Thanks to our volunteer facilitators we were able to provide 87 trainings to 1,557 participants in 2011!
Frank Abdale has been teaching fundraising and advocacy at the Support Center since 2009. He is Principal of Abdale Consulting is the co-author of “Practical Abundance: A Comprehensive Guide to Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits.” Frank has a proven track record of successful grant writing as well as writing and editing numerous publications, articles, and manuals. He has helped design two on-line grant application processes for the funders Altria Group, Inc. and MAC AIDS Fund. As an Executive Director and a consultant he has successfully submitted numerous on-line grant applications and trained staff at several agencies to do the same.
Bryan is President of FAB Communications. For over a decade he has been responsible for putting his nonprofit and for-profit clients in media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and various network and public television news programs. Bryan belongs to Business Network International, The National Business Association, and Business Briefing Network.
Merrill has over 20 years of experience in adult education, writing, research, publication design, and fundraising. She has consulted with organizations working in economic development, the arts, affordable housing, and health care.
Matt is the VP of Development at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and previously served as Director of Development at El Museo del Barrio. He oversees all aspects of fundraising, including membership and individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants and special events. Matt has also held senior posts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Local Development Corporation and the Museum of the Moving Image, among other positions.
John is Senior Fellow at the Support Center. John is a recognized leader in nonprofit and human/social service management with over 20 years of experience (10 as an executive) in the public service sector. John is a professor in Nonprofit Management at NYU's Wagner School for Public Service, a New York City United Way Executive Leadership Fellow, and a member of Coros Leadership New York. John has a MPA from NYU and a MBA from American Public University.
Don is the Executive Director/CEO of the Support Center. He has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and is nationally recognized as a trainer and consultant in the areas of grants and funding development, developing effective boards, nonprofit leadership. He has held numerous positions in tri-state area organizations, including Board Member, Director of Research & Development, President and CEO. Don has been an affiliated consultant to BoardSource and is a trained facilitator of BoardSource's self-assessment process. He has served on the New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Awards selection committee. Don holds a BA in Psychology and an MS in Leadership and Strategic Management, and is an adjunct instructor of graduate studies at Manhattanville College and NYU's Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
Michael facilitates board workshops and is a consultant specializing in board development with over 20 years of experience in nonprofit board and managerial leadership. Michael has worked with the boards of more than 40 nonprofit organizations in strategic planning, board development, retreat facilitation and transition management. He is the lead consultant for the United Way Linkages program, the Chair of Governance Matters, and a faculty member of Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy. Michael holds a BS in mathematics from New York State University College on Long Island, a JD from Columbia Law School and an MPh from Yale University.
Daniel started volunteering at the Support Center in 2010 where he facilitated How to Ensure Effective Management of US Government Funding. He is Principal and Founder of Stepladder Consulting, LLC, providing leadership coaching, facilitation and OD consulting to the not-for-profit sector. For over twenty years Daniel has enhanced organization effectiveness while in leadership positions at NGOs dedicated to environmental conservation, public health, inter-cultural education and the performing arts, with budgets ranging from $30,000 to $75 million. His technical expertise includes board governance, strategic planning, human resource development, budgeting & financial modeling, non-profit accounting, grants & contracts administration, international operations management, project launch & close-out, and IT project management. Daniel has worked in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and throughout Latin America, and is fluent in Spanish.
Sarah founded Big Duck in 1994 with the belief that nonprofits would benefit from the for-profit sector's best branding and marketing strategies. Today, Big Duck works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money and awareness. Clients include AmeriCares, Hale House, Robin Hood Foundation, and United Way of NYC. Sarah was featured as a 'Top Fundraiser Under 40' in the February 2006 issue of Fundraising Success Magazine, and is an adjunct faculty member at NYU.
Gary is the principal of Eisenkraft CPA and Associates, a New York City firm specializing in nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the Not-for-Profit Committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Gary has over 20 years of experience in accounting for nonprofits and has lectured at various forums, including the New York County Lawyers Association and Workshop in Business Opportunity. He has written for Innovation Journal, Focal Point, and the New York Times.
