Consultants Resource Bank

Catherine Crooker

Crooker Consulting
277 Elm Hill Road
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Phone: 503-577-5448

My passion is to help nonprofit leaders like you change the world by connecting your organization to donors who want to make a difference.  I can inspire you to reach further, dig deeper and dream big, and show you how to inspire your donors to join you on the journey.

​If, like so many great organizations, you have had fundraising successes, yet know you have not reached your full potential, we should talk. If, like others, you are just starting on your fundriasing journey but are not sure of the best steps to take, we should talk.

I have served as a development and marketing leader for over three decades, inspiring staff and volunteers to realize their visions for the community. I excel at creating innovative strategies, and inspiring volunteers and boards to achieve audacious goals.

My experience in large and small organizations lends me a unique set of skills.  I am trained in the best practices of major fund raising inside large capital campaigns and use my creative abilities to bring those vital tools to organizations with small staffs and limited budgets.  I have learned that budget and size are not a hindrance to creating compelling visions and breakthrough fundraising strategies.

I have a passion for improving our community.  It is a gift to be in a profession where I help connect committed donors with organizations that are creating positive change, whether that is curing cancer, housing the homeless or enhancing the cultural fabric of the community. And I know that anything is possible when we align our energies in common purpose!

I am blessed to have clients and community on both coasts. When I am not helping organizations achieve their fundraising dreams, I can be found hiking in the White Mountains near our Sandwich, New Hampshire home, or sitting at my spinning wheel with friends in Oregon.

Specialties: Board Governance/Development, Executive Transition, Executive - Succession/Transition Planning, Fundraising/Fund Development, Fundraising - Capital Campaigns, Fundraising - Feasibility Studies, Fundraising - Major Gifts/Planned Giving, Grant Writing, Organizational Planning - Mission & Vision Planning, Strategic/Business Plan Development, Technology - Programming/Database Development

References

The Barnstormers Theatre
Lou DeMaio - Board Chair
104 Main Street
Tamworth , NH 03886
603-323-8500

Under my guidance The Barnstormers Theatre, America's longest-running summer theater, created an compelling five-year strategic plan.  We continue to work together to implement the plan, having already completed a Board Self-Assessment, ramped up fundraising, and launched a search for the organization's first Executive Director.

Southwestern Community Services
Beth Daniels - CEO
63 Community Way
Keene , NH 03431
603-542-9528

Crooker Consulting conducted an Executive Search leading to the appointment of Beth Daniels as SCS's new CEO in the spring of 2021.  Under Beth's leadership, we have continued our work together, recently completing a Visioning process which charts a course for the organization over the coming years. Part of this Vision includes goals and strategies for increasing private fundraising for SCS's critical work supporting the region's low-income residents.

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