Meet Hannah Berger, Fitz’s Senior Consultant

Hannah Berger, M.P.A, began working with Fitz Nonprofit Consulting in the spring of 2016. Since then, she has become an invaluable member of the Fitz Team and my “partner-in-fundraising-crime”. Hannah’s specialty is as a philanthropy coach to nonprofit staff and board leaders. She pulls on her incredible experience and expertise in working with major donors…

Special Workshop: Board Management

Join Fitz Nonprofit Consulting‘s Senior Consultant, Hannah Berger, as she talks about Managing Up: Secrets to Stellar Board Engagement at The Hive at the Leichtag Commons on January 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Cost is $18 (includes lunch)! Sign up here! Details below. As a professional in the charitable sector, chances are you have big goals,…

Cheat Sheet: Highlights of the Giving USA Report 2017!

  Just in case you didn’t have a chance to read the full Giving USA Report… here is your cheat sheet highlighting the information you need to know!   Highlights of the Giving USA 2017 Report: A total of $390.05 billion was donated to nonprofits in the United States in 2016 –  almost an $11 billion increase from…

Huffington Post Article: Billion Dollar Blow Out

For the full article read below of click here to Huffington Post. If you had a billion dollars, would you give it all away?   Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates did it and then asked others to do it.   Mark Zuckerberg has  to do it.   And one of San Diego’s leading…

Union Tribune Article: Passion Key for Fundraising Careers

There was a wonderful article in the Union Tribune about me by Henry DeVries. Check it out below or here.   Many fundraisers feel that having an inadequate number of staff members who know how to garner donations is a key internal challenge holding their non-profit organization back from making more impact, according to a…

Want to learn how to develop a strategic plan for your organization?

I am teaching Strategic Planning in October for the University of San Diego Business of Arts Certificate Program. Even if you are not in the “arts and culture” sector, I would still encourage you to take the class. I will teach you how to develop a strategic plan for your organization and be provided all…

Teaching in my PJs this summer!

I just wanted to alert you that I am teaching an online fundraising overview class this summer for UC San Diego Extension’s Fundraising and Development Certificate. It is a great class that covers all the basics of fundraising and best of all, you can take the class from the comfort of your own home. Feel…

Book #17: The Importance of Educating Fundraisers

  “I always thought I would go back to school for my master’s.” I spoke to Valerie Livesay, a professional fundraiser and class of 2006 graduate from the University of San Diego, Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Through the program, she received: a comprehensive understanding of all facets of running a nonprofit organization access…

Book Post #3: Fundraising 101

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with Anne Farrell who is the Vice President of Philanthropy for Voices for Children during the day and professor for the fundraising class through the University of San Diego’s nonprofit masters program in the evening. I interviewed her about her fundraising course, Resource Development and Fundraising. “I am…