I love my career working at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada as Director of Advancement working with supporters and alumni.
I believe being a fundraiser is the greatest career.
I hope you are leading an inspired career, too.
If you are feeling challenges in your career there’s a good chance that I’ve encountered it. I think in and out of the box – our sector can be challenging for creative, ambitious professionals on the rise. I like to help women come from a place of power – power they already have inside of them!
Together, we can see beyond the problem to find the solution for you:
- Strategize to secure meetings with an elusive donor,
- Uncover your confidence to make that big ask – maybe the biggest one you’ve ever made!
- Translate your big idea into a concrete plan to execute at your nonprofit (even if you are meeting resistance),
- Rediscover why you love the work you do – and steps to keep the inspiration alive,
- Discover skills to collaborate with challenging colleagues, or
- Plan how you will achieve that next career step – or find ways to create a happy niche where you are.
Other fundraisers say that I have a way of listening to and hearing them on the inside and then taking what I can hear, homing in on their strengths, and then giving them the courage
I have a wealth of experience on which to draw, having been a fundraiser in the U.S., Canada and for international causes. My passion is education, but I’ve also worked with donors in the healthcare, human
I offer one-to-one coaching packages of 4 one-hour
There may be times you want a coach. I would be delighted to work with you and…
… share my philosophy of “fundraising to the heart” to discover donors’ values
… help you find a solution that is authentically you, for your unique opportunity or difficulty
… offer expertise from a decade of major gift experience and two decades of broad fundraising work
… explain how I use high-touch philanthropy to better engage major gift supporters
… shine a light on your strengths and leverage your unique strengths and opportunities
I enjoy helping fundraisers tap into their own superpowers – sometimes it’s as simple as an hour of discussion and other times you may need deeper conversations about strategic direction, career advice or how you achieve your best results.
That’s why I offer coaching for fundraisers like YOU. We can have an initial 30 minute discussion, by phone or Skype, and then set a time to dig in for an hour or for a series of three or more session. Simply contact me. Prices are customized to your specific needs. And if I don’t have the answer you need, I have a network of fundraising BFFs who may be able to help!