Debbie Flinn

Senior Associate

Debbie Flinn is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and an expert in creating new and sustainable funding sources for organizations in higher education and international health. Debbie has over 20+ years’ experience in all aspects of institutional advancement from major gifts to planned giving, capital fundraising campaigns, obtaining and managing federal grants, and establishing major donor and corporate relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Throughout her career which has spanned Canada, New Zealand and the USA, she has raised over $100 million.
A recent client survey response stated, “Debbie takes each project as a special individual that needs specific care and nurturing.” In New Zealand, Debbie led a team of 300 health professionals in hospital and community health settings and conducted quality health research and Six Sigma process mapping. For the past ten years, she has served as Executive Director of Development at Averett University (Virginia). Debbie has an MBA and a Graduate Certificate of Non-Profit Management from Duke University.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Debbie is a Fundraising Campaign and Strategic Planning expert. Her wide experience also spans the areas of Capital Campaigns, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Strategic Planning, Donor Engagement and Relationships, Project and Risk Management, Non-Profit Capacity Building.

Sector Experience: International Health, Higher Education, Community Engagement and Volunteerism, Non-Profit Sector

Debbie’s fundraising must have: You do good work! We can help you do better by establishing meaningful donor relationships to advance your organizational capacity.

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