About the Webinar
Have you considered approaching your district about partnering on a large capital project to benefit your students? Have you been considering bringing the idea to your board of directors?
This webinar outlines the foundation needed to embark on a capital campaign for your district and the basics of campaign planning and execution. From doing a feasibility study, writing a case for support of the project, recruiting the right leadership, working with your superintendent and Board of Education, cultivating leadership gifts, keeping the campaign moving, engaging volunteers and running a community campaign, this workshop will walk through the fundamentals of capital campaigns from A to Z.
About the Speakers
Debbie Sontupe, President
Match Nonprofit Consulting
With over 23 years experience in fundraising, communications and management in both the non-profit and higher education sectors, Debbie provides consulting services and project-based leadership in helping organizations in the areas of building and managing development programs, campaigns, major gift fundraising, board development, alumni relations, annual fundraising efforts and public relations. Prior to starting Match Nonprofit Consulting, Debbie served as a Senior Financial Development Consultant for Daxko T2 Consulting where she worked with YMCAs across the country in all aspects of financial development. Debbie served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mercy College in NY. She provided campaign direction at Rutgers University where she was responsible for the planning and operations of the largest campaign in university history, a $1 billion comprehensive campaign initiative.
Debbie has served in several leadership roles in the YMCA, where she held the positions of vice president of operations as well as the vice president of marketing and development. She also served as a national trainer in all aspects of fund development for YMCA of the USA. She currently serves on many non-profit boards and has served as board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, NJ Chapter. She recently earned her Certification of Education Foundation Leadership from National University. Debbie holds a Master of Education from Rutgers University.
Molly Servais, Senior Consultant
Match Nonprofit Consulting
Molly has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and leadership. She has worked for national nonprofit organizations including the Arthritis Foundation, Junior Achievement and the YMCA. Molly’s vast experience includes developing annual giving programs, special events, grant writing, corporate and foundation relations, board development and governance and volunteer management. In addition to professional nonprofit management and fundraising experience, Molly has also served on numerous nonprofit boards. She has served on the Morris Educational Foundation Board of Trustees for the last nine years and recently served as board chair for three years. Molly earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University.