Christine Kohls, CFRE
Christine is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) whose 18 years of experience includes leadership positions in healthcare, higher education, social service, and arts and culture organizations. This diversity within the nonprofit sector offers her clients a multi-faceted strategic approach to fundraising and nonprofit management. Within each sector, Christine developed expertise in campaign strategy and messaging, sponsorship programs, annual campaigns, grant writing, budgeting and return on investment analysis, project management, and government relations. Most recently, Christine developed comprehensive development plans, messaging, and branding for Cleveland-area nonprofits; refreshed an eight-year-old breakfast fundraiser into a roving cocktail party at the Cleveland Museum of Art that nearly doubled the event's net revenue and attracted 700 supporters; and coordinated multiple rounds of successful advocacy and project management through the State of Ohio’s Biennium Budget process. A seasoned foundation, corporate and government relations officer, Christine’s portfolio includes US Department of Education, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as many foundations local to northeast Ohio and beyond.
Alison is a seasoned fundraising professional with a wealth of experience in donor cultivation, event planning, database management, marketing, grants management, and writing. Throughout her career, she has used her expertise and enthusiasm to support prominent, nationally-recognized non-profit organizations including Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, NY), The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Cleveland, OH), Alice Austen House (Staten Island, New York), and most recently DANCECleveland (Cleveland, OH). In her 10-year career at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Alison implemented membership campaigns and program enhancements that yielded a 20% increase in number of members and exceeded revenue goals by 15% for two consecutive years; she also tripled revenue in the areas of web sales and onsite sales over three years through enhanced marketing initiatives and strategic staffing growth.
Ing Kiland, Business Development
Ing is a knowledgeable fundraiser whose experience includes annual, corporate and planned giving for education and non-profit clients. In addition, he coaches new development officers and board members in the "art of the ask" so that they may feel confident and knowledgeable when having face to face meetings with prospective donors. Ing has focused much of his career in the area of prospect development, planned gifts such as annuities, gifts of real estate, percentages of 401k plans at time of death, and different types of trusts and beneficiaries of wills. Ing believes that non-profits that focus a percentage of their time in this arena will be well-poised for the future with a more diversified fundraising revenue plan. Ing's experience includes positions with United Way in Arizona and Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, churches, Rotary, and boarding schools. Ing resides in Virginia and Ohio at different times of the year.
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Christine Kohls, CFRE
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