MajorDonors.com combines Diane Remin’s nonprofit board, consulting and fundraising expertise with her business background, enabling small-to-mid-sized nonprofit organizations to tap more deeply into the dominant funding source in the USA: individual gifts.
The seeds for MajorDonors.com were planted years ago when Diane started volunteering and becoming increasingly engaged in the nonprofit sector. Her first nonprofit board experience, for a child welfare agency, coincided with the organization’s first-ever capital campaign. As part of that campaign, Diane successfully solicited multiple five-and six-figure gifts. The power of a compelling story combined with in-person visits with donors stayed with her.
In parallel, Diane was traveling across the country as a Senior Associate for Biondolillo Associates, Inc., a marketing and development company that creates innovative, branded fundraising programs for nonprofit organizations. The emphasis was on creating profitable revenue streams. Biondolillo, nationally acclaimed as the “walk-a-thon” experts, has raised $1 billion for nonprofits nationwide.
From her board and consulting perspective, Diane observed the “major gift divide (sm)” between large and small nonprofits: large organizations with robust major gift departments supported by research staffs and smaller organizations typified by a multi-tasking Development Director with responsibility for several job functions. Major gift fundraising almost always takes a back seat to appeals, special events and grant-writing. Boards often do not have the horsepower that the organization needs. These observations prompted the founding of MajorDonors.com.
With 2019 marking its 10th Anniversary year, MajorDonors.com has helped smaller nonprofits raise millions and millions of dollars. Clients range from nonprofit newsrooms to arts organizations. The MajorDonors.com major gift process is effective independent of mission.
In addition to major gift consulting, training and coaching, Diane is a top-rated workshop presenter. Her engaging style and technique-oriented approach produce evaluations that say, “The best workshop I ever attended.” Topics include: Major Gift Fundraising for Smaller Nonprofits, Building the Board You Need Now, and Keeping your Donors.
Diane holds a B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M.A. Ed. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She serves on the board of The Food Project.
She likes to say, “Giving is good for your health”—and can back it up!