Randy's heart lies in helping non-profit organizations raise money. His more than 30 years of experience include work with numerous mission groups, Focus on the Family and World Vision. Randy is an ordained minister with degrees in Christian Education and Youth Ministry from Azusa Pacific University. He's also completed studies in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and business management from the University of Phoenix. Randy is an avid music aficionado. A talented drummer, he has toured, recorded, produced, promoted and managed in the music business for more than 30 years. Randy most recently managed an all-Japanese rock band. (Yes, he speaks Japanese!) He is active in his local church and serves on the board of African Enterprise, an international ministry and relief organization that works in ten African nations. Blessed to live in sunny California, Randy enjoys all forms of exercise, especially running and biking. Read more here.
Steve is always and forever asking "why?" His in-depth experience in creating brands, online experiences and marketing programs is transformative. Steve has a keen eye for exploring every nuance of a challenge and creating the right solution. He previously worked in a variety of leadership roles at World Vision, headed up the import/export division of a Japanese electronics manufacturer and taught a graduate program in International Marketing and Trade in China. Steve graduated with distinction from The Thunderbird School of Global Management with a MBA in the areas of Pacific Rim studies, Marketing and Mandarin Chinese. Steve holds a BA from the University of Redlands where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a dual major in Economics and German. Living in Washington state gives Steve opportunities to backpack, surf (usually not at the same time!), and take photographs of the beauty around him. He is also an avid piano, guitar and ukelele player. Read more here.
Kay is known as "The Question Lady." Her insightful questions get to the heart of the matter. Kay has extensive experience in marketing research, planning and organizational development. She is recognized as a national leader in research among faith-based and denominational institutions. Kay lives on the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin and when not working, can be found on her dog scooter, riding behind her Black Mouth Cur dog Ranger. She also proudly plays the trombone in her neighborhood's annual Fourth of July parade.
A former Lutheran pastor, Steven is the president of TurningWest, a national consulting firm specializing in organizational and leadership development. He has the unique ability to translate first-order research into immediately practical applications for his clients. As a skilled communicator with superior interpersonal skills, Steven is passionate about helping others change the world by guiding them to intentionally build an organizational vehicle to release people to accomplish their dreams. When not working, he is a mountain climber, backpacker, fly-fisherman and still loves to play pick-up basketball. Steven has been married to Lisa for 30 years and is the proud father of Johnny and Grace who are off on their own journeys to change the world. Read more here.
Sam is a keen observer of organizational health and effectiveness. His area of expertise lies in creating critical paths that take organizations from surviving to thriving. Sam has worked in not-for-profit fundraising for organizations throughout the world. He brings an independent and nimble mind and a breadth of knowledge and marketing awareness to his client partners that gives them an innovative edge. His creative, strategic approach to visionary revenue generating solutions makes him a valued asset among his clients. Read more here.
Dick is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). His comprehensive knowledge of best practices for nonprofit investment committees and fiduciary issues ensures his clients maximize their impact in the most prudent way possible. An Air Force veteran with two tours of Vietnam, he now prefers the lure of the open water and is an avid racing sailor with the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Yacht Club and distance biker. Read more here.
Mary Reinders is a senior research consultant, serving mission-driven organizations access sectors. Her ability to analyze data is extraordinary. She has conducted a wide variety of studies to advance the missions of organizations through program evaluation, resource development, strategic planning, collaboration, marketing, and communications. Mary earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mary enjoys exploring the beauty of southwestern Wisconsin with her husband and young daughter. Read more here.
Phil's 35+ years of experience in direct mail and fundraising has worked wonders with some of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States, including The Salvation Army, American Bible Society, Boy Scouts of America, American Lung Association, Visiting Nurses Association, food banks and many others. Phil loves spending time with his family as well as kayaking, hiking, traveling and mountain climbing. Read more here.
Judy is an assured professional who helps organizations create and align their fundraising systems and processes in order to optimize their ability to sort, analyze and act on donor data. Her specialty lies in observing an analyzing the nuances of donor data to create logical fundraising strategies that focus organizations on where their efforts are likely to have the most impact. As a result, her clients waste less time and resources and are able to make more substantial contributions to their communities. Judy is a dependable partner who excels at coming into an organization, quickly determining how well the current systems compare with industry best practices, and implementing a plan of action that immediately places her clients on the road to success. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Siena Heights University and studied data processing at Northwestern Michigan University. Read more here.