The Fundraiser Coach
I coach fundraisers who want to shine + thrive.
As a fundraiser, you’re hired to secure gifts, but your priority is more than that. If you’re an ambitious fundraiser who already understands the importance of relationship fundraising over transactional gifts, let’s talk. If you’re ready to move beyond where you are now, let’s go.
As your coach, I’ll help you hone your craft, uncover your innate talents, and expand specific skill sets to secure your next career achievements. We may focus on better understanding donors to connect with your charity’s impact. Or sharpen your leadership skills as you manage up, down, and sideways.
When we work together, your coaching experience will be holistic, authentic, and tailored to you.
Wherever you are now, you and I will determine the tools to further your success. You can count on me to draw on my 20+ years’ experience and sprinkle in inspiration. I’ll expect your enthusiasm, commitment, and full involvement. The solutions and suggestions will be based on insights that you and I identify together.
And if you feel frustrated by culture, hindered by past circumstances or held back by self-doubt or uncertainty – I’ve been there. I understand how to navigate transitions and quell the fears to allow you to shine.
Together, we will identify your key talents and unlock your hidden powers. We then create your Game Plan, build skills recommended just for you, and unleash your confidence.
Let’s discuss your needs and aspirations during an initial 45-minute chat.
When you’re ready to dive in, you’ll have different levels of engagement to choose from, from daily check-ins that will jump-start your goals to bi-weekly sessions that focus on long-term wins. If you’re a mid- or senior-career fundraiser we can determine how best to take you to the top of your game.
- Traditional Coaching – bi-weekly meetings over two to six months, depending on your needs and how far you wish to go.
- High-Intensity Coaching – when you need to rally out of a slump, get over a hump, or prepare to jump, I offer two 60-minute meetings to review a fundraising plan, coach you for the interview process, or help with a specific challenge you are facing.
- Coach on Call – I’m here for you on whatever you may need! Pep-talk, problem-solving, or specific major gift challenges. 60 minutes each month with roll-over minutes available because fundraisers are busy!
If you are interested in more focused coaching on raising your game with donors, I also offer:
- Gratitude Audits – I work with you to
Kerin Brasch | Executive Director, Girls on the Run Puget Sound | Seattle, WA
Thank you for the one-hour coaching call we had helping us prepare higher asks of our donors for our signature event.
Your help has so encouraged me. Out of the 10 donors we discussed, I have 3 pledges so far for $2,500 at the auction and I’m not even close to being done!!!!
Dank, Gracias, Vivlen, Merci, Grazie, Tak, Obrigato… don’t know how to say thank you enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jessica Bouchard | Associate Director, Presentation House Gallery | North Vancouver, BC
Beth Ann is a passionate manager of people and process, and builds purpose within a team for the task at hand.
She brings creativity and energy to even the most conventional fundraising programs, and since working with her I find myself asking “what would Beth Ann do?” in my planning and execution. And she’s fun! You will not forget a session with her – such energy, enthusiasm, creativity and generosity. She remains a trusted mentor to this day.
Erika Magnuson-Ford | Executive Director, Terrace Chamber of Commerce | Terrace, BC
Working with Beth Ann was amazing in many ways. Her passion is contagious. As I was new to fundraising, learning the basics, tools, and working with donors could have been very stressful and difficult.
With Beth Ann as a mentor, her excitement and extensive knowledge made my job much more enjoyable. Beth Ann is approachable, fun, passionate, and knowledgeable. These qualities ensure that everyone who works with her becomes more passionate about their projects, donors, and roles.
With Beth Ann’s guidance, I was able to pick up the basics of fundraising and working with donors. Thankfully, although we now work with different organizations, Beth Ann is as approachable as ever and I know she is willing to share her knowledge and experience if I need.
Rickesh Lakhani | Executive Director, Future Possibilities for Kids | Toronto, ON
Beth Ann represents the growing voice and next wave of fundraising and philanthropy. She is a thought leader in the sector who is highly involved and dedicated to it. She has a genuine appreciation for the power of donors to influence and uplift the world around them. She also has extensive experience and demonstrated results behind her. And yet, she is very humble and keen to grow and learn from others, making sure her fundraising knowledge and repertoire are up to date.
During our idea exchanges and discussions, Beth Ann always provides me with relevant, creative and well thought-out guidance which I virtually always integrate into my fundraising approach. She is very easy to work with, highly driven and most importantly, brings out strength and the best in other people and within organizations. She also creates a positive space with her warm, kind and very fun energy. Any charity or fundraiser working with her stands to gain significantly from all she has to offer.
Claire Askew | Wellness Warriors Program Coordinator, Native Education College | Vancouver, BC
Beth Ann has been a wonderful support to me as my mentor through the Association of Fundraising Professionals mentorship program. She has spent many hours sharing her fundraising knowledge, experiences and practical strategies with me.
For example, one meeting I brought a draft copy of an event sponsorship package I had created and Beth Ann went through the package in great detail, providing helpful tips about matching images and text effectively along with writing clearly and persuasively. This resulted in a much better sponsorship package. Furthermore, I have also been able to apply this advice to improve other program communication materials.
I’ve received valuable advice from Beth Ann in many other areas as well. She has assisted in mapping my career path, job interview preparation and overcoming new challenges at work. She has often helped me to see things in a new and productive way and has helped me to resolve delicate situations.
One of the things I love the most about being mentored by Beth Ann is her feminist approach. She listens carefully, asks questions, is respectful and is always encouraging. Instead of a top down approach, we discuss the issues that I am facing and she helps guide me to the most beneficial outcomes. She has shared interesting resources with me and she has shown me how to incorporate a focus on gender in grant applications and other fundraising communication materials.
Beth Ann is warm and generous and lots of fun. She is a lovely host and we often have tea and goodies at our meetings. I don’t think I could have found a better mentor! Thank you Beth Ann!
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