Free-Lance Consultant 1980-present
Provide fund development and other services to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

  • Funds development
  • Prospect identification
  • Feasibility studies
  • Preparation of case statements and grant proposals
  • Copywriting for direct mail and general publicity
  • Field research and interviews
  • Training in fundraising for board and staff
  • Seminars on grantsmanship and fundraising
  • Situational analyses for new product/market development

Development Director, The Management Center, San Francisco, CA 2001-2003
Directed all aspects of funds development for this nonprofit management services organization which serves Northern California nonprofit agencies.

  • Maintenance of major donor relationships with foundations, corporations and individuals.
  • Preparation of grant proposals.
  • Corporate sponsorship management.
  • General fundraising services to client nonprofit agencies.
  • Training and seminars for nonprofit leaders.
  • Writing for publications.

Development Director, Salem Lutheran Home, Oakland, CA 1990-1994
Directed all facets of funds development for full-service retirement community.

  • Annual appeal
  • Planned giving
  • Special events
  • Newsletter
  • Capital campaign
  • Donor cultivation and recognition
  • Public relations


Association of Fundraising Professionals Board member of Golden Gate Chapter, 2003-2006; Vice President-Education 2004-2006; Certified Fund Raising Executive, 1995 - present. Co-chair of 2002 Fundraising Day Conference which attracted more than 1,000 attendees.

UC Berkeley Extension, Instructor, "Grant Writing and Strategic Fundraising", 1995-1996.

Media Alliance, Workshop leader, "Grant Research and Writing", 1996-2002.

CompassPoint, Instructor, "Writing Successful Grant Proposals" and "The Nuts and Bolts of Fundraising", 1998-present.

University of Montana, Instructor, "Achieving Success with Effective Fundraising", 1999.

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