For the past 21 years, I have had the pleasure of leading teams to create transformative development strategies within higher education and non-profit organizations. I do this because I care deeply about philanthropy and development as a career opportunity, and I truly believe the best investment a development leader can make is in talent – because nurturing and leading people creates lasting philanthropic relationships.

It is for these reasons that I have officially launched KDD Philanthropy. In my expanded role as Fundraising Coach and Consultant, I will be working with non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education to help them transform the way they practice philanthropy, grow talent, and approach the future growth of their organizations.

KDD Philanthropy will focus on my two unique areas of expertise that speak directly toward growing our profession: Fundraising Essentials and Strategic Talent Management.

My approach to fundraising and talent management has been an integral part of my leadership throughout my career. It has led to comprehensive programs in pipeline development, talent acquisition, comprehensive recruitments, powerful onboarding programs, individualized retention strategies, and in-house professional development and training programs.

I am so excited I now have the opportunity to share these practices with other dedicated development colleagues like you, so that your organization grows and thrives.

I am kicking off my business with two of my hallmark programs. Launching this fall, Development Inspirations is a monthly coaching and consulting collaborative series committed to fundraising best practices and talent development. This is an affordable and ongoing program for fundraising professionals dedicated to fostering passion, inspiration and validation in their career pathways.

I will also offer Fundraising Essentials Bootcamp on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, an intensive, daylong training that is both affordable and features a hands-on approach. The workshop will transform your approach to development, and open your eyes to new ways of building critical relationships for your organization while growing your strategies and solicitations. Attendees leave the workshop with real tools to enhance focus, discipline and tools to support stronger outcomes for their organization.

Learn more about Development Inspirations and Bootcamp here. 

I invite you to learn more about KDD Philanthropy on my website. Thank you for joining me on this exciting journey!