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Mark Weintraub

Executive Associate

Mark Weintraub is a nonprofit turnaround expert and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. He has successfully raised funds in 22 US states and Europe through innovative and creative thinking, focusing on organizational effectiveness, and engineering teamwork to support overarching goals.
Mark‚Äôs career path has been as a front-line development professional to the Chief Professional Officer of a major community center for the last 9 years. During this time, he created two strategic plans, increased revenues 75 percent, and founded ‚ÄúCapital Capabilities‚ÄĚ ‚Äď a coalition of nonprofit and government agencies in the developmental disabilities area which transformed his agency‚Äôs brand and community engagement.
Mark has raised significant funds for iconic national Jewish nonprofits, Hillel International, UJC, Technion, and Israel Institute of Technology in annual and planned giving, and rescue/relief campaigns. As Development Director for Orr Shalom Children’s Homes in Jerusalem, he created an international fundraising network.
Mark is a Rotarian and serves on his local town, school, and two nonprofit boards. He was past Co-Chair of the JCC Association Executive Seminar and graduate of the Capital Chamber of Commerce Leadership program. Mark earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Mark‚Äôs core expertise is in Strategic and Campaign Planning. He also has extensive experience in Board Training, Corporate Social Responsibility, Donor and Constituent Engagement, Fiscal Management, Human Resources, International Fundraising, Management and Governance, Marketing and Community Engagement, Risk Management and Fundraising Governance.

Sector Experience: Community Based Membership and Advocacy, International Development, Jewish Community and Youth.

Mark’s fundraising must have: Great people at all levels committed and engaged in a nonprofit‚Äôs development goals that support the mission coupled with amazing volunteer leadership.

Contact Mark at: [email protected]

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Timothy Weaver

Junior Associate

Timothy Weaver has worked in a variety of prospect research and prospect management roles at MIT, Boston University, World Vision, and the University of Washington’s School of Medicine. He also Co-Founded and was the Executive Director of a successful nonprofit which helps provide education to approximately 1,500 children in rural communities in Guatemala. Timothy is eager to partner with organizations to provide capacity ratings, research briefs, or help segment prospects into robust gift officer portfolios and focus on prospects who warrant cultivation. He has also benefited from having gift conversations with major gift donors giving him a unique perspective in his prospect research and management work. Timothy earned a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Pennsylvania State University.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Timothy‚Äôs core expertise is in Advancement Series. He likewise has extensive experience in Prospect Research, Prospect Management, Portfolio Development, Moves Management, Donor Engagement Strategy, Counsel and Support for Philanthropists, and International Fundraising

Sector Experience: Education, Healthcare, and International Development

Timothy’s fundraising must have: For everyone to have the desire to collaborate whenever possible so we can better understand the needs of the organization and provide targeted results.

Contact Timothy at: [email protected]

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William Van Pelt

Senior Associate

William Van Pelt is an accomplished business executive with extensive experience in fundraising, management, and operations. He has an entrepreneurial mindset with a proven history of creating and managing revenue generating programs in both for-profit and nonprofit industries. William has been a requested speaker at numerous conferences and events related to his fundraising expertise and stellar record of leading fundraising efforts and cause-related marketing campaigns. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: William‚Äôs core expertise is in Donor and Constituent Engagement. He has created numerous strategic plans for organizations and individual campaigns; generated niche marketing messaging; extensive experience in major donor stewardship and board governance management. He also has extensive experience in program creation, review and expansion strategic planning.

Sector Experience: Education, Humanitarian Relief, Social Service Organizations, International Development, Advocacy

William’s fundraising must have: Transparency, communication and accountability to the benefit of the mission.

Contact William at: [email protected]

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John Trombetta


John Trombetta has more than 12 years of experience as an executive and development leader specializing in the higher education and community-based membership and advocacy sectors. Some of his previous experience has included roles as the CEO of the Florida State Alliance of YMCAs, Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Project of Tallahassee, and Director of Alumni Relations at Valdosta State University. John holds a Master of Business Administration in Management from the University of Phoenix, and graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: John’s core expertise is in Alumni Relations and Giving. Campaign and Strategic Planning, Major and Principal Gifts, Advocacy and Legislative Budget Requests

Sector Experience: Education, Healthcare, Community Based Membership and Advocacy

John’s fundraising must have: Authenticity. If you are not genuine in your message, donors will see right through you.

Contact John at: [email protected]

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Justin Thongsavanh

Junior Associate

Justin Thongsavanh as over 8 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sector, specializing in program development, fundraising, and project management. Currently, Justin serves as the Operations and Partnerships Manager for The Dinner Party, where he focuses on building communities to scale, improving operational functions, fundraising, producing communications, and program development/management. Justin excels at building relationships with donors, partners, and stakeholders by identifying and aligning each party’s needs and building a strong operational foundation to ensure the success of an organization. Justin earned his master’s degree in Public Administration at the California State University of Long Beach.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Justin‚Äôs core expertise are in Operations and Program Development. He likewise has extensive experience in Board Training, Management and Governance; Corporate Social Responsibility; Data Analytics; Development Program Review and Expansion Strategies; Donor and Constituent Engagement; Fundraising Campaigns and Strategic Planning; Interim Program Management; Project Management; Risk Management and Fundraising Governance

Sector Experience: Education, Arts & Culture, Community Based Membership and Advocacy

Justin’s fundraising must have: Collaborative teams that lead with transparency and data-driven decision making.

Contact Justin at: [email protected]

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Dylan Teggart

Junior Associate

Dylan has five years of experience helping organizations and individuals communicate their mission and stimulating transformational funding and engagement. He has worked on several successful million-dollar campaigns for a range of world-class organizations and high net-worth individuals in the education, arts (film, music, and fine arts), fashion, and philanthropic sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from New York University.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Dylan‚Äôs core expertise is in project management. He also has extensive experience in targeted research with a focus in donor gift-giving history and probability of reoccurring giving (annually, planned gifts, legacy), sourcing and fundraising for major and principal donations/gifts in North America and internationally as well as drafting and editing proposals and donor emails.

Sector Experience: Arts & Culture (fine arts, institutions, music industry); Nonprofit Organizations (education, awareness, and arts); International donations/development, NGOs

Dylan’s fundraising must have: A clear vision and tangible objectives with a desire for growth.

Contact Dylan at: [email protected]

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