Chris Locke

Senior Associate

Chris Locke has more than 20 years of experience as a creative leader with expertise in integrated marketing strategies, and leading education and membership teams. She consistently delivers positive outcomes with strong and sustainable gains by inspiring quality team performance and collaboration. She motivates teams and individuals to exceed organizational objectives, targets and goals. Her greatest pride is elevating group and personal performance levels through skillful leadership and fearless, yet graceful, decision-making outcomes. One of Chris’ biggest achievements was breaking down long-established siloes between departments to create a new level of cooperation between development and marketing teams. As a result, one organization was able to raise over $15MM in an 18-month period, a record for this particular non-profit.
Chris earned her degree in Communications and Public Relations at California State University.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Chris is a well-rounded fundraising generalist and brings expert-level experience in Fundraising Campaigns and Strategic Planning. She also has extensive experience in annual giving campaigns and programs, direct marketing, and gift planning. She is particularly adept at developing unique marketing campaigns that breath fresh life into routine fundraising efforts.

Sector Experience: Membership-based educational institutes and think tanks, trade societies, animal protection non-profits, and community-based preparedness programs.

Chris’s fundraising must have: Goals. Both team and personal goals, with timeline breakdowns. Also, strong belief that change can be good, and without strategic change, stagnation is eminent.

Contact Chris at: [email protected]

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