Maureen is an energetic development professional with a broad range of experience fundraising in both the non-profit and higher education sectors. Throughout her career she's gained experience in development strategy, major gifts, moves management, annual fund, alumni/donor relations, strategic cultivation, stewardship, day-of-giving programs, development writing, corporate partnerships and more.
Immediately before launching MKFS, Maureen served on the advancement team at Antioch College; a college closed in 2008 but working to re-open as an independent liberal arts college committed to access to higher education, social justice, environmental responsibility, and community. As the College worked to earn its accreditation, students attended tuition free, meaning the fundraising efforts were the only source of revenue for the venture. Maureen gained experience unlike any in her career to date, personally responsible for raising $2M of the College’s $20M annual need. She spent each day thinking creatively and strategically, and being bold and persistent in making the ask. After that “once in a career” experience helping re-open a college, Maureen committed to taking all she had learned and working with non-profits of all shapes and sizes to solve their own fundraising needs, including strategy, case development, special events, communications, major gifts, annual fund development, targeted giving campaigns and more.
Since launching MKFS, Maureen has worked with dozens
of non-profit clients, both in the US and internationally, to solve their
fundraising challenges and improve outcomes.
Maureen prides herself on providing clients with creative solutions underpinned by a foundation of proven strategies. As the Principal Consultant at MK Fundraising Solutions, Maureen seeks to partner with clients to build improved systems, provide fresh thinking and track results to demonstrate ROI. She believes that fundraising activites should be designed to cultivate meaningful and lasting relationships with donors, with the end goal of building sustainable funding solutions for organizations.
Clients appreciate Maureen's exceptional ability to organize and execute, all while encouraging a collaborative team environment. Stemming from her own passion for fundraising, she is skillful at motivating others and producing results.