About the Presenters – 2016 CFRE Review Course

Michael J. Henley has dedicated his career to the advancement of not-for-profit organizations, large and small.  Michael began consulting in 1996 and provides counsel to nonprofit organizations nationally and internationally. He brings extensive experience as a successful executive director, senior development staff member, board member and consultant and believes that having played all four of these roles enriches the counsel he provides. His 44-year career experience has included management and development experience with nonprofit organizations such as Diocese of Lansing Refugee Resettlement Program, Ronald McDonald House, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, American Refugee Committee, Maricopa Tech Community College, Glendale Community Council, Carmen Pampa Fund, Catholic Eldercare, Peace Corps and VISTA.

Michael has conducted workshops and seminars for local, regional and national organizations and has served as an instructor in Nonprofit Management for St. Mary’s University and the University of St. Thomas. He co-authored and published the book Fund Raising & Marketing in the One-Person Shop — Achieving Success with Limited Resources now in its fourth edition. In 2002, the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP) named Michael the Outstanding Professional Fundraiser. In 2003, the AFP International Organization, with 30,000 members worldwide, named Michael the International Outstanding Fund Raising Executive.

Brighid Holman Hansen is a senior professional development consultant with more than twenty-eight years experience in annual, capital and endowment campaigns, board training, relationship building and public relations. She has secured major annual, capital, and capital funding for:  The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The National Park Foundation, Catholic Charities, Minnesota Diversified Industries, and The Nature Conservancy. As Vice President for Development and Government Relations she headed the original $33 million capital campaign and state and federal lobbying campaigns to build the Great Lakes Aquarium. She has been a national Director of Development providing fundraising consulting services and producing events throughout the country for The National Park Foundation, an organization led by noted philanthropist David Rockefeller, Jr. During her career, she managed and staffed campaigns totaling over $150 million. She has worked in both areas of grant-making and grant seeking. She was the lead consultant in the development of the Mississippi River Fund and lead counsel for the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s $17 million comprehensive campaign. She was also chosen as the Minnesota consultant to produce the First Lady media visit to the State on behalf of the National Park Foundation.

Brighid is former Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Minnesota Chapter, and has served as a member of the Board of the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, the Wayzata Yacht Club Foundation, and the National Society of Fundraising Executives. She has been a seminar speaker on Development topics at a number of venues and an executive coach for the Management Assistance Project (MAP). She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a member of the National Council on Planned Giving and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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Hansen Henley Yoder & Lamb partners and associates have over 160 combined years of experience in fundraising and advancement. We are a full service firm providing feasibility study services, campaign consulting and fundraising support. In addition, we provide annual fund assessments and planning and consulting regarding planned giving programs.

Hansen, Henley Yoder & Lamb has extensive experience in capital, capital and special project campaigns. Our team members have provided campaign counsel to a number distinguished nonprofits throughout the nation.

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