GRACEFUL DISRUPTOR

Building authentic, lasting relationships.

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How am I different from other Coaches and Consultants?

Well, I’m 20+ years into my career in philanthropy, most of that time spent as an active fundraising practitioner and executive management 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 a 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. 

Though I’ve been consulting part-time since 2013, I took the plunge into full-time entrepreneurship in December of 2021. In my most recent staff position, 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. 

 

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.  

  • 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

How can I help you change lives?

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