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Independent Consultants with expertise in Fundraising & Grant Writing

MCHT does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this list, nor does it guarantee in any manner the quality of service provided by these individuals. If you provide consultant services and would like to be included on this list, contact Donna Bissett at .


First NameLast NamePositionOrganizationAddressCityStateZipBusiness PhoneEmailWebsiteNotes
DavidAllenDevelopment for Conservation608 West Dean AvenueMononaWI53716(608) 239-5006https://developmentforconservation.comSpecializes in land trust development audits, plans, training and coaching; frequent presenter at Rally
JudyAndersonCommunity ConsultantsPost Office Box 617KinderhookNY12106-0617(518) 758-7226Land Trust Alliance Learning Center "expert" specializing in community-based outreach, fundraising strategies, community lands, trails, and implementation; has worked with MCHT, DLWA, Kennebunk LT
William A.BayreutherGrant Writing ConsultantWilliam A. Bayreuther Grant Writing138 South RoadReadfieldME04355-3330(207) 242-6029http://www.billbayreuther.com/Bill provides institutional funder prospect research, grant writing, project coordination, and interim staffing services to nonprofit organizations, state agencies, municipalities, and environmentally responsible businesses in the U.S and Europe. His writing and counsel have yielded more than $70 million in grants of up to $30 million from over 170 grant making programs. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Bill is the former Development Director of Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Grants Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine and has consulted for more than a dozen Maine land trusts.
LillianBowenOwnerBowen Marketing and DesignPO Box 53TopsfieldME04490336-266-7542https://lillianbowen.com/Marketing, development, and grant writing services to rural nonprofits, towns, and businesses. Experience in both the natural resource and farming communities.
ElenaBrandtFounder and PrincipalBrandt Associates(207) 831-0357

