Ann Fitschner
Raising Funds Effectively
310 Thomas Road
Hendersonville NC 28739
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
35
Consulting Experience (years):
17
Current Professional Affiliations and Licenses:
Licensed, Secretary of State, NC
Member of Association of Fundriasing Professionals
1 of 81 worldwide Advanced Certified Fundraising Executives

Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

Raising Funds Effectively was created to train paid staff and unpaid volunteers learn how to raise more money for their causes. I teach, coach and support volunteers and staff to raise contributions sothey benefit from experiencing the philanthropic exchange.

I have purposely worked in a broad range of organizational types such as healthcare, academic, grass roots organizations, enviromental and arts organizations to determine their commonalities and uniquenesses.

I enjoy working on specific projects such as capital campaigns or Board development, and love to train folks within an organization so they can understand the best development concepts and how they apply to their particular organization.

On-going relationships such as monthly coaching calls provide me great joy, as I help the organizaiton change its methodology to become more successful.

My first book, How to Start and Run a Nonprofit, was published by Barnes and Noble in 2006 and sold out in 2007.  I am currently co-writing a book entitled Daily Practices for God’s People, helping individuals learn how to engage in a deeper way with God.

I do not take a percentage of money raised but charge on an hourly or project basis.


References

Board Governance/Development

Hands-On
Board Assessment, Board Recruitment, Board Staff Relations, Board Training/Development, Governance and Committee Structure , Training, succession planning
Heather Boeke
Executive Director
(828) 697-8333
Board Training on Fundraising and Governance issues 2008
Pardee Hospital Foundation
Board Assessment, Board Recruitment, Board Staff Relations, Board Training/Development, Governance and Committee Structure , Training, succession planning
Myra Grant
Executive Director
828-696-4666
Board training on being an effective Board member; Board retreats; planning retreats 2007-2008

Communications/Marketing

The Free Clinics
Communications Planning, Event Planning, Publications
Judy Long
Executive Director
(828) 697-8422
Case statement, fundraising collateral material 2007-2008
Hendersonville Sister Cities International
Communications Planning, Event Planning, Publications
Bill O'Cain
President of the Board
828-692-4991
Organized the Taste if the World inaugural cultivation/education event for Hendersonvile Sister Cities International 2008

Fundraising/Development

Hospice of the Carolina Foothills
Annual Funds, Capital Campaigns, Case for Support, Fundraising Events, Individual Donor Appeals, Memberships , training
Beth Child
Director of Development
(828) 894-7000
Capital Campaign planning and consultancy: 2005-2007
Pardee Hospital Foundation
Annual Funds, Capital Campaigns, Case for Support, Fundraising Events, Individual Donor Appeals, Memberships , training
Myra Grant
Executive Director
828-696-4666
Capital Campaign planning and counsultancy for Emergency Department capaign 2000-2003

Organizational Development/Change

Pardee Hospital Foundation
Mission Review and Development, New Org. Formation & Incorporation, Organizational Assessment, Organizational Restructuring, Strategic Planning, Transition Planning
Myra Grant
Executive Director
828-696-4666
Strategic Planning 2007-2008
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Mission Review and Development, New Org. Formation & Incorporation, Organizational Assessment, Organizational Restructuring, Strategic Planning, Transition Planning
The Rev. Patty Mouer
Rector
828-254-2133
Advising on changing the church's development, communications and volunteer program 2007

Organizational Management

Interfaith Assistance Ministry
Executive Management & Coaching, Interim Search, Leadership Training, Staffing Patterns and Structure, Team Building
David Cook
Executive Director
828-697-7029
Staff team building training May 2008
Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Executive Management & Coaching, Interim Search, Leadership Training, Staffing Patterns and Structure, Team Building
THe Rt Rev, G. Porter Taylor
Bishop
828-225-6656
Canon for Deployment, responsible for helping churches find interim and permanent rectors; assisting volunteer leadership board (Vestry) with new roles and responsilbilities during interim changes; advising churches in transition 2003-2006

Training

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Training Implementation
Cathy Williams
Senior Director, Education & Research
800-666-3863
Teaching/training sessions for International Fundraising Conferences 2006, 2007
The Free Clinic of Henderson County
Training Implementation
Judy Long
Executive Director
(828) 697-8422
In 2005 The Free Clinics of North Carolina hired me to offer training for all the Free Clinics in NC. This was funded through a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation grant. As an additional part of that, I worked closely with the ED prior to Judy, and offered more hands-on training for them. Subsequently, I have worked with TFC on their capital campaign plan and implementation. Fundraising training is a specialty of mine because it is crucial that fundraisers see how all the pieces fit together prior to creating a reasonable annual development plan.