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Helping Organizations Grow
To Meet Their Mission

For more than 20 years, I’ve helped organizations grow to meet their mission. I do this by applying culturally sensitive approaches to fundraising, communications, organizational management, and strategic planning so that organizations can have a measurable and lasting impact in the communities they serve.

My proven ability to quickly understand the needs, values, and culture of an organization and the community it serves, and then turn that knowledge into action, has resulted in organizational growth and success. I’ve scaled organizations amid natural disasters, leading them through systemic change, and assessed and restructured whole organizations as well as development and communications programs quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines. 

Most importantly, I’ve done all of this as a mission-driven leader grounded in empathy and equity – working tirelessly to tap into customer and client needs. My focus on innovative approaches has positioned organizations to succeed – from new and innovative development programs to strategic growth and programmatic adjustments. Ask yourself what you need to achieve in the next six months, then let’s discuss how I can help you make this a reality. I’ll work tirelessly to ensure you meet your goals and support your core mission, exploring new pathways as the landscape continues to shift under our feet.

Fundraiser

With over 20 years of development experience, David has done it all – annual campaigns, major gifts, grant writing, events, and more. (Learn More)

Stoyteller

Storytelling is the key to any organization’s success. David has been responsible for guiding how multiple organizations have successfully told their story over a variety of mediums. (Learn More)

Leader

From departments responsible for raising millions to serving as the Executive Director of a national nonprofit to sitting on multiple charitable and civic boards, David is a proven leader with a growth mindset. (Learn More)

More Than Your Average Leader

David is an accomplished strategic leader with 20+ years of experience in overseeing multiple large-scale and high-impact projects simultaneously, budget management, brand recognition, developing innovative solutions to problems, project management, and growing customer bases. He does it all as a mission-driven leader grounded in empathy and equity, who works tirelessly to tap into the needs of customers and clients.

Updates, Thoughts, Comments, and Reflections

Reinventing Your Fundraising Approach – A Pivot Towards Peer-To-Peer

In this environment where social distancing and quarantine have become the norm, Peer-to-Peer fundraising provides an incredibly powerful way to build a sustainable fundraising program by leveraging your supporters’ influence. From events to campaigns, and everything in between, if your organization is not yet investing heavily in building this capacity, you should start right away.


Get in Touch

Reach out today so we can work together to help you achieve your goals.

david@kaplanstrategic.com
651-233-9931

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