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 currently a candidate for a master’s degree in Theology from the Franciscan Schol of Theology at University of San Diego. 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.
I am available to speak at conferences and workshops. Elsewhere on this website you will find links to my online courses, books, blogs, and free webinars. Recently I have affiliated with the National Development Institute and its Major Gifts Ramp Up Program.

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.

The Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud™

Is super platform has been designed to support organizations who successfully implement the Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ fundraising model. Recognized as the world's largest nonprofit digital resource library, the MGRU Cloud includes thousands of documents, tutorials, presentations, manuals, videos, audios, curriculum, and exams vital to enhancing your nonprofit's performance. Fundraisers save hundreds of hours as they CUT-AND-PASTE their way through projects using fresh material they now own.
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