Edward F. Swenson is founder and principal of Edward F. Swenson & Assoc., Inc., a management and fundraising consulting firm that helps nonprofits design and implement strategic and fundraising plans. His firm performs organizational and feasibility assessments, strategic planning assignments and provides counsel to annual, major gifts and capital fundraising programs. He holds an MS from Columbia University and an MBA and BA from Yale University.
Lynne A. Texter, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Communication at La Salle University. In July 2019, she was appointed Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at La Salle. She has also served as Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and held the position of chair of the Department of Communication for 12 of her 30 years at La Salle. An award-winning educator with over 20 years of teaching experience in the U.S., Czech Republic, Switzerland and Greece, she consults Read more
Laura Solomon, Esq. has dedicated her career to advising charitable organizations, their management, and boards of directors. She understands the challenges facing charities and is uniquely qualified to help them maximize their missions and minimize their tax liability. Her practice is concentrated in the representation of exempt organizations, to make the highest quality corporate and tax legal services accessible to any nonprofit organization. Prior to starting her practice, Laura was associated with the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll in Philadelphia. She has Read more
Allison Trimarco is the founder of Creative Capacity, a consulting firm that collaborates with nonprofits to solve management challenges, inspire people to participate and enhance an organization’s ability to carry out its mission. Her practice focuses on strategic planning fundraising and board development projects. Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including performing arts groups, libraries and public television. She earned her MA in Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University, and her BA in Theatre at Smith College.
Audrey has extensive leadership and consulting experience in all components of Human Resources Management. She draws on over 20 years’ experience in several industries, including Fortune 50 organizations. Her Human Resources principle is to design and develop programs in alignment with organization goals and strategy, with a performance based foundation.
She is a strong advocate in the strategic value of people and aligning people processes tailored to the needs and requirements of the organization and has been a speaker at the SHRM National Conference, Read more
Neil Batiancila currently serves as Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Development Officer – the first in the history of America’s First Zoo. In this role, Neil oversees all charitable activity, including annual and campaign fundraising operations. Prior to joining the zoo, he served as executive director, campaign operations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation where he led efforts for a multi-year, multi-faceted $1 billion comprehensive campaign, the most ambitious in its history. He previously served as the foundation’s director of corporate & foundation relations where he managed Read more
Laura Line is a leader and strategist who has worked in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors for over 30 years. As a Principal of Bowling Business Strategies, Laura assists local, regional and national clients on a wide range of strategic projects and initiatives. Laura believes in the potential of partnership and has collaboratively developed tools to help people assess their organization’s readiness and capacity to partner, as well as the costs and potential impact of partnering. She has served in several leadership roles in nonprofits, Read more