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Philanthropy/Nonprofit Consultant

A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with extensive experience in the arts, Melanie Wolfe provides counsel on capacity building through fundraising, board development, communications, and strategic planning for high-impact cultural organizations of all sizes.  Her career has included tenures with the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, League of American Orchestras, and Arts for the Aging, Inc., as well as service on ARTSFAIRFAX grants review committees.  Innovative and high-touch approaches to philanthropy, which are based on best practices and customized to suit individual organizations, are her trademark.  Consulting areas of expertise are:

  • Development operations assessments
  • Fundraising campaign planning and execution
  • Major and planned giving programs
  • Donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and retention
  • Annual giving programs
  • Board development
  • Teambuilding
  • Strategic visioning and planning
  • Communications

For further information, please email.

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