Imagine bigger impact.

You’re on a mission to change the world.
You need generous major gift partners in your corner.


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Hi, I’m Sarah.


I help non-profit directors and social entrepreneurs win major gifts for bigger impact.

When you work with me, you not only hit your goals, you put in place leadership and systems to succeed in your next campaign.

I am a certified coach through Leadership That Works, and have raised millions of dollars for a variety of education and social enterprise organizations. Experience has taught me that engagement and relationships drive investment.

Hi, I’m Sarah.


I help non-profit directors and social entrepreneurs win major gifts for bigger impact.

When you work with me, you not only hit your goals, you put in place leadership and systems to succeed in your next campaign.

I am a certified coach through Leadership That Works, and have raised millions of dollars for a variety of education and social enterprise organizations. Experience has taught me that engagement and relationships drive investment.

Ready to build strong relationships that inspire major gifts?


Have you found yourself saying any of the following?

“I want to feel more authentic and prepared — I keep putting off fundraising.”

“I don’t know how to support my Development Director, measure performance, or structure our team.”

“We’ve got an ambitious financial goal. I’m not clear about my plan or success measures.”

“I’m scared that as we grow, there are people falling through the cracks and that our donors are not taken care of.”

I help leaders face these challenges and thrive.

Here’s how we’ll get you there.


Leadership Coaching

Get over fundraising jitters and learn research-based ways to build authentic, mutual connections that lead to greater generosity and loyalty.

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Board Retreats

Activate your board with inspiration, practical tools, frameworks, and coaching.

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System Design and Strategy

Know before cash comes in whether you are on track to goal. Deploy systems and standards that support major donor relationships.

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I’ve helped many organizations overcome fund development challenges and advance their impact.

  • 2Gen Equity
  • Asylum Access
  • Voices College-Bound Language Academies
  • Ruraq Maki
  • Prospera
  • KIPP: Bay Area Schools
  • Innovate Public Schools
  • APIAHF
  • Reading Partners
  • Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
  • San Francisco Film Society
  • CAPC-COCO
  • “I am still reaping the rewards & lessons from Sarah’s coaching sessions to this present day.”

    — Melanie Gleason, Immigrant Rights Attorney at Attorney on the Move

  • ”Sarah’s supportive, inquisitive, and authentic approach to mission-driven results helped me overcome self-doubt and step into my full potential and power as a leader.”

    — Pam Lozoff, Director of Spirit of Youth Yoga

  • “Before working with Sarah, we lacked consistency in our systems.  Now, we have a dynamic forecasting model that allows us to track progress through the pipeline in real time.”

    — Diana Essex-Lettieri, Director of Strategy & Operations, Asylum Access

  • “After working with Sarah, we can now show the board and staff what numbers our pipeline should hit each quarter to reach our philanthropy goal. It helps everyone rally and get into action around the right tasks.”

    — Emily Arnold-Fernandez, Executive Director & Founder of Asylum Access

  • There have been so many exciting developments because of your work and all that you taught me: 10 active board members, and a supportive incoming board chair giving $50K!

    –Deanna Berg, Executive Director, Reading Partners Sacramento (former)

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Not sure where to begin?


Contact me to schedule a free strategy call.


  • Gain clarity about what a major gift program looks like for your organization.

  • Understand the essential building blocks to creating a winning major gift program.

  • Pinpoint the biggest obstacle blocking your progress.

  • Identify your most important next step in winning more major gifts.

  • Come away knowing exactly what your next steps are.

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