Drake Consulting Services

Database & Infrastructure Development for the Non-Profit World


Drake Consulting Services

I will bring to our work the experience I have gained partnering with non-profit organizations for over 20 years on infrastructure development and fundraising database design and maintenance topics. I have demonstrated experince in all facets of fundraising, strategic planning, human resource management, prospect research, fundraising database creation, volunteer coordination, board development, and non-profit marketing.

In addition to consulting, I am currently the Director of Development Information Services at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington where I've been part of the management team for 15 years. I oversee a donor/prospect database with over 300,000 records and manage a team of gift processing specialists, a business analyst, and prospect researchers. Raiser's Edge is the fundraising software utilized by the 50 member Development team.

Prior to arriving at the Hutchinson Center, I managed a non-profit organization, raised money from individuals and corporations, coordinated volunteer/board members, and set up donor/prospect tracking systems for other non-profit agencies.

I am frequently a guest speaker on non-profit database and infrastructure topics nationally, and I'm currently an instructor at the University of Washington in their Advanced Fundraising Certificate Program.

I have worked with several donor tracking systems and I have been on the “front-line,” asking donors and prospects for money. My diverse background in fundraising with small and large non-profit groups helps me analyze problems from different perspectives and develop solutions that can help everyone in your organization.

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