Because after more than 30 years in the nonprofit world, I still approach fundraising that way. I enjoy the dual nature of this work: half art and half science; half philosophy and half paper cuts.
The creativity and intellectual work keep me excited. The paper cuts keep me grounded.
My fundraising experience includes arts, community, social service, and education organizations. I’ve helped to build successful fundraising programs by focusing on great communications, sensible planning, and strong donor relationships.
How do you say your name?
Mary? No, just kidding. “Cahalane” rhymes with salon. Easy!
Helpful is my mission. Can I help you?
Hands-On Fundraising helps great organizations get even better.
I’ve spent a lot of time in shoes like yours. I know it can be a challenge to prioritize. And failure is not an option!
But don’t worry. I can help you map out your fundraising program.
You have to make smart choices with limited resources. Focus and planning will get you the results you need.
I can help you communicate better with your donors.
Your words have the power to build strong donor relationships – if you know how to use them.
I want you to succeed.
When we work together, I’ll be with you all the way. I’m convinced focusing on your donors is the key. Your donors can change the world. You just have to show them how.
1. Get in touch! Send me a message here.
2. If you’re ready to go, you can request a quote or ask about a cost-saving retainer program.
3. If you’d like to talk first, we’ll schedule some (free) time to see if we’re a good fit.
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