You want guidance and a sounding board.
You're overwhelmed by everything on your plate, and you haven't even gotten to the fundraising problems in front of you yet. How are you supposed to learn a whole new skill when everything needs your attention (stat)?
Your fundraising program is in good shape, so that's not what's keeping you up at night. It's you and your fundraising skills that need some TLC.
But it's more than that. Your fundraising is tied so closely to your leadership, that you need someone who understands the whole package.
You never know what's going to pop up, and you need the flexibility to deal your needs of the moment.
You don't have to struggle alone.
I've been in your shoes and I get it.
I know what it's like to be a nonprofit leader with too few staff, not enough resources, and never ending demands on my time. That's why I'm so passionate about helping nonprofit leaders like you overcome your fears, anxieties, and doubts about your leadership and your fundraising.
The grounding you need to succeed.
My unique expertise is your secret weapon.
You've got a lot going on, and in a moment it can all change (global pandemic, anyone?). When we work together, you decide what we cover based on your needs in the moment. Our coaching work is focused on your leadership, and often that intersects with your fundraising. With me, you never have to leave those fundraising questions at the door.
My undivided attention, for two hours each month.
Twice a month, I'll be the one on Zoom (because everyone's doing it and OMG how efficient are we with our time?) with my mug of tea ready to help you problem solve and strategize, bringing in resources and some serious lived experience to help you along the way.
Unlimited document review.
You get my feedback on documents you've developed in between meetings within 48 hours, so you keep momentum going in your work.
"Oh boy, that just happened" urgent calls for help.
You live in the real world, and real stuff happens when you least expect it. Even in between our scheduled meetings. If you need some urgent support, you get unlimited 20-minute calls to deal with time sensitive emergencies. I won't leave you hanging.
I'm your new problem solving,
best-practice-loving work wife.
You bring the big vision of what your organization could be, your questions, your challenges, and your barriers to success.
I bring an outside perspective grounded in an understanding of your experience and absolute faith in your leadership, sprinkled with some tough love and direct feedback. You get to learn from my successes and mistakes, plus all I've learn along the way about best practices and what others have done (that have failed and succeeded).
Building your leadership, one pot of tea at a time.
My clients have struggled with pieces of their work that they just weren't sure how to do well, and they weren't sure how to move forward. With support, they're finding their footing and building confidence in their leadership.
They aren't spinning their wheels, trying to figure out how to build an organization that's impactful. They're doing it.
"I always feel so much calmer after spending an hour with Megan. Things fall into order. I feel supported and validated and that is priceless."
Sarah Dooling, Executive Director
Mass Climate Action Network
"As a new Executive Director, working with Megan has been invaluable. She has insightful feedback for every topic I throw her way, from staffing to HR to board development and governance to establishing organizational values. Working with Megan has given me confidence in my decision-making and has helped me navigate some tricky situations. And she's been an encouraging role model throughout. During my first six months as an ED, her support has been indispensable."
Monica Manoski, Executive Director
Essex Art Center
I didn’t know what a development plan should look like before working with Megan, I just knew I needed to have one. Megan provided a model, gave me a framework that put all of the pieces in place, and asked the right questions to build a thoughtful strategy for fundraising growth. Even before we were done with the development plan, I was on track to raise $117,000 more than I would have without the plan.