I'm Beth Ann.
I'm passionate about coaching fundraisers to connect with donors and raise more money.
Are you ready to grow?
"I have extensive experience but still found our sessions to be highly motivating. Thank you."
"Beth Ann brings positivity, ideas that spark my creativity, and knowledgeable insights on dealing with donors."
"You're a glass-half-full kind of person, so you build on our positives while positively challenging us where we may be missing the mark."
"What makes Beth Ann unique? Unpacking and clearly communicating tactics to reach out to individual donor prospects, providing "sample" language and draft scripts to utilize in conversations, connecting very quickly into the roots of our mission and purpose and bridging that to fundraising and donor conversations, seeing the big picture of the organization alongside fundraising goals, incredibly positive energy balanced with being direct and practical in coaching."
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD
As a fundraiser or nonprofit leader, you guide donors to transform the world through giving. Sometimes, you need someone who can help you break through the blocks, leap over the challenges and keep learn. I'm ready to help you use all your talent and experience and move to the next level. Here's how we can work together:
My coaching style is one of positivity and possibility. I'll seek to understand where you are now and learn from you what your aspirations are and career trajectory, whether for the short- or long-term. Together we will build on your experience, expand you donor relationship skills, and hone your leadership and team style. I want you to manage your work, rather than have it rule your life.
Nonprofit success is built on creative strategy, thoughtful planning and determined focus. If you're a nonprofit leader who wants to maximize community impact and sustainable fundraising, let's explore your goals and desired outcomes. We can chart a course to get you and your team where you want to go. Together, we create a plan with strategies that are paired with measurements to track progress.
Courses + Workshops
Fundraising and nonprofit work is rewarding - and challenging. I've developed resources and courses meant to help YOU to be more successful. Using best practices, researched strategies and tactics to use to increase relationship building, grow giving, donor retention and to bring donors closer to your mission and impact. Whether you're a new nonprofit leader or seasoned fundraiser, take a look!
VP of Philanthropy & Engagement, Methodist Retirement Communities
"Beth Ann is a seasoned fundraiser with countless ideas and what seems like boundless creativity. She is quick to share word-tracks based on situations described that can be used immediately following the coaching session. Her creativity and solid understanding of people make her a brain-storming whiz often times suggestion as many as 3 or 4 (or more) different ways to tackle a particular challenge or possibilities for opening a particular donor. I find her positive and encouraging, but not shy to share ways that we can grow. My team and I have grown significantly through our association with Beth Ann!"
Major Gift Officer, Children's Hope Alliance
"I have worked with several coaches over the past 40 years and Beth Ann has been the most helpful. I say this because she is present during our conversations; she hears what is being said and what isn't being said. The suggestions Beth Ann has shared with me to break through various barriers have worked beautifully, allowing me to accomplish my goals faster. She gave me the push I needed to be my best and the step-by-step approach to accomplish the mission. I feel like she is my cheerleader, and with her encouragement, there isn't anything to too tough to tackle. She has incredible talent as a trainer. I'm all in!"
Development and Communications Director, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
"Beth Ann is an exceptional leader in nonprofit fundraising with a true gift for helping organizations think through major gift fundraising. Her vast experience in this work gives her the ability to quickly evaluate strategies and tactics for a range of donors. She gave practical steps and language for our small team to use while we were in the process of establishing our major gifts program. Her coaching was inspirational, supportive, and ultimately essential in our journey to connect more supporters with our mission to end human trafficking."
Manager, Alumni Relations and Development, LORAN Scholars Foundation
"Beth Ann, our annual alumni campaign wrapped up and I'm excited share our results. We smashed our fundraising goal, so far raising $205,000, the most we've raised from any alumni campaign! I feel confident that the training you provided our volunteers was the secret sauce to our success this year [Spring 2021]. Thank you so much, Beth Ann, for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. I hope we'll be able to work together again in the future."
Executive Director, Future Possibilities for Kids
"Beth Ann provides me with relevant, creative and well thought-out guidance which I virtually always integrate into my fundraising. Her advice has helped me expand our donor base and helped FPK broaden programs we provide our kids. She is easy to work with and brings out strengths and the best in people and within organizations. Any charity or fundraiser working with her stands to gain significantly from all she has to offer."
Executive Director, Yesh Tikva
"As a new nonprofit Executive Director, fundraising seemed daunting and unattainable. Coaching with Beth Ann I have learned better techniques for approaching fundraising and engaging our community. She is more than just a coach, she truly cares about making our nonprofit succeed in supporting others."
My work, play and life take place on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples – the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/ Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
As part of the Canadian settler community, I include the above acknowledgement as a small but important step towards reconciliation with the Indigenous Canadians.
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I share my advice to master the skills and techniques you need to be a top relationship fundraiser. It's a mix of information and insights on asking, focus, gratitude and the alchemy of fundraising.
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