An experienced consultant with a demonstrated history of strengthening nonprofits. Skilled in providing organizations with fundraising strategy, grant writing, board and leadership development, project management, and organizational assessment services.
I've served in a variety of roles over the past 20 years including fundraiser, executive director, event planner, marketer, board member and volunteer. I thrive on helping people and organizations achieve their vision.
My experience has taught me how to mobilize and work with nonprofit teams and Boards, how to move effectively through transitions, and how to successfully secure financial resources.
I have worked in all facets of fundraising and understand nonprofit management best practices. I specialize in fundraising strategy, grant management, board and leadership development, project management, and organizational assessment services; each essential in helping nonprofits set and meet strategic goals.
Much of my career has been in the nonprofit sector where I was a fundraiser for the National MS Society, Colorado Chapter. This position led me to a fundraising Senior Management Consultant role with the Home Office of the National MS Society (Denver), allowing me to gain a better understanding of nonprofit management and fundraising best practices. I then served as Executive Director of Partners for over seven years which further broadened my leadership and management skills, especially in grant management. Before my nonprofit career, I operated my own event planning and marketing business in Minneapolis for several years, working on projects such as Transportation Logistics for SuperBowl's XXXII-XXXV, DirectTV/Sting Tour lead generation, Target Women's Expo, Swedish Royal Visit, BI Worldwide-Account Managementand Oldsmobile's 100th Anniversary.
My experience in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors, including Partners Mentoring Youth, the National MS Society, and BI Worldwide, provides a wide perspective in fundraising and sales, team development, and organizational management.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and a graduate of the University of WI-Madison, I landed in Colorado in 2000 and currently live in Fort Collins with my family.