"I don’t wish to be successful but I definitely wish to be successful in helping someone, sometime for something good."

- Manasa Rao Saarloos

  • Are you a nonprofit leader seeking to do good, but who realizes that GREATER resources are needed to change or save the lives of those whom you serve?
  • Are you a development officer seeking to evolve from being good to GREAT?
  • Are you a young professional who has just joined or is considering becoming a fundraiser?

We can help.

Through teaching, coaching and consulting we will empower you to move into the fundraising profession, advance your career, or raise more money for your nonprofit.


Fundraising doesn’t have to be difficult.

Our goal? To enable you to harness the power of the 5 i’s (identify, inform, involve, invest, and impact) to fuel your fundraising!

Our focus is on your growth, development, and success. What do we bring to conversations with you:

  • Nearly 20 years of experience as a front-line fund fundraiser or development director.
  • A successful track record of raising major, planned, corporate and foundation, and capital campaign gifts.
  • Experience collaborating with nonprofit and/or university leadership to plan and implement campaigns with $1 million and $80 million dollar goals.
  • Background as a coach to staff members and numerous individuals seeking to launch or advance their careers in fundraising.
  • Skill as a workshop facilitator and author of numerous articles published in Advancing Philanthropy (Association of Fundraising Professionals).
  • Commitment to serving the greater good.

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Sophie Penney, PhD, President