Amy is the Principal and Owner of Tri Point Resources, a full service consulting firm for nonprofit organizations and foundations. Before creating Tri Point Resources, Amy served for more than ten years in the nonprofit sector as a director of development in large and small organizations, including the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College at Rutgers University, and Shelter Our Sisters, a battered women's shelter. For these organizations, she raised millions of dollars through event planning, grant writing, capital campaigns, direct mail, and major and planned gift solicitations.
Nancy facilitates Time Management. She is Founder and President of People Potential and has provided consultation and training services to public and nonprofit organizations since 1983. She applies her direct service experience in government and private agencies to her work, and is a specialist in team building strategies, leadership development, and work load management. She holds an MSW from Hunter College.
Meredith facilitates Volunteer Management. She is a Community Development Specialist for the Retired & Senior Volunteer Programs of the Community Service Society of New York. She has over 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit arena in the areas of case management, outreach, advocacy, and volunteer management with various populations including persons experiencing homelessness, Holocaust survivors, older adults, and English learners. Meredith is the co-chair of the Professional Development Committee of the New York Association of Volunteer Administrators.
Andrew facilitates Risk Management for Volunteer Programs. He is a partner with Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and concentrates his practice in tax law with an emphasis on domestic and international tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving and philanthropy. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge and experience in structurings, organizational audits, development, planning and daily operational matters of tax-exempt organizations. Andrew is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Harriet facilitates Coaching Tools for Leaders. She completed the NYU Executive Coaching Certificate and is a member of the International Coach Federation. Harriet has been the Chief Operating Officer at the Support Center since 2002 and is responsible for all internal operations including finances, administation, human resources, program operations, communications and technology. Previously, Harriet ran a small business for 15 years. She has a BA in Political Science from Fordham University.
Susan facilitates business and strategic planning and marketing and communications. She is president and founder of ARTISIN®, LLC, a business development and management services for the arts and cultural sector. Her passion for and participation working in continually evolving and changing communities benefits her clients by customizing services for implementation, examining the organization from a holistic base rather than piecemeal, and providing all aspects of planning including strategic, business, marketing and fundraising, in addition to concentrating on organization and capacity building. Her services include board retreats, visioning sessions, focus groups and town hall meetings. Susan is on the board of Craft In America and has served on the board of CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund). She serves on the advisory and work committees for ArtsPlan NJ and on several committees; she has chaired the steering committee for the Arts and Business Council of New York, National Arts Marketing Project New York.
Having worked in both the corporate and entertainment industries, Laurie Krauz brings great skill from a remarkably eclectic educational and professional background to her work as a Public Speaking, Presentation and Interview Skills Coach. With a degree in Social Work from Penn State (1976, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and graduate study in Finance at New York University, she began her professional life as an officer at a major Wall Street bank. In time, Krauz followed her musical calling. She is an award-winning jazz vocalist who has performed with a number of luminaries at such legendary venues as The Blue Note, Town Hall and Birdland and has been named one of the top 525 jazz vocalists of all time in an upcoming book by noted jazz critic, Scott Yanow.
In the early 1980s, Laurie took a seminar in personal presentation to help define her own image as a performer and found herself drawn to the artistry and practicality of the concepts she learned. She began studying these principles in depth, and worked as an apprentice for a number of years before branching out on her own as an Image Consultant. Laurie has helped men and women from all over the world and all walks of life achieve their own personal and professional styles while developing their ability to offer dynamic, compelling presentations. Her seminars and lectures have been presented at law firms, corporations, financial institutions, nonprofits and universities. She has been featured internationally on BBC Television, and in numerous publications throughout the U.S.
Janet Levine has worked in the nonprofit and educational sectors since 1988, beginning her career at USC. Just prior to starting her consulting company, she was VP of University Advancement at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Other positions included Dean for External Relations at Pasadena City College, Executive Director of the Foundation at El Camino College and development positions at the American Film Institute, the University of Oregon and the Reason Foundation. In addition to consulting for a wide variety of nonprofit and educational organizations, Janet regularly teaches courses in non-profit management, fundraising and grant development, both face-to-face and online.
