Effective fundraising hinges on combining smart strategy with strong and genuine relationships. Margaret Walker uses her aptitude for building meaningful relationships to inspire supporters to become advocates for client missions. At Fairmount, Margaret focuses on developing personalized fundraising strategies for clients and providing the tools, structure, and support they need to be successful.
Margaret brings years of experience fundraising for nonprofit programs and events, building meaningful connections with individual donors and corporate stakeholders, and recruiting and preparing executive volunteers to champion non-profit missions and serve as solicitors. She enjoys strategic and creative thinking, and is at her best when working collaboratively. Her client portfolio includes capital campaigns and resource development. Margaret brings particular skill in preparing compelling communications written in clients’ own styles and voices.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Margaret previously worked as Senior Director of Go Red For Women for the American Heart Association, managing all aspects of the fundraising campaign to meet funding goals to advance national operations and local programmatic initiatives. She started her career supporting two iconic Philadelphia non-profits, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and Please Touch Museum.
- Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
- Sr. Director, American Heart Association
- Development Manager, Playworks
- Events Manager, Please Touch Museum
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