Dinah Swain

Dinah Swain, Project Director at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Dinah Swain Project Director “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead From a very young age, I understood that service was a way of life.  Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, to missionary parents, I saw first-hand […]

Elissa Schneider

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

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, CFA

Tom Ralser

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 […]