What We Do
At Joanne Oppelt Consulting we partner with nonprofits to help them:
- Integrate fundraising with strategic planning, marketing, operations and financial systems
- Build or rebuild revenue streams, creating a sustainable funding environment
- Increase organizational capacity
Today’s nonprofits are experiencing greater demands for their services stemming from increasingly unmet community needs yet face rising expenses and unsteady or diminishing revenue sources. Never has the need for strategic and effective fundraising been greater.
At the same time, more than 80 percent of New Jersey’s more than 34,000 nonprofits have annual budgets of less than $500,000. Every dollar is precious. We will show you how an investment today in building a strategic fundraising infrastructure will return long-term financial dividends.
Our Services Include
- Fundraising Assessment
- Research and Planning
About Joanne Oppelt
Our founder and principal, Joanne Oppelt, is a seasoned fundraising rainmaker with a distinguished track record of success. During her more than 25 years working in the nonprofit arena she has built or rebuilt successful fundraising departments at every stop, helping her organizations grow capacity and more effectively fulfill their missions.
She has held the positions of Grants Writer, Director of Community Services, Development Director, Assistant Executive Director and Executive Director at the nonprofits Community Access Unlimited, Caring Contact: A Listening Community, Family to Family Network of New Jersey, Christian Healthcare Center, March of Dimes Central New Jersey, Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey and Maternal and Family Health Services. Her extensive background in both work roles and organizations enables her to understand the realities her clients face and her success at every stop positions her to help any nonprofit turn around its struggling fundraising operations.