your board members to complete a survey about their knowledge of and involvement in your fundraising activities. You will get a comprehensive audit report back within two weeks of completing the surveys.

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Strategic Plan

I can help design your planning process, conduct planning meetings in person or virtually, and help evaluate the internal and external SWOT that will affect your planning. I can facilitate your planning retreat and prepare your planning document. Contact me for more information.

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