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J.D. Beiting

J.D. Beiting joined Benefactor Group with over ten years of experience in non-profit fundraising, operations, and management. J.D. brings unique experience in developing creative and collaborative approaches to help nonprofit organizations build successful peer-to-peer fundraising, with applications to broad-base solicitation, member acquisition, and recurring gift programs. He also has experience … Read More

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Steve Beshuk

Steve has spent his entire career working with and for nonprofits. He began working at national, chapter-based charities the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Junior Achievement, and the American Red Cross. He has front-line experience in every facet of nonprofit management, including direct marketing, membership, special events, planned giving, major gifts, prospect … Read More

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Ann Bryson

Ann Bryson brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the philanthropic field both as a grantmaker and a development professional. Ann has held senior roles at the Columbus Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the OhioHealth Foundation. She served as Vice President of Program at the Columbus Foundation, … Read More

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Lisa Buckley

Lisa Buckley has more than a decade of experience in philanthropy and fundraising, working with both corporations and nonprofits. She has worked intensively with grant makers, developing and directing corporate social responsibility initiatives and cause-marketing programs. Lisa has also assisted many charitable organizations in raising funds through capital campaigns, major … Read More

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AJ Casey

AJ Casey, Of Counsel, has been a nonprofit leader, trainer, and consultant for more than 25 years. She specializes in capital campaigns, fundraising assessments and strategies, board training & advancement, as well as executive coaching and professional development. Additional areas of specialty include her work with start-up organizations and organizations focusing … Read More

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Cassandra Crossley

Cassandra Crossley brings to Benefactor Group more than 25 years of administrative experience in the fundraising consulting industry. She is adept as a project coordinator, aligning the firm’s staff and our clients in the intricate steps required during a feasibility study or campaign consulting engagement, and serving as liaison between … Read More

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Emma Fisher

Emma was practically born into the nonprofit sector. As a puppy, she participated in the Canine Companions program, where she learned important skills like “sit” “stay,” and—one of her favorites—“visit.” Ultimately, she found her calling with Benefactor Group where, since 2009 she has served as Benefactor Group’s Chief Hospitality Officer, … Read More

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Catherine H. Fynes

Catherine Fynes joined Benefactor Group in 2008 bringing with her nearly 25 years of experience in not-for-profit professional and volunteer management, fund-raising, marketing, and media relations. She has developed and implemented annual giving campaigns, planned giving programs, special events, capital campaigns, and direct mail solicitations. She has secured numerous grant … Read More

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Ronald J. Guisinger, SPHR, CCP

Ron Guisinger has more than 25 years of human resources management experience in both the public and private industry sectors. His experience in the human resources (HR) field includes HR strategy & planning; workforce alignment; mergers & acquisitions; performance & talent management, job & organizational design; and total rewards. Prior … Read More

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Laura J. MacDonald, CFRE

Laura MacDonald, President of Benefactor Group, is a certified fundraising executive with more than 24 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and philanthropy. She has served as the vice president and creative director of a national fundraising firm, chief development officer in arts and higher education, and as a key … Read More

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