Seeds That Grow Your Impact
With stewardship and cultivation, your donors will grow mighty and make a lasting impact on your community’s ecosystem for generations to come.
ACORN HILL ASSOCIATES can help.
Profiles / Analytics
Cultivate relationships with donors who are aligned with your mission with easy-to-read profiles and reports.
- Identify new donors
- Inform engagement strategies
- Increase retention
- Improve efficiency
Consulting / Coaching
Increase your impact by identifying goals, creating a road map, and building the framework to execute your plan and measure of success
- Broaden mission impact
- Shore up structure
- Diversify revenue
- Create a strategy
Prospect Research Profiles
Support relationship building at each stage of the pipeline.
A broad summary of the basics needed to initiate the qualification process directly with the donor.
- Broad estimated giving capacity
- Brief career overview
- Top wealth indicators
Engaging background insights the fundraiser can use to quickly build rapport at a fundraising event.
- Biographical and career overview
- Selected wealth indicators
- Selected affiliations
- Hobbies and interests
Detailed information for deeper conversation.
- Biographical information
- Residential and real estate details
- Business and organization affiliations
- Significant family associations
- Foundation and philanthropy information
- Wealth indicators
- Estimated giving capacity
Find your best prospects. Focus your resources.
- Baseline data hygiene
- Internal behavior summary
- Internal YOY trends
- Capacity & propensity indications
- Targeted segmentation
- Peer organization comparison
- Added capacity & propensity data
- Demonstrated giving patterns
- Previously unknown relationships
- Strategic recommendations
I draw from design thinking, proven management practices and two decades of leadership experience to help you create an environment that increases the impact of your work.
I work with you to weed out distractions so you can focus your strongest assets on your biggest opportunities.
- Identify actionable, measurable goals
- Create a road map to achievement
- Create tools to measure success
One-on-one work is the fertilizer that leads to a level up growth spurt.
- I act as an accountability partner, a sounding board, and a collaborator
- I bring structure, direction, and clarity
- I ask you to act outside your comfort zone, go where the magic happens, and take action that propels your forward
I have been delivering strategic behind-the-scenes support to fundraisers and marketers in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years. I helped to raise more than $250 million for nonprofit clients and provided prospect research that enabled frontline fundraisers to reach a $200 million capital campaign goal. I have provided data analysis and strategic insight to multichannel marketing and fundraising programs for over 60 clients. I designed strategic planning and company reorganization to weather dramatic industry changes. I am a member of APRA International, APRA Greater NY and APRA Upstate NY, AFP Global, AFP Greater Hudson Valley, Woodstock NY Women’s Network, and Hudson Valley Women in Business.
I make my home on a country road named for these lovable nuts. Not only do they mature into massive trees, but a single tree produces literally thousands of acorns each year providing nourishment to a wide range of animals. I’ve watched a momma black bear and her cubs enjoy a hearty lunch of these iconic seeds followed by an afternoon nap in the branches of the sturdy oak tree just steps from my office window here in the Catskill Mountains. Surrounded as I am, I can’t help but see the many parallels between the work I do every day and the role the humble acorn plays in the web of life.
My decades of experience have resulted in relationships with numerous talented associates I call upon whenever a project demands additional hands on deck. My circle includes data specialists, leadership coaches, marketing masters, fundraising firms, wordsmiths, and research experts.
Through the course of my career, I have had the privilege to work with organizations including: Alley Theatre, ACLU, American Ballet Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Arts Club Theatre Company, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, George Street Playhouse, Giffords PAC, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, International Center of Photography, International Rescue Committee, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Manhattan Theatre Club, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet, New York City Center, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York Theatre Workshop, North Carolina Symphony, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pacific Symphony, Playwrights Horizons, Portland Center Stage, Robin Becker Dance Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Shakespeare Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, T. Schreiber Studio, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Dallas Opera, The Field Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Theatre Under the Stars, Walnut Street Theatre, Whitney Museum of American Art.