Fundraising & Finance consulting
Coaching, teaching, and training for nonprofits to achieve sustainable funding.
Nonprofits often hire their fundraiser and then breathe a premature sigh of relief. They assume success follows, but too often this can be a recipe for organizational disaster. Do these sound familiar?
"I wished I knew how to navigate our Board. They're great people but they assume that I'll raise all the money."
"There is tension between staff and our development department: they think we'll chase after anything to raise dollars and we are so frustrated because they don't understand funders are looking for new solutions to our clients' problems."
"Do any other development professionals feel like they were set up for failure from the time they walked in the door?"
Coaching the fundraising leader to achieve team success for the organization in tandem with the executive and program directors will make the difference in the long-term sustainability of the organization.
Whether in a one-person shop or overseeing a department, the development director’s role is pivotal both internally and externally.
Mary’s career started in fund development. She has taught fundraising to individuals in academic settings, trained hundreds of urban and rural nonprofits leaders in Colorado, and established formal fund-development mentoring programs to foster best practices for small-to-mid-sized organizations.