Consultants Resource Bank

Libby Rust

The Rust Communications Group
PO Box 1227
York Harbor, ME 03911
Phone: 207-351-2793

The Rust Communications Group provides communications and fundraising strategies to institutions and organizations. Services include:  Strategic Capacity-Building Planning, Annual Giving Planning and Execution, Development Audits and Assessments, Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies, Campaign Planning and Execution, Board Governance and Development, Volunteer Management, Market Research, Public Relations, and Marketing.

The strategies we, together with our clients, develop and implement are designed with a single goal in mind -- providing additional resources to our client organizations. Our goal is not only to attain immediate goals, but also to leave the organization stronger as a result of my involvement. The Rust Communications Group is uniquely qualified in that our track record speaks to an ability to succeed in very different institutional environments and in a variety of philanthropic communities. Many of our clients have been launching their first capital campaign and often have been ‘volunteer only’ driven organizations. Clients have included: healthcare- both home care and major medical centers, human service organizations, community colleges, museums, summer theaters, land trusts, and independent schools. As a result of Ms. Rust’s experiences, we bring an insight into the challenges facing a wide variety of charitable organizations and institutions in today’s economy.

Ms. Rust is active in the Association of Fund-Raising Professionals. She has served as the President of the Board of the Northern New England Chapter, as chair of the Chapter’s conference, as well as a conference presenter, chair of the Conference Tracks Sub-committee, and has twice chaired  their National Philanthropy Day celebration. In addition, she is a Maine Association of Non Profits Skill - Builder presenter.

Specialties: Board Governance/Development, Communications - Public Relations, Executive - Interim Directorship, Fundraising/Fund Development, Fundraising - Capital Campaigns, Fundraising - Feasibility Studies, Fundraising - Major Gifts/Planned Giving, Grant Writing, HR - Volunteer Management, Organizational Planning/Development, Organizational Planning - Organizational Assessment, Strategic/Business Plan Development


Northland Forest Products
Jameson French -
PO Box 369
Kingston , NH 03848

Mr. French has referred non-profits looking for development insight and advice to The Rust Communications Group. I have also had the privelege in working with Jamey on multiple development projects including: The Market Square Steeple Fund where he served as the Advisory Committee Chair and an active solicitor and at Berwick Academy where he served as a Trustee and Chair of the Development Committee.

Families First
Helen Taft -
100 Campus Drive
Portsmouth , NH 03801

The Rust Communications served as Counsel for their Endowment Campaign where Effie Malley was Campaign Chair and Judy Jellinek was Honorary Chair.

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