Andrée facilitates Training of the Trainer and is an affiliate consultant with the Support Center. She is President of Andrée Lockwood Associates, and has over 20 years of experience as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator. She conducts workshops and facilitates retreats on topics including communications skills, "training of the trainer," time and stress management, and customer service. Representative clients include: Fund for the City of New York, Grand Street Settlement, Maimonides Medical Center, New York Public Library, Project FIND, and UJA-Federation of NY. Andrée holds a Divinity degree from the University of London.
Holly Lyttle has over 20 years experience in the field of human and business development and training. She has worked with corporations, international groups and non-profits planning, developing and facilitating strategic planning sessions, meetings and trainings. She has helped Boards and leadership teams to develop strategic work plans, run retreats, facilitate focus groups, and taught over fourteen subjects including leadership, management, conflict management, personality profiles, and conducting productive meetings. Holly has significant experience as a volunteer leader, having served as the President of: Family and Children’s Service of Monmouth County, the Monmouth County Arts Council and the Junior League of Monmouth County. Holly has also served as a Director for the Association of Junior Leagues International. Holly has over 15 years of experience holding leadership positions on nonprofit boards. Holly’s professional career includes over ten years as a Senior Training Consultant with AT&T, working with all levels of management to recommend and deliver training solutions. Other corporate clients include Metlife, Mary Kay Cosmetics and the Federal Reserve Board. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers’s Graduate School of Business. Holly has a B.S. in Organizational Behavior from Rider University and an M.B.A from Drexel University.
John Magisano brings 25 years of experience in government and nonprofit and management assistance organizations in the fields of HIV/AIDS, hunger and nutrition, youth and education, senior services, legal assistance, community development, supportive housing and anti-poverty programming to his organization development practice. He is passionate about helping community-based organizations achieve their missions through excellence in programming, governance, sustainability and strategic alliances and integrating learning on all levels of their organizations.
John has presented on nonprofit management and organization development topics at local and national conferences, including The US Conference on AIDS, The Alliance for Nonprofit Management, The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and Creating Change-National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
In addition to his consulting practice, John is an ordained minister with a Master's in Divinity from New York Theological Seminary. He is certified in organization development by the NTL Institute, economic development finance by the National Development Council, interim executive leadership by the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, and spiritual guidance by the Guild for Spiritual Guidance. He is currently co-chair of New York Technical Assistance Providers (NYTAP) and chair of their Program Work Group, a member of the Organization Development Network of NY.
Tony facilitates planned giving. He is founder and Managing Director of Martignetti Planned Giving Advisors, a company dedicated to supporting compelling nonprofit missions. He inaugurated the planned giving programs for Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and St. John's University in New York City. As Director of Planned Giving at St. John's, he raised $20 million dollars in five years. He is experienced in the relationship-building, marketing and technical aspects of planned giving. Over the years Tony has trained and motivated volunteers on boards of trustees, campaign committees, and advisory boards.
Gilles faciliates Interim Executive Leadership Training and is a Senior Associate at the Support Center. Most recently, he completed Interim Executive assignments at Abraham House, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York and Abraham House. His consulting experience covers a broad range of organizational work in the nonprofit sector, including executive leadership transition, organizational restructuring, mission change, search, development, as well as addressing structural deficits.
Barbara facilitates Strategic Planning, Non-Financial Managers Guide to Financial Statements, and Budgeting for Grant Proposals. She is a Senior Partner in Management Solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, LLC, which provides consulting, training and management services in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, board development, fundraising and overall organizational development. Prior to joining Management Solutions, Barbara was a Senior Staff Consultant at the Support Center.
LAUREL MOLLOY is Founder & Chief Consultant of Innovations Quantified (IQ). Since 1999, IQ has been helping organizations increase their impact through its training, program design, and outcome measurement services. Clients include local, national, and international agencies like the Actors Fund of America, Atlanta Women's Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs, FDNY Counseling Unit, Riverkeeper, and the UN International Labour Organization.
Laurel has been a trainer and affiliated consultant at the Support Center for over a decade, and is known for her practical and engaging approach to outcomes-related work. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU Wagner, and wrote the widely-utilized guidebook, Finally - Outcome Measurement Strategies Anyone Can Understand.
