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Helen Li

Senior Consultant, Fundraising

About Helen Li

Helen comes to Campbell & Company with a strong mix of direct fundraising and program management experience. Helen’s passion for organizational structure and strategies helps organizations envision how to achieve goals using their existing resources. In her work with clients, she most enjoys:

  • Ensuring the current organizational structure allows all staff to be successful in each of their roles
  • Creating infrastructure that enables the organization to maximize resources available and increase efficiency
  • Supporting nonprofit staff and volunteers in “finding their voice” when sharing about an organization’s mission

Prior to joining our firm, Helen was a Leadership Gift Officer and Major Gift Officer at Sidwell Friends School, where she connected constituents to the School’s mission and supported the School in achieving its philanthropic goals. Helen helped build the School’s mid-level annual fund giving program and worked closely with the Alumni Engagement team to identify potential donors through their work. In this role, she was also responsible for training and managed a volunteer committee focused on growing the number of annual fund leadership gifts among alumni.

Helen also served as a Diversity Manager and Development Manager for the US Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic and an analyst at Abt Associates, Inc. where she worked on USAID’s private sector flagship health project focused on building public private partnerships in developing countries.

In addition to her professional experience, Helen is a Board member for the Active Children Excel (ACE) Project in Chicago, IL and the Jow Lung Kung Fu Society in Washington, DC. Helen serves on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, DC Chapter and is a member of the chapter’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dickinson College and a Graphic Design Certification from Corcoran College of Art and Design.

In her free time, Helen enjoys illustrating children’s books and teaching her three dogs how to whisper.

Areas of Expertise

Healthcare, Independent Schools, Major Gifts, Mid-Level Giving, Sports and Recreation

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