Elissa Schneider, Convergent Nonprofit Solutions Project Director

Elissa Schneider, Project Director at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Elissa Schneider Project Director I started my career lobbying for higher education funding for my alma mater. After catching the political bug, I jumped into the deep end as a political fundraiser and campaign staffer for campaigns and ballot initiatives in Ohio and Michigan. Then in 2005 I was recruited to transition into nonprofit fundraising, […]

Andy Coe, Convergent Nonprofit Solutions Principal

Andy Coe, Principal at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Andy Coe Principal I was fortunate to stumble into my nonprofit fundraising career at 26 years old. My first fundraising effort was to raise $2 million to expand Great Bear Recreation Park in Sioux Falls, SD. The challenge was daunting; however, we were able to finish over goal, under budget, and on time. The feeling […]

Tom Ralser, Convergent Nonprofit Solutions CFA

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Tom Ralser, CFA Principal & Director of Asking Rights “Why should I give your organization money?” When I began in this business in 1995, this is the question I was first asked to answer. Not only was this asked in my first feasibility study by a prospective donor, but from a company perspective, it became […]