Tonia is on the Support Center Leadership Council and President/Founder of MDI Consulting. Tonia provides outsourced CFO services and assistance, designs and installs accounting systems and procedures, and provides telecommunications consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She taught Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations at the New School for Social Research and was an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. Tonia received her MBA from Columbia University and her BA from Macalster College.
Regina facilates workshops at our New Jersey location. She is the President of The Leadership Group and has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Regina has worked as an executive director and interim executive director with state and local governments, and as nonprofit board member. She has an MPA from Rider University.
Ginny is President of Ginny Pulos Communications, Inc., where she helps clients communicate facts and ideas with power, passion and persuasion, and also to develop leadership abilities that allow them to achieve excellence. Some of her clients include Gods Love We Deliver, the New York Times, Johnson & Johnson, The Tiger Woods Foundation, and UNICEF.
Pat has been affiliated with the Support Center since 2002 in many capacities, including as a volunteer facilitator of workshops, affiliated consultant, C.O.O. interim, and most recently the Interim Director of Consulting. She consults (PRQuickhelp) nonprofits and foundations both large and small. Areas of expertise include proposal writing, strategic planning, program planning, research, and organization assessments. Fields of expertise include health, developmental disabilities, and domestic and substance abuse. Pat has a Master's in Public Administration from Pace University and has completed advanced coursework in alcoholism studies from Rutgers University.
Raymond Rigoglioso has spent his career in the nonprofit sector, serving as a communications, fundraising writing, and management consultant for the last 11 years. Raymond is an International Coach Federation-certified life coach and innovator in bringing coaching to the sector. In his individual coaching work, he has helped nonprofit leaders become more effective communicators, strengthen their leadership skills, set priorities, and gain the clarity to take right action. He developed Strategic Visioning, an organizational coaching model that has helped nonprofits gain clarity of vision and purpose at crucial junctures, such as prior to a strategic plan. And he has trained nonprofit writers on how to use coaching and powerful interviewing to improve their effectiveness. He has extensive experience in branding and message development, and has a winning track record in writing private foundation, corporate, and government grants.
Robin facilitates Stewardship. She is the Deputy State Director, Principal Gifts at the The Nature Conservancy. Previously, Robin served as Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Development at Columbia University Medical Center. She has also worked as the AVP for Continuum Health Partners, the Development Director of the Ms. Foundation, museums, other environmental and women's organizations. She teaches fundraising at Columbia University, NYU, and the Support Center.
Adrienne Rubin brings over 20 years of experience as a volunteer and volunteer manager. She is the Executive Director of the Princeton Education Foundation, which raises money to support excellence in the Princeton public schools. She is the former Executive Director of VolunteerConnect, the volunteer center in the greater Mercer County area. In that role, she helped potential volunteers find suitable nonprofit organizations and community groups, and provided volunteer management training, professional development and support to nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Adrienne served as the Associate Director for Class Affairs at Princeton University for 13 years, managing Princeton Reunions and supporting class volunteers and alumni community service and civic engagement programs. Adrienne has been a Support Center facilitator since 2008.
Ruthellen is a frequent workshop facilitator and an affiliate consultant for the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. She consults to nonprofits and philanthropies to address short term fundraising challenges and/or to design long term strategies to build sustainable development initiatives. Ruthellen has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of fundraising as a member of several nonprofit and institutional boards and also professionally as a fundraiser and marketing specialist. She is a professor at the George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at NYU, Ruthellen teaches courses in technology, nonprofit board effectiveness and the annual appeal.
Deidre has been facilitating Volunteer Management at the Support Center since 2009. She is a Project Director for the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of the Community Service Society of NY. Her main role is managing program evaluation, which includes overseeing the agency’s evaluation software. She is also responsible for the agency’s AmeriCorps VISTA program. Deirdre has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years, in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, program implementation and volunteer management.
Nancy publishes the Getting Attention blog and e-newsletter for nonprofit communicators. Nancy also founded and runs Nancy Schwartz & Company (NS&C), providing results-driven marketing and communications services to nonprofit and foundation clients. She draws on many years of diverse experience, on staff and as a consultant, with organizations as varied as the National Association of Mothers' Centers, New York Botanical Garden, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Association of Small Foundations. NS&C's specialties include branding, communications planning, message development, online communication innovations, and developing revenue streams for nonprofit organizations.
