Marianne Pekala

Fortifying Nonprofit Boards and Leadership by Mastering Philanthropy

It's time to shake things up! As a skilled development professional, consultant, and educator with over 20 years of experience, I can help you transform your struggling organization into a thriving multi-million dollar business.
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How can I help you?

On-Site & Virtual

My philosophy is simple – to be your faithful adviser and provide your organization with the knowledge, tools and expertise needed to change your approach so you master philanthropy.

Campaign Readiness

Assess your organization’s readiness to determine whether you need a costly feasibility study or whether you can run this campaign on your own.

Board Retreats

Inspire and engage your board to master philanthropy and ensure your strategic plan is worthy of your investor’s support.

Experience. Credibility. Impact.

Common threads often surface when nonprofit organizations talk about their challenges. Some of the trials and tribulations of nonprofit organization I often hear are...

I wish I could...

  • Engage the right people on my Board
  • Find the money we need to grow our Mission
  • Move our organization to a higher level of impact
  • Get the word out about us and the amazing things we do

These limitations can be transformed to be your organization’s greatest strengths. Execution – and allowing change to occur – is key! To experience change, many times strong leaders need to engage a trusted partner who will help focus the organization’s leadership on creating your personalized roadmap to success. Starting with a simple three step approach, I am pledging to earn your trust and be your partner guiding you to implement solutions to whatever your biggest issues are. I would like to work with you to...

Perform a Reality Check – I will assess how your board and resource development programs are performing today.

Create Your Strategy – Applying the results of the reality check, I will work with you to create your customized roadmap to success.  We will talk through tough questions and draw lines to clear objectives.  We will engage your Board and leadership staff to determine goals with doable action steps, an agreed upon timeline and measures of accountability for all.

Celebrate Success – Change is constant and only implementation will increase performance. I will walk with you on each advancing step and ensure you have the right strategies and tools your board and staff need to close the gap between strategy and execution.  My commitment to you is to be your trusted partner and I will celebrate with you small successes as you carry out your roadmap to success.

Additional Resources

North County Philanthropy Council

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Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter

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Association of Fundraising Professionals

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