In her work as an Associate Consultant, Phylea Anderson helps organizations assess and strengthen their development operations, leading to better fundraising outcomes and more engaged communities. She understands that fundraising is ultimately about relationships, and she looks for ways her clients can build a culture of philanthropy that touches every part of the development process.
Phylea came to Campbell & Company from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), where she served as a Development Coordinator. In this role, she worked to secure corporate sponsorships, high-profile news coverage, and day-of logistical support for a range of fundraising events supporting MDA. Along with maintaining and strengthening existing MDA relationships, Phylea identified and cultivated new partnerships with volunteers, corporate donors, and media outlets to further raise the organization’s profile and increase special event revenue.
Prior to joining the MDA, Phylea was based in Northeastern Indiana, where she served in two subsequent development roles—first at United Way of Allen County managing employee giving campaigns and then at March of Dimes Fort Wayne. At March of Dimes, Phylea focused on rebuilding relationships with a portfolio of sponsors and corporate partners. She was able to regain all of March of Dimes’ lapsed sponsors (including a $35,000 sponsorship from Parkview Health—a record high); successfully executed a then-dormant benefit event; and ultimately secured more committed sponsor money than any other employee in the state that year.
Phylea received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Purdue University. She has wanted to pursue a career in nonprofit consulting ever since she was first introduced to the field as part of a project she worked on during her senior year at Purdue.