Founder of MRW Consulting. Highly skilled--and successful--at helping nonprofits make the most of their hidden assets in the areas of fundraising, board training/development, strategic planning, and public relations.
Prior to launching MRW Consulting in 1994, I served for 17 years in Development Officer, Development Director, and Executive Director positions with major local, regional, and national nonprofit agencies such as the Boy Scouts of America, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (now Learning Ally), and Volunteers of America. Earlier, I excelled in the field of marketing public relations as an account executive with Harshe-Rotman & Druck, Inc., an internationally renowned, New York City-based public relations firm.
As a consultant to nonprofits, I've helped nonprofits of all sizes and missions realize their potential in the areas of fundraising, board training/development, strategic planning, and public relations.
--Optimized a large United Way’s administrative, fundraising, and marketing capabilities by streamlining its board structure and providing governance training to all trustees.
--Orchestrated a first-time major gifts fundraising effort for a human service agency, generating new funding in less than 18 months amounting to 30 percent more than the organization’s annual operating budget.
--Enabled a prominent, $40 million Philadelphia social services agency to overcome serious developmental challenges ranging from poor staff/board leadership and communications to pervasive morale problems and widespread program inefficiencies. Solutions provided included an in-depth organizational assessment, conducting the agency’s first-ever strategic planning effort, and recruiting a new and highly accomplished CEO.
--Conducted a national study for a prestigious health care organization, enabling it to defuse trustee conflict and determine how to effectively grow and manage its endowment.