Hello, I'm Joanne Oppelt

I help executive directors build sustainable fundraising systems that produce high returns on investment in terms of both mission and money.

Having spent more than 30 years in the nonprofit arena as a volunteer, program developer, grant writer, foundation officer, statewide technical assistance provider, federal grants reviewer, development director, executive director, and consultant, I've developed programs from scratch., found funding for new programs, and rebuilt broken fundraising systems. I turned around a failing agency. I know what it takes for an executive director to be successful.

Your main goal is to not only survive, but thrive. You want to be able to meet the pressing needs your community faces. You want your staff to have the tools they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. You want to recruit and retain quality employees. And all this takes money. 

Money I can help you get. I know how to fundraise on a tight budget. I know how to leverage resources so costs go down. I know how to rally the community to support your mission. I know know how to build relationships that produce positive, long-lasting programmatic and financial results. I've done it before. Skip all my years of trial and error and learn from me. 

As an international trainer, prolific author, and former college professor, I know how to impart what I have learned to others. Take advantage of my experience so you can start surpassing your financial goals today.  

Let me help you exceed your fundraising budget, build your financial reserves,and help you grow your impact and advance your mission. Talk with me. I am just a click away.  

Tell me how I can help your nonprofit

"In our collegial interactions over the years, Joanne has always been a consummate professional, 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 from the very basic and individual level to the grand scheme of the goal in mind.   Not only extremely competent, reliable and honest, Joanne is caring, friendly and fun loving in the process, so she brings out the humanity in all of us."

Debbie Duncan, Director of Member Services, Center for Non-Profits

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