How do you take the “ick” out of the ask? Kel shares her process leading outbound fundraising efforts for non-profit theatres.
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About Kel Haney:
Kel Haney, Senior Consultant at Donorly, is a NYC & Maine-based fundraising expert with 17 years of experience in the field, specializing in Outbound Fundraising.
She’s consulted with such organizations as MCC Theatre, Signature Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The O’Neill Theater Center, New York Theatre Workshop, Page 73 Productions, Marin Theatre Company, BroadwayUnlocked, The Glimmerglass Festival, American Composers Forum, and RIP Medical Debt.
Kel’s work boils down to “Taking the Ick out of the Ask” and shifting fundraising conversations from transactional encounters to relationship-building opportunities. She spent twenty years as a theatre director and her fundraising methodology is based on how she led a rehearsal room: focusing on what makes each of us unique and engaging. Over her fundraising career, Kel has helped non-profit organizations raise over $11M, primarily in donations under $2K. www.kelhaney.com
When not working, Kel’s seeking out all kinds of artistic experiences, taking nature walks with her rescue pup, practicing yoga, playing extremely intricate board games, and attempting to recreate the fabulous meals she & her husband (actor Michael Grew) have enjoyed on their various travels.
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