Coaching & Training
Capital and Special Campaigns
Planning a campaign can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Often campaigns are done in addition to annual fundraising events and initiatives, which means everyone is spread thin. Ensure your time is spent strategically and your hard-working team is supported.
Adrienne served as the Vice President of Development at YWCA Columbus for nearly six years, directing record-setting fundraising efforts including the $25 million Believe in Women comprehensive campaign. While at Mollard Consulting, she conducted planning and feasibility studies for organizations including Turning Point, Columbus KTC, Junior Achievement of Central Ohio and Dress for Success Columbus.
Want to figure out how to get engaged in a meaningful community role? Time, Talent & Treasure is for you! Coaching individual community members, executives, job hunters, nonprofit staff, board members and corporate giving officers is Adrienne’s passion.
Adrienne has served as an informal mentor to many young professionals and a formal coach to nonprofit clients, including Dress for Success Columbus, Turning Point, Columbus KTC and Junior Achievement of Central Ohio. She currently serves as the Mentoring Chair for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Create or enhance corporations and nonprofit volunteer management. Volunteering is a meaningful way for individuals and companies to support nonprofits and the people they serve. Getting started on the corporate or nonprofit side requires structure and management to be successful.
Adrienne led volunteer management from a nonprofit perspective at YWCA Columbus, and from a corporate perspective for Battelle's award-winning Team Battelle program. At Battelle, she also created and began Battelle’s Youth Enrichment Program that established training and engagement standards for staff interacting with community youth.
Corporate Community Involvement and United
Launching a corporate giving campaign is a great way to let associates choose nonprofit work that is meaningful to them. Getting involved is easy, and broad engagement is attainable. Traditionally, United Way campaigns or something similar offer multiple options for team members to give and volunteer. If your company is looking for more structured community involvement, this is a great starting point.
Adrienne revitalized Battelle's United Way campaign and launched its first corporate-wide campaign which doubled outreach to over 5,000 staff across the country, resulting in contributions increasing 19% and staff participation increasing 41%.
She also launched a new online management tool and campaign structure that oversaw 67 Regional Chairs and a volunteer base of over 250 people across the country.
Special Event Management
Events are a great way to raise awareness for an initiative and gather like-minded individuals. When used as fundraisers for nonprofits, a cost/benefit analysis is essential. Have you included the required staff hours into your expenses? Do you have compelling asks? Is it easy for people to give? These events are a lot of fun, but also a lot of work. Make sure you're being strategic when you are focusing your time on them.
As chief fundraising officer, Adrienne led record-setting fundraising events at YWCA Columbus, including its Women of Achievement event – gathering over 2,000 people and increasing the amount raised from $525,000 annually to over $600,000 annually. She also led the Woman to Woman event – convening 1,000 women and increasing contributions from $160,000 to $260,000 annually.
As a corporate giving officer at Battelle, Adrienne served on dozens of nonprofit event committees and managed internal volunteers and United Way events for the company.
Board Governance and Matching
Selecting the right people to serve on a nonprofit governing board is crucial. They are vital to the success of the organization and its fundraising efforts. Nonprofits should have a structure that clearly outlines expectations, and a skills matrix that ensures they have the support they need. Board governance tends to be the most overlooked piece, and can have a ripple effect into the entire organization. It is a great honor and responsibility to be on a board. The positions should be populated and managed as the special roles that they are.
Adrienne has placed board members into the community on behalf of Battelle, ensuring that passions and expectations align. She has also worked closely with her board in a nonprofit staff role at YWCA Columbus and served on nonprofit boards including Leadership Columbus, the Columbus Metropolitan Club, YWCA Columbus and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.