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The Toolkit is more than just tools and templates. Experienced campaign advisors are ready to support you every step of the way.

Meet the Team

At the heart of the Capital Campaign Toolkit are the campaign advisors. Each of our advisors has deep experience in capital campaign fundraising, having served as a campaign consultant for many years.

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

Amy Eisenstein Email Amy | CEO & Co-Founder

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, is a veteran fundraising consultant. With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, she’s published a number of books, including Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops. Amy is also an in-demand keynote speaker and an engaging board retreat trainer and facilitator.

Andrea Kihlstedt

Andrea Kihlstedt Email Andrea | Campaign Expert & Co-Founder

Andrea Kihlstedt is the author of Capital Campaigns: Strategies that Work, now in its 4th edition, as well as How to Raise $1 Million (or More) in 10 Bite Sized Steps, in addition to several other fundraising books. She has been leading successful capital campaigns for over 30 years.

Barbara Barron

Barbara Barron Email Barbara | Campaign Advisor

Barbara Barron has worked with schools across the country on all aspects of capacity building campaigns, annual and planned giving campaigns, and board training. She focuses on building leadership giving programs and growing the capacity of professional and volunteer teams by increasing competence, confidence, and joy.

Xan Blake

Xan Blake Email Xan | Campaign Advisor

Xan Blake, CFRE, brings 25 years of nonprofit management experience including expertise in fund development, governance and board training – all of which is focused on bringing her clients’ missions to life. She has worked with land trusts, health foundations, and social service organizations. Her down-to-earth manner makes her a very effective advisor.

David Cupps

David Cupps Email David | Operations Manager

David Cupps works with operations and client management for the Toolkit. His background includes time as Development Director and Executive Director for non-profits at the local, state and national levels, as well as business management and financial advising in the for-profit sector.

Amy Dauplaise

Amy Dauplaise Email Amy D. | Campaign Strategist

Amy Dauplaise brings nearly 20 years of consulting experience and over 10 years of nonprofit fundraising experience to Capital Campaign Toolkit. Her greatest professional passion is helping people and organizations succeed.

Derry Deringer

Derry Deringer Email Derry | Campaign Advisor

Derry Deringer, CFRE, brings 15+ years of fundraising experience as an independent consultant and director-level staff and has certifications in professional coaching and facilitation. Derry most enjoys helping nonprofits gain the confidence and knowledge needed to surpass their most courageous goals.

Louise Dinsmore

Louise Dinsmore Email Louise | Campaign Advisor

Louise Dinsmore brings 28+ years of experience as a development professional and consultant working with a myriad of healthcare, social service and arts organizations on all aspects of capital campaign planning, management, and execution. Her energetic approach combined with knowledge and experience is a winning combination for our clients.

Jeff Hensley

Jeff Hensley Email Jeff | Campaign Advisor

Jeff Hensley has deep fundraising experience with a wide variety of nonprofits, including educational and religious institutions. He specializes in major gift strategy and capital campaign coaching. His calm demeanor brings a steadiness and organization to even the most high-stress campaigns.

Paula Peter

Paula Peter Email Paula | Campaign Advisor

Paula Peter has been a capital campaign consultant since 1991. She has particular strengths in board development, donor strategies, and campaign planning. She’s worked on smaller community-based campaigns as well as larger national campaigns. Her experience, insight, and disciplined approach make her a favorite among Toolkit advisors.

Sarah Plimpton

Sarah Plimpton Email Sarah | Chief Happiness Officer, Campaign Advisor

Sarah brings to the Toolkit nearly 20 years of capital campaign experience across several nonprofit sectors, including education, conservation, and healthcare. Previous roles include both Development Director and campaign consultant. Sarah especially enjoys helping clients transform donor relationships through nuanced campaign and major gift strategies.

Richard Quinn

Richard Quinn Email Richard | Campaign Advisor

Richard Quinn has helped nonprofits with their campaigns since 2008. Richard brings skills in mission-centered major gifts fundraising, institutional relations, and even interim director of development services. He’s an active listener, strategist, and cheerleader and is adept at finding the right solution to even the thorniest of challenges.

Kristin Raack

Kristin Raack Email Kristin | Campaign Advisor

Kristin Raack, CFRE, GPC, has over 20 years of experience guiding nonprofits to success through capital campaigns, individual giving, corporate/foundation relations, board leadership, and strategic planning. With her ability to see how everything fits together, Kristin makes capital campaigns accessible (and enjoyable!) for organizations of any size.

Shelley Semmler

Shelley Semmler Email Shelley | Campaign Advisor

Shelley Semmler has worked with institutions from every nonprofit sector for over three decades. She has significant campaign experience and has served as a Senior Search Consultant for Aspen Leadership Group for several years. Shelley is particularly enthusiastic about using her background to guide organizations through the campaign process.

Steven Shattuck

Steven Shattuck Email Steven | Engagement Advisor

Steven Shattuck is the author of Robots Make Bad Fundraisers – How Nonprofits Can Maintain the Heart in the Digital Age. A frequent webinar presenter and conference speaker, he has over 15 years of experience advising nonprofits on donor communications, data management, and digital content.

Kent Stroman

Kent Stroman Email Kent | Campaign Advisor

Kent Stroman, CFRE, brings 4 decades’ experience in the charitable sector and is author of Asking About Asking and The Accidental Intentional Board. He has led numerous capital campaigns to success during the last 20+ years. Kent has a special knack for finding just the right words to make complex concepts clear and memorable.

Dick Walker

Dick Walker Email Dick | Campaign Advisor

Dick Walker has worked in nonprofit fundraising for 40+ years as an independent school chief development officer, a corporate foundation executive, and a nonprofit consultant. His practice helps nonprofits with fundraising campaigns, board development, and strategic planning. He has also served on numerous boards.

Tammy Zonker

Tammy Zonker Email Tammy | Campaign Advisor

For more than 20 years, Tammy Zonker has been an inspiring international speaker, consultant, major gift campaign strategist and trainer in the discipline of transformational philanthropy. She has led, trained, and coached nonprofit human services organizations, private schools, colleges and universities, and healthcare organizations.

Our Commitment to You

We are 100% committed to your success. We designed the Capital Campaign Toolkit support system to give you everything you need to implement your capital campaign.

The Capital Campaign Toolkit is founded on the following principles:

  • Commitment to quality and service
  • Providing high value for nonprofit organizations
  • Treating others as we wish to be treated

The entire Campaign Toolkit team is committed to supporting nonprofits as they undertake capital campaigns — the largest, most daunting and extraordinary form of fundraising.

Working with our advisor has been the perfect solution for our capital campaign. In our bi-weekly Zoom meetings, we get expert advice, encouragement, and she keeps us on task! We get all the help and direction we need in a very cost-effective way. It’s truly a win-win for us.

Michael Simkins

Board President, San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

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