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, […]

Fredrick Mckinley

Capital Campaign Consultant at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Fredrick Mckinley Project Director What makes my heart break? This is a question that I continue to ask myself daily. For the past 10 years, I’ve worked in many places with a variety of experiences. Nonprofits make my heart break because there is much work to be done. I’ve encountered testimonies from investors/donors throughout my […]

Kirby Hiscox

Kirby Hiscox Senior Director, Funding Strategy I enjoy helping people succeed… Consulting with organizations, coaching individuals, and volunteering for nonprofits throughout my life, I am most excited at this stage in my professional career to watch the scale and impact of how my fundraising efforts make a significant difference out there in communities across our […]

Christen Cowan

Christen Cowan Director of Development After 10 years in government accounting, I found my way to the nonprofit industry through trial and error. I spent four years in direct client services, focusing on families experiencing housing insecurity. Though I loved the one-on-one connection with those families, I often wondered what else I could do to […]

Erin Bemis, IOM

Erin Bemis, IOM Senior Project Director My career has been spent working for and with nonprofit organizations in a variety of roles, and I’ve recognized that success for one brings achievement for many. A nonprofit with a strong mission, support for initiatives, and a team dedicated to success can achieve much more than its primary […]

Jackeline Alers

Jackeline Alers Senior Project Director Jackeline has 22 years of business development and donor relations experience within corporate, chambers of commerce, government, and national nonprofit organizations. She has a proven track record of successfully leading the research, planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of innovative groundbreaking strategic advocacy programs, specializing in diversity outreach and stewardship. An […]