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Molly Saks

Molly Saks is a Senior Marketing Associate at Campbell & Company. She works with all the firm’s service areas to drive thought leadership strategy and create omnichannel content.

In the fall of 2017, our team members Aggie Sweeney and Kate Roosevelt co-authored a list of 10 campaign best practices. These time-tested recommendations represent the wisdom of four decades of service to the Northwest region.

Since then, we’ve recorded a series of six podcasts with leaders from Northwest organizations that exemplified these best practices in their current or recent breakthrough campaigns. Each conversation reveals successes, pain points, and practical advice.

Our fifth episode in the series features Aggie Sweeney speaking with Erin Graham, Chief Operating Officer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Campaigns, Podcast, Northwest

In the fall of 2017, our team members Aggie Sweeney and Kate Roosevelt co-authored a list of 10 campaign best practices. These time-tested recommendations represent the wisdom of four decades of service to the Northwest region.

Since then, we’ve recorded a series of six podcasts with leaders from Northwest organizations that exemplified these best practices in their current or recent breakthrough campaigns. Each conversation reveals successes, pain points, and practical advice.

Our fourth episode in the series features Vice President James Plourde speaking with Vice President Dori Young of the Foundations of MultiCare and Executive Director Kristin Barsness of the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation (part of the MultiCare Health System). 

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Campaigns, Podcast, Northwest

In the fall of 2017, our team members Aggie Sweeney and Kate Roosevelt co-authored a list of 10 campaign best practices. These time-tested recommendations represent the wisdom of four decades of service to the Northwest region.

Since then, we’ve recorded a series of six podcasts with leaders from Northwest organizations that exemplified these best practices in their current or recent breakthrough campaigns. Each conversation reveals successes, pain points, and practical advice.

Our third episode in the series features Kate Roosevelt speaking with Executive Director Jason Paulsen and Associate Director Sarah Brooks of the Methow Conservancy

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Campaigns, Podcast, Northwest


In the fall of 2017, our team members Aggie Sweeney and Kate Roosevelt co-authored a list of 10
campaign best practices. These time-tested recommendations represent the wisdom of four decades of service to the Northwest region.

Since then, we’ve recorded a series of six podcasts with leaders from Northwest organizations that exemplified these best practices in their current or recent breakthrough campaigns. Each conversation reveals successes, pain points, and practical advice.

Our second episode in the series features Kate Roosevelt speaking with Betsy Troutman, Director of Development at KEXP 90.3 FM. Catch up on last week’s episode with Michelle McDaniel of FareStart, and look out for a new podcast each Tuesday at 7am CT.

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Campaigns, Podcast, Northwest

In the fall of 2017, our team members Aggie Sweeney and Kate Roosevelt co-authored a list of 10 campaign best practices. These time-tested recommendations represent the wisdom of four decades of service to the Northwest region.

Since then, we’ve recorded a series of six podcasts with leaders from Northwest organizations that exemplified these best practices in their current or recent breakthrough campaigns. Each conversation reveals successes, pain points, and practical advice.

Our first podcast in the series features Aggie Sweeney speaking with Michelle McDaniel, Chief Development Officer of FareStart. Look out for a new episode each Tuesday at 7am CT.

Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, Campaigns, Podcast, Northwest

Kris McFeely has worked with the Campbell & Company Executive Search team since its founding days—joining nearly two decades ago and advancing in her career as the practice grew. As a Senior Consultant, Executive Search, Kris leads high-profile searches for prominent organizations across the country. Her experience spans the nonprofit sector and encompasses a long list of successful client partnerships.

Internally, she plays an important role on the team, managing the project work and professional development for Executive Search Consultants and Associate Consultants. Despite her long tenure with Campbell & Company, Kris hasn’t always been anchored in the search world. Before joining our firm, she worked as a Senior Animal Care Specialist at the Shedd Aquarium.

Talent Management, Executive Search, Midwest Region

Nonprofit Leader Spotlight

Day after day, our East team has the honor to work with a variety of nonprofits whose work shapes communities all along the Eastern Seaboard. Each of these organizations holds a rich history and a strong significance for its stakeholders, whether through the care it provides, the wild lands it preserves, or the students it educates.

Last year, our client Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announced that its Artistic Director Michael Kahn would retire following its 2019 season. Michael joined the Theatre for its first production in 1986, and his retirement will cap off three decades of transformative leadership with the renowned Washington, DC institution.

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2017 was a tumultuous 12 months, full of highs and lows for the nonprofit sector—both nationally and regionally. How are organizations in the Eastern United States coping with the change and uncertainty the past year wrought, and what are they expecting 2018 to bring?

To complement our East team’s 2018 fundraising outlook published in December, we gathered perspective from individual voices in the area. We spoke with four nonprofit leaders to understand what trends are affecting their organizations and how they plan to respond in 2018.

Read on for their most salient insights and advice for the coming year.

Nonprofit Trends, Fundraising Tips, Fundraising, East

Each year, the Campbell & Company East team counsels nonprofits across the Northeast, East Coast, and beyond. We caught up with them to see what fundraising trends are most prominent in their geographical area, how organizations are adapting, and what regional leaders should expect in 2018.

From data analytics to activated donors, Jeff, Christina, and Elise shared their predictions and on-the-ground insights in the interview below.

Nonprofit Trends, Fundraising, East

Finding a new leader to fill a crucial role in an organization is always a balancing act between internal priorities and external concerns. Each year, sector-wide trends influence talent acquisition and management. With 2018 on the horizon, we sat down with two of our Executive Search team members to understand what’s in store for the next 12 months.

Read our interview with Kris and Dan for insight on what organizations, nonprofit leaders, and search committees should keep in mind during the coming year. 

Nonprofit Trends, Talent Management, Talent Management Strategies, Executive Search