You’ve come to the right place! We love a good “About” page so we are using this one to tell you what we are and why you should be here.
Nonprofit Champion exists to support the work of bold, visionary nonprofit leaders. We push the limits of creativity and tap into your passion to support you as you become a strong, impactful leader.
We base our ideas and recommendations on solid research, observation and long years of experience. You’ll find marketing, branding, storytelling and fundraising in addition to leadership, management and team building.
We freely share our thoughts on this site through our Breakfast Blog, Free Marketing Course and tons of other useful connections and resources (Explore! We add new material most every day).
We provide additional services, at a fair cost, including workshops and coaching.
We recently moved our operations from New Jersey to St Petersburg Florida. We’ll give you a reason to visit as we add programs here!
Our team is made up of a virtual community of talent and is led by Merle Benny, a smart, iconoclastic leader who believes in big visions and big results.
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I love a good story! I learned to tell them by writing direct mail letters. I wasn’t soliciting funds back then; I was running corporate conferences and sold them through direct mail (imagine making a telecommunications conference sound exciting!). That led to developing marketing materials for some of the world’s biggest brands. When communications moved online I produced the first corporate mega-site. Then I had the opportunity to work with leading Internet pioneers, providing marketing and production services.
But I kept up an active volunteer life. So, along the way I would take what I learned and apply it to the nonprofits that I loved, helping them raise money. Of course, I discovered, as you have, the great pleasure of helping an organization succeed. That’s why I became a fundraiser!
Long before I started Nonprofit Champion, even before my corporate career, I loved volunteering. Combining my leadership skills and compassion to creatively address a need is my idea of fun! I am thrilled to devote all my energy to the growth and success of nonprofits and their champions.
Juliette Low was my first idol. When I learned about the founder of Girl Scouts I was just a Brownie. But I can remember feeling inspired by this woman who traveled to England and then came home to form a national organization just for girls.
It took a few years but I discovered that I wanted to help create and support more Juliette Lows. My strength and my desire is to help you communicate your vision and attract the means to make it a reality.
Stories are one of the great tools you can use to become a Nonprofit Champion. A good story is the beginning of a relationship. You have a great story and I want to hear it!
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