How Can I Help You?

Is your nonprofit financially stuck?

Are your fundraising results good but you never get ahead?

I've been there. And I moved things forward. Now I want to share my secrets with you.

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About Joanne

Joanne Oppelt is a seasoned rainmaker with a distinguished track record of success. During her more than 30 years working in the nonprofit arena she has built or rebuilt successful fundraising systems at every stop, helping her organizations grow capacity and meet more mission.

She has held the positions of Program Development Manager, Director of Community Services, Development Director, Assistant Executive Director, Executive Director, and Consultant..Her extensive experience in a variety of work roles and organizations enables her to understand the realities nonprofits face. Her effective interventions help exectuive directors create fundraising cultures and adopt proven financial techniques to find new and hidden resources and grow.



Imagine a world where your nonprofit can: 

  • Buy the equipment and technology it needs.
  • Build its reserves. 
  • Expand its programs.
  • Meet more need.
  • Finally get ahead.

Engage with me and we will create that future together.

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My latest articles

The Executive Director’s Guide to Putting Out Fundraising Fires

Jun 22, 2021

A Strategy for Data

Jun 15, 2021

How Much Does It Cost You to Raise Money?

Jun 08, 2021

In Pursuit of Both Mission and Money

Jun 01, 2021

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What Others Are Saying

Christiana Mbazigwe
Executive Director

Obviously an expert in her field.Thank you Joanne, for giving back by sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience helping not-for-profit organizations develop their fundraising structures and strategies.”

Janet Sarkos
Executive Director

Because of the effective structure Joanne put in place, it was easy for me as next executive director to get on with the work of fulfilling our mission and deepening our services.”

Amos Siedu
Executive Director

You are such a wonderful resource person. Your teaching methods are simple to understand and follow. They are  also practical. 

Debbie Duncan
Director of Member Services

In our collegial interactions over the years, Joanne has always been very responsive, quick to contribute from her extensive knowledge and experience, yet maintaining a pragmatic grasp on reality. Grounded in integrity, she is driven by a sincere desire to make a difference.