Community Advocates & Funders
Throughout every community we work in, knowledgable donors, funders, and investors are concerned about the lack of stability in the development departments of their community’s essential service, cultural and educational organizations.
You may be one of those people who wonders where the next generation of fundraising professionals will come from, committed to their work, energized by personal contact with prospective donors, and able to engage diverse groups for the greater good.
If you’re interested in investing resources into growing and strengthening the development professionals in your community, we’d love to talk with you. By building groups of supportive development colleagues and offering training that enhances every area of their work, we hope to encourage early and mid-career professionals to stay with the work, grow with their organizations, and contribute to the health and vitality of local nonprofits.
Funding for training and professional development is always a challenge. You can be a true hero to the organizations that mean the most to your community.
Learn more about what we have to offer here.
“Thank you for helping our team think strategically, not just about how we do our jobs . . . but especially why . . .”
- Nathalie Hobeica (Amsterdam)
"She gets to the core issues and develops holistic, inventive solutions."
- Lauren Gardier (Chicago)
"Joan has a very approachable attitude and subtle-yet-confident approach that resulted in her being immediately embraced by our development department when we first engaged her services in the summer of 2016. . ."
- Rev. Ann Steiner Lantz (Colorado Springs, CO)
"Joan, more than anyone I've ever met, understands that excellent fundraising does not just flow from your mechanics, but from your soul."
- Adam Breininger (Minneapolis, MN)
"You saw what I needed in terms of support and guidance, before I could, and managed to coach me even in those moments of uncertainty."
- Julia Parke (Brooklyn, NY)
"She is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and compassionate, and is fully invested in her work and enhancing the lives of the people around her."
- Heather Leas (Fort Wayne, IN)
"It is rare today to find someone so passionate, honest, and real."
- Jennie Renner (Fort Wayne, IN)
"[Can't tell you] how much appreciation I have for the critical and strategic thinking, quick wit and humanity you bring to all you do.. . . ."
- Kate Riordan (London)
"Thank you for helping us get where we are today in our development efforts. . ."
- Gloria Whitcraft (Fort Wayne, IN)
"She has experienced it all and she's willing to share her knowledge."
- Christina Brinker (Fort Wayne, IN)