How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy is a bi-weekly interview podcast with fundraising consultants. Hear how individual consultants and consulting firm leaders got their start. Learn what it takes to launch your practice, the tools you’ll need, and the hardships you may face. Discover what it takes to build a fundraising consultancy. Check out How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy by MarketSmart.
Michael Rubin is the Principal and Founder at Michael D. Rubin & Associates. Michael has been running his consultancy since 2002 and has built his business to support 4 other consultants, which help meet his client’s needs.
Scott Koskoski is a Senior Performance Mentor at BrightDot. BrightDot focuses on coaching fundraisers to reach their goals. Scott got into fundraising because of his experience getting a scholarship and meeting the donor who enabled him to go to college and shares from this unique perspective as a fundraiser directly impacted by a donor.
Mary Cahalane is the Principal at Hands-On Fundraising. Her consultancy focuses on copywriting and teaching nonprofits a donor first approach to fundraising.
Hannah Zollman is the Founder and Principal at Mission Driven Fundraising. Her focus is on helping mission-driven organizations build their fundraising departments to be self-sufficient and successful.
Amy Varga is the president of the Varga Group. Learn about her background as a fundraiser and a university professor to future fundraisers. We also dive into how she determined what services to offer and how to create a successful and profitable consultancy.
Amy is a very thoughtful business owner and she shares some invaluable information for those looking to start your own business.
Elise Saltzberg is the owner of Saltzberg Consulting and is an expert at grants and shares the ins and outs of running a business focused on researching and writing grants in this episode.
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excellent episode w/Sherry Quam Taylor
Super impressed with the depth of this convo—so much covered in one episode! I've worked with Sherry on past projects and can attest: She knows this field and knows how to help NPs grow.
Just getting started
I’m only a few episodes in, but I’m furiously writing down ideas! Thanks for capturing this great feedback about how these talented and successful consultants got their start in the business.
As a veteran fundraising director starting out on my own, I found this podcast filled with useful advice and insight. Thanks!