Graceful Disruptor. Compassionate Leader.

Meet Hannah F. Berger:

As a self-proclaimed “accidental expert” at revitalizing fundraising programs to realize exponential growth, I have become skilled at building authentic, lasting relationships with philanthropists, community leaders and corporate representatives alike, and I thoroughly enjoy coaching other professional fundraisers to do the same. Using a no-nonsense, heart-centered approach to instruction, I find meaning and joy in coaching non-profit leaders to turn their passion for the transformative power of philanthropy into strategic goal setting and effective daily action.

My formal education has awarded me a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-profit sector management from California State University, Northridge, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. The labels that I proudly identify with are as follows: Empath, Feminist, Accomplice, Bibliophile, Angeleno, world’s greatest auntie, dog mom, loyal friend, favorite sister to three brothers, seeker, and teacher.

Now I know there are lots of coaches and consultants out there. You may be asking yourself “What makes you different from the others?”


Well, for starters, I’m 20+ years into my career in philanthropy and I’ve spent most of that time as an active fundraising practitioner and executive for thriving community based organizations. I’ve walked my talk and I can offer you a wealth of knowledge and practical experience as your consultant and coach. Also, it’s important to note that my coaching style is more graceful disruptor than passive advisor. My intention, the ultimate goal, is to always support you through positive change that will transform the way you do business and how you lead. 

My experience spans a wide range of organizations and positions, and I bring all of it to The Philanthropy Coach, LLC.

In my most recent staff position, prior to full-time entrepreneurship, I served as Chief Development Officer for A Place Called Home (APCH) in South Central Los Angeles. There I was an active leader in the organization, and I directed all programs and initiatives related to the agency’s  marketing and communications, annual fund, major gifts, special campaigns and donor stewardship programs.

As a Consultant, I’ve partnered with Compass Group, based out of the DC Metro Area, Fitz Nonprofit Consulting, based in San Diego, and Essex & Drake, a boutique firm that has been serving nonprofits in Northern California for more than 30 years. In my consulting practice, I guide clients through major expansion campaigns, board recruitment and development, development audits, restructuring initiatives and the creation of strategic development plans.

If all of this sounds like your speed, let’s chat and see how we can change lives together.

How can we help you change lives?

Meet The Team

Korie Telfare

Administrative Director

With over 20+ years of experience working in the corporate space, Korie Telfare has expert knowledge in administrative support management, business operations, process improvement, and project management.

After leaving CIGNA’s Group Disability Division in 2019, she joined the entrepreneur community to support small businesses and organizations by providing access to high-level operations support consistent with that of Fortune 500 companies.

Korie acts as the backbone of businesses and organizations. She believes everything is “figureoutable” and that creativity and critical thinking combined with open communication and patience are the keys to effective management and administration of any operation.

Korie attended The University of Laverne, in La Verne, CA, where she completed coursework in Organizational Management. She is a native of Los Angeles and currently lives in Albuquerque, NM.

Maggie Stillman

Marketing and Communications Consultant

Maggie Stillman is a communications professional with experience in social media marketing, digital and print communication, and donor relations.

Through her work, Maggie combines her marketing and communications skills with her passion for community building through storytelling and has used her expertise to support nonprofits in New York and Los Angeles.

Maggie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hunter College, CUNY, and a certification in Nonprofit Marketing and Communications from Arizona State University.

When not working, Maggie enjoys singing in choir, creating art (especially watercolor paintings), and spending time with her cat Milo.

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