Melissa has worked with nonprofit organizations in fundraising and research about fundraising and giving since 1989. Her background includes a decade as editor of Giving USA: The Yearbook of Philanthropy. She brings more than 10 years of consulting experience to Carter with emphasis on data analysis, including annual fund assessment, constituent surveys and studies of national and regional trends.
Focus at Carter
Carter partners who have worked with Melissa find that she focuses on using data and inquiry to create “actionable knowledge” for advancing their missions. She goes the extra mile to deliver reports and training that partners can use almost immediately to help them raise more funding.
What I enjoy most when working with a partner
Every partner has developed approaches that have worked so far to raise funds. I love introducing new ideas and improvements that can help engage more donors more deeply in the organization’s work.
Our consultants offer years of experience with the expertise and talent needed to create effective strategies for engaging philanthropists in productive, rewarding ways.
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