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Hi there, I'm Hannah F. Berger,

President of The Philanthropy Coach LLC,

and I'm here to answer a simple question:

How can I help you change lives ?

During my career, I’ve resurrected development programs from the ashes of organizational upheaval and economic recession. I’ve built successful fundraising teams, implemented highly effective systems and strategic development plans and created donor networks from scratch. But, the most rewarding work has been supporting clients in calibrating their teams in order to execute major initiatives and strategic, game-changing campaigns.

It is with great pride and humility that I can say I’ve supported all types of public servants in building better businesses in order to build a better world, and my team and I are here to help you do the same. Let’s change lives together.

Joyfully in service,

Hannah and The Philanthropy Coach Team

(Pronounced HAA-nuh)
Like Donna, not banana. Unless you’re from the UK 😊

What you can expect

Results Delivered:

The numbers speak for themselves. I have supported clients in raising more than $100 million and counting.

Expertise from Real, Lived Experience:

From Development Coordinator to Chief Development Officer to Board Member. I’ve “been there, done that”, as they say. My clients benefit from my extensive experience building successful fundraising programs, managing teams, and teaching social sector professionals to confidently solicit 6+ figure gifts.

Empathy and Understanding:

I get it, the struggle is real. With 20+ years of progressive nonprofit sector experience and 10+ years as an executive building dynamic teams, I approach all of my work with a unique understanding of your hustle.

Not sure where to start? Let’s Chat

The support you need to realize your vision.

Trainings and Expert Faciliation

Does your Board retreat need a major overhaul? Is your Staff in need of a breakthrough? There is an art to gathering well. Together, we can create experiences to move your team and mission forward.

Empowerment Coaching

Get the personalized support you’ve been missing to overcome your fundraising fears and limiting beliefs, surpass your financial goals and build a high-impact, rewarding career in the social sector.

Campaign Consulting

Is your organization preparing for the next phase of its evolution? Let’s talk. I can help you reach those BIG GOALS with speed and efficiency, while keeping your mission center stage.

Hear from Past Clients


  • Albert Hernandez, CEO
    Hannah worked with a variety of people from our donor base, staff and volunteers to walk them through the Study process, making sure each of their voices were heard, something that is so important in any venture. She provided reassurance and comfort to all with her patience, understanding and compassion. Hannah became part of our family because she learned our mission, vision and values. That is what we needed in this process.
    Albert Hernandez, CEO
    Home Again Los Angeles
  • Pearl Hoeglund, Director
    Hannah is a strong force as a trainer and mentor, combining her love for philanthropy and commitment to mentoring the next generation of fundraising leaders. In every session I've experienced, Hannah creates a safe, inclusive environment where you feel seen, heard, and valued for all the strengths you bring to the table. She values the power of shared learning and leverages the existing knowledge and skills in a group to deepen impact. She is always prepared, holds herself to such a high standard, and brings meaning and value to every session she leads.
    Pearl Hoeglund, Director
    Fundraising Academy at National University
  • Jessa Freemyer
    I received nothing but positive feedback about the retreat Hannah facilitated, our Board is now energized and ready to get to work!
    Jessa Freemyer
    Board Chair

"I care deeply about my community, the social sector and your individual success."

- Hannah

The Latest from Hannah:

Feeling stuck? Read this blog for the solution

There’s a familiar statement that’s been surfacing amongst our new clients and those reaching out to inquire about Coaching and Consulting services. What are they saying?  “I feel stuck.” We’ve all been there, right? Every time we hear those three little words, we feel the dread and confusion that accompanies

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Unpopular Opinion: It’s Time to Rethink Your Annual Gala

Hannah here. This month, we’re talking large-scale, high-end fundraising events (AKA my least favorite form of fundraising!). When I was a nonprofit Development staff member, the annual gala was always exciting, always exhausting, and always anxiety-producing for me. Would we make our fundraising goal? Would our honoree speeches be succinct

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