Consultants Resource Bank

Libby K. Rust

The Rust Communications Group
PO Box 1227
York Harbor, ME 03911
Phone: 207-363-3808

The Rust Communications Group, founded in 1998, provides organizational, fundraising and communications strategies to institutions and organizations. Services include:  Strategic Capacity-Building Planning,Organizational Analysis and Program Design, Annual Giving Planning and Execution, Development Audits and Assessments, Capital/Endowment Campaign Feasibility Studies, Campaign Planning and Execution, Board Governance and Development, Communication Strategies and Volunteer Management and Engagement.

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 their immediate goals, but also to leave the organization stronger as a result of our involvement. Having worked in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and California, Ms. Rust is uniquely qualified in that her 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 some have even 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.

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,and has twice chaired  their National Philanthropy Day celebration.She currently serves as the Chair of the Chapter's Mentor- Mentee Program Committee.  In addition, she has done workshop presentations for,AFP-NNE Ednet sessions, the Maine Association of Non Profits Skill - Builders and at the Maine Coast Heritage Trust Confeference.

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

References

Northland Forest Products
Jameson French - President
PO Box 369
Kingston , NH 03848
603-642-3665

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.

Berwick Academy
Holly Malloy - Former Trustee
10753 Tarflower Drive
Venice , FL 34293

Mrs. Malloy was active in the Academy's fundraising activities, served as the Development Committee Chair at Berwick Academy and as a trustee during my involvement there.

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