Ettie Shapiro, LCSW, is a coach with over twenty-five years of experience as a Psychotherapist and an Executive. Ms. Shapiro has dedicated her career to creating positive change for organizations, individuals, and their communities.
About The Prospect Finder and Maria Semple:
Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder LLC, is an experienced
researcher, trainer, and frequent speaker on prospect research, email
marketing and simple social media strategies. She consults with nonprofit
organizations, financial services firms and small businesses interested
in finding their best prospects for long-term business relationships.
Maria Semple authored two downloadable and interactive e-books, filled
with dozens of prospecting resources. For additional information,
Geri serves 'good businesses' as President of Stengel Solutions, a strategic planning and marketing firm, and Ventureneer, online professional development. Geri co-founded Women's Leadership Exchange, a social enterprise. She also headed marketing for Dow Jones Information Services and launched Physicians' Online. She is Vice Chair of Governance Matters, was a past board member of National Association of Women Business Owners-NYC, and teaches Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise at The New School.
In 2009, Marian co-founded QWiPS™ a distributed Social Voice™ platform and utility that allows one of the most powerful tools for self-expression – your voice – to be integrated into social conversations. Stier helped manage the startup from concept through developing the site user experience, and technical build to a successful launch. Post launch she was responsible for managing the company’s key clients and evolving go-to-market strategies in response to the ever-changing social and mobile media landscapes. Clients under Stier’s management included the global advertising agency JWT, Oxygen, Humana and Nestle.
Farra is Vice President of Client Relationships and Strategy at Big Duck, a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money and awareness. Farra's expertise focuses on helping nonprofits use the internet (email, websites, social media, multimedia, etc.) to connect with donors and activists. Farra holds an MS degree in nonprofit management from The New School and currently serves on the board of the NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.
David is President of ThirdWay, Inc., a marketing training company, and the author of "Whats in a
Name? Branding Comes to the Nonprofit World;" published in the
2004 edition of the Journal for Nonprofit Management.
He has over 15 years of marketing and management experience
and has worked for Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, and Citigroup.
David is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at NYU. His book
on entrepreneurs, "Accidental Branding: How Ordinary People
Create Extraordinary Brands," was published in March 2008.
John Vogelsang has been working with nonprofit organizations and NGOs for over thirty-three years and is currently a Senior Associate at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management in New York City and a fellow of the Michael Harrington Center, Queens College, CUNY. Dr. Vogelsang has consulted with nonprofit organizations in the areas of leadership capacity building, board development, strategic planning, conflict transformation, participatory evaluation, and strategic restructuring. He serves as a coach for many executive directors, and he has facilitated numerous board and staff retreats and executive director peer learning groups. His clients have included foundations, human service agencies, mental health agencies, community health centers, universities, professional associations, social justice and environmental organizations, and HIV/AIDS service providers. Dr. Vogelsang has published many monographs and articles on organization development and leadership issues and is the editor of the OD Practitioner, the journal of the Organization Development Network. He is also Visiting Professor in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management at the SIT Graduate Institute, A Program of World Learning.
Cathy provides career, executive,
and depth coaching to individuals seeking to increase their
personal and professional fulfillment and realize their authentic
talents and goals, through her business Self-Leadership Strategies. She has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector
including work as a training director at the Support Center,
a recruiter, and an organization development consultant. Cathy
has an MSW from Smith College and a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan
Janet facilitates the majority of the Support Center's Management & Supervision Certificate trainings and is an affiliate consultant. She is a human resources and organizational development consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Her consulting expertise includes supervisory, leadership, and management development; employee relations; employment regulations; executive and management coaching; meeting and retreat facilitation; and organizational assessments. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was the Managing Director of Employee and Volunteer Resources at GMHC, and held senior and corporate HR positions in the publishing and financial printing industries. Janet has an MSW from NYU.
Marie is an affiliate consultant with the Support Center. She trains and consults internationally in the areas of fundraising, board and staff development, strategic planning, executive director coaching, effective meetings, supervisory skills, and team building. She was formerly a Senior Staff Consultant with the Support Center.
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