I’m Mary Cahalane, principal of Hands-On Fundraising. I’m based in Connecticut and specialize in annual giving programs and donor communications. And I stuff a mean envelope.
I say that not because it’s the most important skill I’ve developed. But after 30 years in the nonprofit world, I still approach my work hands-on. I enjoy the dual nature of this work: half art and half science; half philosophy and half paper cuts. The creativity and intellectual work keep me excited. The paper cuts keep me grounded.
Helpful is my mission. My fundraising experience includes arts, community, social service and education organizations. I’ve helped to build successful fundraising programs by focusing on great communications, sensible planning and strong donor relationships. Can I help you?blog