Ann Goldman, Co-Founder
I didn’t set out to be a fundraiser. Yet I landed squarely (and a little surprised) in the field of development when I decided that if I was going to work all day, I may as well use that time to change the world. I love to help people understand the power they have to make a real difference through the simple act of giving, and I relish every opportunity to facilitate the most effective use of that power. I also really like the bottom-line nature of fundraising. At the end of the year, you know exactly what you accomplished!
I spent the first 16 years of my nonprofit career in Chicago and then moved to the foothills west of Boulder in 2006 in pursuit of a little more skiing and a lot more fresh air. I have worked as a senior development staff member at some large institutions. I’ve served as a board member at some small and mid-sized organizations. As a consultant I’ve worked across the spectrum. In every case, fundraising success has come down to a cultural commitment to the donor. Respect for the donor, for their values and for their need for real impact will yield dollars every time.
More than thirty-years in, I’m delighted to be in fundraising. It’s good, challenging work and I firmly believe we are changing the world – one gift at a time.