About Erika Roland, Founder and CEO
I can show any leader how to successfully grow their donor list and maximize contributions from current donors in a relationally intelligent way.
Early in my career, I learned that fundraising is counter-intuitive. While having a sales aptitude and being personable helps, it turns out there are specific fundraising protocols you must follow to be truly successful and make your donor at ease. High pressure tactics and slick messages don't work long term.
Since 80% of your donations come from 20% of donors, you must apply these proven methods when engaging with top donors. These skills aren’t taught in books, but they are crucial to making or breaking your fundraising goals.
I’ll show you how to cultivate relationships with major donors, craft materials and present your request whether you’re asking for $500 or $500,000. Or if you’d prefer, I will go with you on those appointments and make the ask myself.
These are the same skills I’ve used throughout my career--raising millions of dollars--specializing in capital campaigns and ongoing support for charitable non-profits with short-term and long-term goals.
I have a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Despite my lifelong pursuit of a warmer climate, I live in Bloomington, Minnesota with my husband and two children just three miles from where I grew up.
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