https://brandtassociates.comFundraising, organizational and leadership development work; has worked for Mahoosuc Land Trust, Androscoggin Land Trust, Coastal Mountains Land Trust and many other environmental NGOs
CheriBrunaultEcoConservation Services LLCPO Box 141West BaldwinME04091(978) 476-6457Independent pesticide applicator, Commercial Master Applicator certification (6a/6b) and insured to conduct herbicide applications to remove terrestrial invasive plants. Can help land trusts with smaller infestations at a reasonable cost. Herbicide work limited to areas within about 1.5 hours of West Baldwin, ME. research for grants, work with the organization to develop a good "ask" and complete the applications. Can also help make a simple fundraising plan for your next project or capacity-building effort.
KarenBuckConservation Impact501 S Cherry Street Ste 580DenverCO80246-1327(303) 223-4886Consulting services to help you become more focused, create stronger connections, and attract and allocate resources
Porter D.CaesarStrategic & Fundraising Counsel to Non-ProfitsPorter Caesar, LLChttp://portercaesar.com/pete-caesar/Specializes in fundraising counsel to non-profits since 1997, after 30 years of experience in education as headmaster, administrator, facilitator and fundraiser.
JohnLanhamVice PresidentDemont AssociatesPO Box 15057PortlandME04112(207) 773-3030https://www.demontassociates.comFull service philanthropic and advancement counsel with over $225M in conservation projects
JesseFerreiraTrailventures ConsultingNobleboroME04555(207) 577-9525https://jessf2020.wixsite.com/mysiteBaseline Reports, Grant Writing, Project Permitting, Trail Design & Build, Maps, Land Acquisition, Trainings and Workshops
KellyFrostFrost Advancement Advisors, Inc.68 Maine AvenuePortlandME04103-3824(207) 991-1932https://www.linkedin.com/in/kefrostSpecializes in strategic planning; development program and capital campaign management; major gift solicitation; board and volunteer recruitment, training and stewardship; has worked with Kennebec LT, KELT, 7 Lakes Alliance
PeterJonesHigh Impact Philanthropy CounselPhilanthropy Squared139 Thornton StreetPortsmouthNH03801(617) 595-6077Over 30 years of fundraising and leadership experience in the nonprofit sector; has worked for National Audubon, TPL and Wilderness Society
KirtManeckeIndependent ConsultantKirt ManeckeMilfordME(248) 685-0483https://kirtmanecke.comConsulting to Increase Your Visibility and Revenue Faster
PR, Fundraising, Corporate Donors, Major Donors, Website Usability, Online Giving, Grants, Book Publishing
NancyPerlsonIndependent ConsultantNancy Perlson52 Winslow Pond RoadMadrid TwpME04966-5633(207) 492-1556Former ED of Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (18 yrs), grant writing, fundraising feasibility studies, land acquisition project management, baseline data documentation, capital campaigns, land owner and community outreach and project development
Anne J.ReiterConnect! Consulting(207) 313-0388Financial management: reconcile financial records with donor database, monthly financial reports, bookkeeping. Operations management: planning and operations oversight, contract staffing for administrative, human resources, and financial admin. Fundraising: grantwriting; state or federal grantwriting, foundation grant prospect research, grant management. Has worked for Kennebec Estuary LT, Mahoosuc LT, Medomak Valley LT, Brunswick-Topsham LT, Kennebec LT
AndyRobinsonAndy Robinson Consulting LLCPO Box 350PlainfieldVT5667(802) 479-7365http://andyrobinsononline.com/w/; http://trainyourboard.com/34 years of experience working with nonprofits as a fundraiser, facilitator, trainer, consultant and community organizer. Specializes in the needs of organizations working for human rights, social justice, artistic expression, environment and community development.
Libby K.RustThe Rust Communications GroupPO Box 1227York HarborME03911-1227(207) 363-3808The Rust Communications Group, founded in 1998, brings to each client a track-record in taking an organization’s development efforts to a new level whether that meant growing the annual giving, initiating a planned giving effort, or executing and launching a capital campaign. I am a seasoned professional with proven leadership skills in non-profit management including: Strategic Capacity-Building Planning, Organizational Analysis and Program Design, Public Policy Strategies, Organizational Leadership/External Relationship development; Annual Giving Planning and Execution including Planed Giving and Grant writing strategies, Development Audits and Assessments, Capital/Endowment Campaign Feasibility Studies, Capital and Endowment Campaign Planning and Execution, Board Governance strategies and Building External Relationships by engaging donors, stakeholders and community leaders. My experience includes: land trusts, human services, healthcare-both home care and major medical centers, national health care organizations, private independent schools, technical/community colleges, summer theaters, museums, United Ways and foundation funded public policy task forces.
Jo D.SaffeirConsultantJo D. Saffeir Consulting67 Leighton RoadPownalME04069(207) 400-4810Areas of expertise include agriculture and food systems, state and federal natural resource policy, sustainable forestry, land conservation, and natural climate solutions. Jo D. provides a range of services including technical facilitation, strategic planning, academic research, administration of public and private sources of conservation funding, editing, and fundraising strategy development. Past clients include Maine Farmland Trust, Forest Society of Maine, Midcoast Conservancy,
The Conservation Fund,
Woodie Wheaton Land Trust,
Land for Maine’s Future Program, and more.
Karen E.SchallerKaren Schaller Fundraising Database Consultant LLC1388 Avenue RoadExeterME04435-3407(207) 379-2032https://www.karenschaller.com/Management and utilization of donor and prospect data, data conversion, custom training
MarciaSly88 Hillside RoadBrooklinME04616-3339(207) 590-2677Capital campaigns, publication coordination, direct mail, writing; Has worked with Great Pond Mtn CT and BHHT
SuzanneTelfeianPhilanthropy ConsultantSue Telfeian3 Kingfisher DriveScarboroughME04074-8691(207) 838 3042All aspects of philanthropy, planned giving council. Former ED LELT; former DOD MCHT
RodVogelFounderNatural Partners LLC7 Philip StreetCumberlandME04021(207) 653-1691Rod Vogel, founder of Natural Partners LLC, is committed to working in strategic partnership with your organization to strengthen capacity to raise transformational gifts to support your ambitious goals and aspirations. Rod has a successful track record in leading and managing teams to raise millions of private philanthropic resources for environmental and conservation causes locally, regionally and globally. Recognized for providing strong and consistent leadership in building and fostering a robust culture of philanthropy as the foundation to achieving fundraising and campaign success.
KathyLandryPortfire EventsYorkME03909(207) 850-7785https://www.portfireevents.com/Event planning & special events
SallyNewhallPresidentSea Glass Events(781) 856-4805http://www.seaglassevents.com/Event planning & special events
CharliFounder and PrincipalConfetti & Cocktails Event Companyhttps://confettiandcocktailsevents.com/contacthttps://confettiandcocktailsevents.com
Event planning
MargieDirigo Event Co.https://www.dirigoeventco.com/Event planning
PheobeParkerPrincipalPhoebe Parker Photography(323) 481-2046https://www.phoebeparkerphotography.com/Photo: Documentary, Portrait, Headshot, Events
Drone: Licensed Drone pilot offering photo & video
Video: From filming through the final edit, single person crew for modest budgets OR a more robust but still smaller scale production team for larger campaigns.
Clients include The Nature Conservancy, Kennebec Land Trust, Local Wood Works, and Colby College.
NancyWilliamsPrincipal8 Park PlaceWatervilleME04901(207) 716-6595Has served as Executive Director of conservation land trusts in Massachusetts, New York and Maine. Wide range of hands-on experience in land planning, executive functions, land acquisition, landowner outreach, website development, input of donor information into development software, grant writing, GIS map development, fundraising, newsletter writing and production, trail development, and creative problem solving. Also loves to design and develop gardens and outdoor spaces for passive enjoyment of the natural world. Retired and looking for part-time or consultant work.