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Catherine H. Fynes

Strategic Partner

A seasoned nonprofit leader, Catherine brings her experience and connections to Benefactor Group’s talent management practice. Her primary focus is executive search and transition—helping nonprofits to identify and hire their chief executive and/or senior development leaders.

Catherine first joined Benefactor Group in 2008 and transitioned to a strategic partner role in 2022. As a Senior Consultant with Benefactor Group, she supported clients in campaign planning and implementation, strategic planning, and improving fundraising effectiveness.

A respected leader, Catherine has been an executive director of two nonprofits. She has also served as interim vice president of development for three not-for-profit organizations in the Columbus area and founding interim director of a new state-wide foundation.

Catherine has served on several not-for-profit boards and committees, including as president of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Central Ohio Chapter of AFP, and Leadership Toledo. She also served one year on the International Board of AFP Global. She is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in journalism.

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