Author Archives: Susan Suarez

About Susan Suarez

I am a nonprofit management and fundraising consultant. I have 30 years experience in the philanthropic sector including senior level positions in management, fundraising and grantmaking. I started consulting in 2003, working with local nonprofits and with community foundations nationally. My experience as Executive Director of Eden Autism Services Florida, President of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Vice President of Marketing and Development for the Community Foundation Silicon Valley, and Development Director for the American Red Cross in Palo Alto, CA provides a deep background in philanthropy and management to benefit my clients.

Measure more than money

It is the end of the year – how will you measure your fundraising results? Are you watching these other vital measures? Even if your fiscal year is not over, year-end giving is still important and this is a good … Continue reading

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Yes, you too can have a planned giving program

Are you wondering how to start a planned giving program? Are you concerned about having the time to manage another fundraising program? Here are some tips to get started in a simple, easy way.  Bequests and other planned gifts are … Continue reading

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The real pot of gold: relationships!

Relationships. Donor-Centric. A Culture of Philanthropy. As people involved in philanthropy and fundraising, we use and hear these words all the time. But what do they really mean in terms of actions? Your nonprofit needs relationships with donors, board members, … Continue reading

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Your board retreat is over — now what?

Your Board Retreat is Over. Now What? You and your board are energized! What a wonderful retreat! You tackled important issues and made some key decisions. Now everyone is heading to their cars, and you wonder, what comes next? How … Continue reading

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