Non-profit Fundraising & Development Consultant, Tech OG, former tech and media exec, and entrepreneur

Hi, I’m Susan Mernit, an accomplished fundraising and development consultant. With experience in arts, education, workforce development, and tech equity non-profits like The Crucible and Hack the Hood, I have a reputation for strategic thinking and delivering results. I work collaboratively with teams to develop equitable programs, funding strategies, pitches, and proposals.

I bring a range of essential skills to the table, including strong listening abilities, persuasive writing, communication, and excellent project management. When it comes to development planning, I consider the organization’s perspective, the funder’s needs, and the program participants’ goals. By crafting compelling narratives backed by data, I engage funders, build authentic relationships, and ensure measurable outcomes.

I focus on securing grants, partnerships, and corporate sponsorships while diversifying revenue from a mission-driven perspective. I also offer facilitation, systems, and processes to support this work, and board coaching, training, and development in these areas.

Let’s Work Together:

The first step is to schedule a call or send me an email to discuss your needs in more detail. Together, we can create a tailored approach to meet your organization’s fundraising goals.