Advancement Advisors Group

Advancing Your Skills:
Launching Your Fundraising Career

Thursday, April 23, 2020

New to fundraising or considering a career move? In this session we’ll explore why fundraising is an increasingly popular career option, the role of a fundraiser in nonprofit organizations, and the steps necessary for advancing your career.

Participants will explore:

  • The top ten reasons to consider a career in fundraising
  • The qualities of a great fundraiser
  • The importance of a culture of philanthropy to a fundraiser’s success

Join us! And get your career off to a strong start!

Register now! Class size limited , so please register early.

Thursday, April 23, 2020
9:00 am – Noon
CoLab 18
Nova Place
100 South Commons, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Cost: $50
Beverages and snacks provided.

SPECIAL OFFER for class participants ONLY: one-hour personalized coaching session with either Maureen or Summer for only $50 (discounted from Advancement Advisors regular hourly rate of $150). Take advantage of this special offer when you complete the registration form.

Course Faculty

Maureen Mahoney Hill, CFRE
Principal, Advancement Advisors

With strategy, creativity and integrity, Maureen Mahoney Hill, CFRE, counsels nonprofit clients to help them meet – and often exceed – their fundraising goals. Since starting her consulting practice in 2006, she has helped clients raise $16 million, bringing her career fundraising total to more than $40 million.

As a Principal with Advancement Advisors, Maureen builds fundraising, communications and marketing capacity in nonprofit organizations. Her practice focuses on board training and development; coaching; planning and strategy development for major and planned gifts; fundraising plans; and audits and feasibility studies.

A long-time Certified Fund Raising Executive, Maureen recently added to her credentials by achieving the status of Master Trainer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Her vast knowledge and dynamic style make her a sought-after speaker. She was one of the featured speakers at the Big 12 Development Conference in 2017 and has given presentations at numerous nonprofit and philanthropy conferences in the region. Among the topics she is most frequently asked to address are fundraising trends, major and planned gifts, individual giving and development audits.

Summer Dean
Consultant, Advancement Advisors

Summer Dean joined Advancement Advisors when the firm launched in 2016. With more than 16 years in fundraising, she brings expertise in education and faith-based organizations to the Advancement Advisors team. Summer started her fundraising career at Penn State University as a tele-fundraiser, trainer and supervisor while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in business management. There she was first introduced to the art of cultivation and solicitation.

After five years as a successful sales manager at Pepsi, Summer felt led to pursue a career in which she was able to positively affect people’s lives. She served as Development Officer and Director of Development at The Neighborhood Academy, then later joined Crossroads Foundation as the Director of Development. Summer’s current work with clients focuses on developing comprehensive fundraising plans and cultivation strategies; building infrastructure and enhancing development strategies; and researching and identifying potential supporters.