Elizabeth Holler Hunter, CFRE & Angela Kemper, CFRE
HunterKemper Consulting
50 Panola St
Asheville NC 28801
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
34
Consulting Experience (years):
23
Current Professional Affiliations and Licenses:
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Licensed Fundraising Consultants, State of North Carolina & other states

Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

Our Mission: At HunterKemper Consulting, our mission is to help you make the greatest impact possible on the people and causes you serve. Principals Elizabeth Holler Hunter and Angela Kemper apply more than 60 years of combined fundraising experience, advanced education in communication and organization development, and advanced professional certification to meet the unique needs of your project, fundraising program, and organization. We have earned the professional designation of Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), which is held by approximately 7,200 professionals worldwide. We have successfully raised millions of dollars through annual funds, membership programs, feasibility studies, and capital campaigns.

Our Strengths:

  • Solid Fundamentals. Relationship-based fundraising is the foundation of long-term success. We have an in-depth, experiential knowledge of fundraising—both principles and practice—and its application to Annual Funds, Membership Programs, Planned Giving, and Capital and Endowment projects.
  • Strategic Focus. Strategic focus is essential to achieve annual objectives or to accomplish lengthy projects such as capital campaigns. You need a customized plan to maximize the resources available for the project. We will build it together, and then we will provide clear, concise project management that keeps the process moving yet remains attentive to the countless details.
  • An Integrated Approach. Every fundraising program or project exists in the context of a larger organization, community and industry. Strategic fundraising and communication must go hand in hand with strategic organization development. We work with you to analyze and better understand current systems and processes, build your organization’s infrastructure, and plan for a sustainable future in the context of trends and best practices and innovation in the nonprofit sector.
  • Application of Data. With our strength in hard analytical tools, from software to database systems, we guide you in essential tracking of prospects and project components. Through a comprehensive analysis of your data, we create a Donor Strategy Map that segments donors based upon their giving history and capacity, and provides clear strategies for effective acquisition, renewal, upgrades, and stewardship.
  • Skilled Communication and Facilitation. Effective communication is critical for success, whether it relates to articulating your vision or mobilizing staff and volunteers to advocate for your mission. It’s your story, and we support you to tell it in the most compelling ways possible. Through group facilitation and training we help bring people together and empower them to fulfill their strategic roles.

Elizabeth Hunter, MACFRE, has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development/Organization Development from Western Carolina University and a B.A in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a professional executive coach.

Angela KemperMA, CFRE, has a Master’s degree in Communication Studies and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She taught Strategic Communication for the MBA program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University for four years.


References

Board Governance/Development

Nokwisi Initiative
Strategic Planning & Board Development
Elaine Eisenbraun
Executive Director
828-226-7523
Facilitated strategic planning, developed decision-making model, supported building organizational infrastructure in the areas of governance, communication and fundraising. 2020 - 2021
Vecinos Farmworker Health Program
Board Recruitment, Board Staff Relations, Board Training/Development, Governance & Committee Structure, Strategic Planning
Marianne Martínez
Executive Director
323-341-5095
Facilitated three board retreats and planning processes for strategic planning, board development, and board engagement in fundraising. 2017 – 2019

Communications/Marketing

Avery Humane Society
Mission, Core Messages, Rebranding, Media Relations, E-Communications
Gwynne Dyer
Executive Director
828-733-2333
Review of mission, development of core messages, organization rebranding, development of e-communication strategy and plan, media relations. 2019 – 2021
Eliada
Fundraising & Organization Postitioning
Julie Heintish
Director of Development
828-254-5356/828-231-4576
Developed narrative statement, core messages and case for support and advised to enhance donor-centered communication and writing to donor motivation. 2020

Fundraising/Development

Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation
Annual & Campaign Fundraising
Lesley Platek
Vice President
828-733-2013
Counsel for successful $6.7 million capital campaign and build out of annual fund fundraising infrastructure and program. 2017 – 2021
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
Feasibility Study & Campaign Counsel
Dan Leroy
President & CEO
828 236-3769
Campaign planning, feasibility study, and campaign counsel for Centennial Campaign. 2019 - 2021

Information Technology

Warren Wilson College
Database Analysis & Portfolio Development
Zanne Garland
Vice President for Advancement
828-771-2038
Database analysis and portfolio development. 2016
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Database Analysis & Major Donor Management
Leah Craig Fieser
Executive Director
828-505-3440
Database analysis, wealth screening, and major donor portfolio management. 2021

Organizational Development/Change

Asheville Jewish Community Center
Strategic Planning & Organization Capacity Building
Ashley V. Lasher
Executive Director
828-253-0701
Strategic planning, community surveys, and organization capacity building. 2018 - 2019

Organizational Management

Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation
Organization & Executive Coaching Culture & Change Initiatives
Lesley Platek
Vice President
828-733-2013
Support for organization change initiatives, department structure and roles review, executive coaching - 2019 – 2021
Playing for Change Foundation
Executive Management & Coaching, Leadership Training, Team Building
Thea Karki
Director of Programs and Operations
310-558-2900
Comprehensive organization development in areas including human resources, board engagement, fundraising, internal systems and communication and Executive Director - 2010 - 2016

Program Planning and Evaluation

National Farm to School Network
Needs Assessment, Outcomes Measurement, Program Analysis, Constituent Surveys
Helen Dombalis
Executive Director
919-247-2537
Design and administer comprehensive evaluation of large-scale grant-funded programs. Includes membership and partner surveys, focus groups, interviews, metrics tracking, and process evaluation. 2017 - 2021
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)
Needs Assessment, Outcomes Measurement, Program Analysis, Constituent Surveys
Molly Nicholie
Co-Executive Director
828-273-5429
Outcomes measurement, surveys, evaluation plan and reporting. 2015-2021
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