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Roger Ali

Senior Associate

With more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Roger D. Ali is a seasoned professional with deep and broad experience as a fundraising executive, administrator, and consultant, committed to the industry and the discipline, as exemplified by his recent election as the Chair-Elect of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global.

Roger is a major gifts strategist with a proven track record of leading teams and comprehensive fundraising and marketing programs to raise $120 million+, including several capital and endowment campaigns. Some of his previous experience has included: President & CEO, Niagara Health Foundation, Vice President, Development, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation and Executive Director, Bishop Strathan School Foundation.

Roger also holds a Chartered Director (C. Dir) designation in Governance from the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University; an MBA from Athabasca University as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Administration and Management and is a Certified Fundraising Executive since 2000. He has continued executive level education at Harvard and Stanford Universities, and is the past President of the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter, where he was awarded the Recipient of Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017.

Area of Expertise:
Roger’s predominant expertise is in Fundraising Campaigns and Strategic Planning. He is adept and demonstrates expertise is in Board Training, Management and Governance, and Major and Principal, Planned and Legacy Gifts.

Experience:
Healthcare, Community Based Membership and Advocacy

Fundraising Must Have:
A well-written plan to guide your fundraising efforts with staff and volunteers.

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Julia B Reed

Executive Associate

With more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Julia Beatrice “JB” Reed, Esq., MBA specializes in Interim Program Management. Throughout a career characterized by executive management and entrepreneurial experience she has translated the visions of community, business, faith-based, and government leaders into fully functioning non-profit agencies designed to meet the needs of underserved populations. Central to her success is a highly effective combination of skills, abilities, and knowledge in the areas of strategic planning, business development, partnership development, revenue generation/management, financial management, legal and contract compliance/interpretation, and written and oral presentations.

Special strengths include mentorship that empowers leaders of start-up organizations in such diverse arenas as social services, health profession education, community development, and religious organizations. In addition to her work with start-ups, she has extensive experience transforming programs and services within firmly established non-profit and government agencies. JB most recently participated in the restructuring and implementation of the grant making process for the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Additional experience includes Chief of National Programs and Chief Operating Officer, The Center for Leadership Innovation; Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, the Greater Richmond Area Higher Education Consortium, Inc; and Staff Attorney with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

JB Reed graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government from Ohio Wesleyan University; a Jurist Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School; and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association.

Area of Expertise: JB’s core expertise is in Interim Program Management.

Sector Experience: Education, Healthcare, Community Based Membership and Advocacy. JB has considerable expertise in the areas of primary and secondary education, healthcare education, community-based advocacy, and faith-based organizations.

Fundraising Must Have: Collaboration, creativity, mission- focus, and sustainability.

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Natalia Branco

Junior Associate

Natalia Branco has over 8 years of experience working in marketing, customer success management, and SalesForce implementation. She is passionate about how technology can improve sales results and companies’ performances and is proud to have made a difference by working in small startups to large well-established companies in the financial services industry, as well as nonprofit organizations seeking to fully implement and harness the power of SalesForce. Natalia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Universidade Paulista, Brazil, a Master’s degree in Business Communication from Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Global Business Management from Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada, and is a Certified SalesForce Administrator (Admin 201 and Platform App Builder). 

Fundraising Area of Expertise:
Advancement Services, Donor and Constituent Engagement and Project Management

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

Fundraising Must Have:
Technology to empower institutional leaders and volunteers with the right data and tools to perform their jobs successfully

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